Carnegie Mellon University

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.

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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. 

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