In layers of meaning, in the midsts of the creative process, in intellectual breakthroughs, in rigorous research, in unique careers across disciplines, in a rapidly changing world in which empathetic, deep-thinkers are sorely needed...English is here.
Situated at the heart of Carnegie Mellon University, an exciting hub of cutting-edge research and inquiry, the Department of English offers students a place to explore vital questions with humanistic complexity and creativity.
Research and Education Innovation
Our faculty are passionate scholars, tough-love mentors, and leading minds in their fields. The Department of English at CMU is at the forefront of humanities-based research and educational innovation in the English discipline.
14 Academic Programs
From Freshman Writing to Doctoral Research
12:1 Student Ratio
Our intimate class sizes define us
100+ Years of English
The English B.A. was first offered at CMU in 1919
Spotlight: Short Story Machine
The Department of English debuts Short Edition, a short-story vending machine dispensing the work of CMU creative writing faculty.
Department of English Events
- Mar 18 Cameron Barnett: Adamson Visiting Writer | BH 255B 4:30PM
- Mar 26 - Mar 28 Trip Tech: 3 Days of Humanities x Technology Community Programming