Future students: Admissions

The Department of English offers degrees that prepare students to succeed in any career and to enter any graduate or professional program.

Representing the rich breadth of English studies, our faculty specialize in five key fields: composition and rhetoric, creative writing, film and media, linguistics, and literature. As students learn to analyze and create texts and media of all kinds, they gain essential skills that allow them to chart their futures and to change the world.

Graduate admissions

For graduate admissions criteria and requirements, visit English graduate admissions.

Why study English at Wayne State in Detroit?

An English degree equips students with a flexible toolkit that leads to career advancement in today's fast-paced professional world. Reading, writing, and critical thinking are the building blocks of success in every occupation, and English courses allow students to master these essential skills. Through internships and community-engaged learning opportunities, our students gain real-world experiences, build their resum├ęs, and make a difference in the Detroit area.

If you are interested in finding out more about our programs, contact our advisor, Royanne Smith.