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Academic Programs

The Department of English at the University of Maryland offers comprehensive programs in undergraduate and graduate education, with a wide range of creative and analytic courses, degrees and innovative opportunities for students of all backgrounds and experiences.

Our English major has four tracks—Literary and Cultural Studies; Language, Writing and Rhetoric; Creative Writing; and Media Studies—which allows students to specialize within and across the multiple field strengths of the department. We also offer double major and honors options, as well as multiple minors, to help you curate the degree experience that’s right for you.


English (B.A.)

Film Studies (B.A.)

English-Education Double Major

English Minors

English Honors

Learn more about undergraduate studies in English, including not only programs but also our robust opportunities beyond the classroom, such as student groups and internships. For specific questions about undergraduate programs, other than Film Studies, contact

For questions about the Film Studies B.A., contact our Film advisor Marianne Conroy (


Creative Writing (M.F.A.)
English (M.A.)
English (Ph.D.)
Comparative Literature (Ph.D.)

For more information about our Graduate Programs, please contact our Graduate Studies Director GerShun Avilez at

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English Internships


Over 60 internship and professional career development opportunities for English students in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region.