About Graduate English

In the words of John Donne, “God is a declaratory God.”  Since communication is not only central to the human experience, but also a central quality of the Creator, we believe that the effective composing, transmission and interpretation of words has broad implications.  The ACU English faculty conducts the study of English with an acknowledgment that human language echoes the divine activity of the Logos—the Word that is the beginning of all things.


Graduate students in English can expect to:
     • rigorously address current rhetorical and literary theory,
        in an atmosphere that is hospitable to people of faith;
     • interact with professors eager to mentor students in
        critical methodology, research, professional writing,
        publication, tutoring, and teaching;
     • participate in a unique spiritual and intellectual community
       with graduate students from across campus;
     • graduate prepared to enter doctoral programs, pursue
        careers in teaching and writing, or enter law school.  


The Department of English at ACU offers a 36-hour Master of Arts degree with emphases in Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, and Creative Writing. 

For more information about the graduate English program, please contact Dr. William Carroll at william.carroll@acu.edu or by calling (325) 674-2083.

Application Deadline:
Fall 2016
  • Aug. 12, 2016

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