English Program

The English Program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley cultivates in students scholarly and creative achievement through graduate and undergraduate courses in literature, language, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and secondary English language arts.

We promote student literacy – specifically the abilities to read, write, and think critically – as well as an appreciation for the English language.

We encourage faculty to pursue excellence in teaching, foster collegiality, contribute scholarly research, and engage in service to the university and Rio Grande Valley community.

The English degrees, as a collaboration among the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, the Department of Writing and Language Studies, and the Creative Writing Program in the College of Liberal Arts, support culturally responsive pedagogy and community engagement.

The English Program at UTRGV offer students an opportunity to discover more about the world they live in, to learn to appreciate the artistic works of fellow human beings, and to develop literary and language aptitudes of their own. To students who view education primarily as career training, English programs provide excellent preparation for any profession requiring a high degree of skill and comprehension in oral and written communication. 


Undergraduate Degrees


Graduate Degrees