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About this Program

We offer engaging, unique courses that will ask you to think harder, write better and read more widely than you ever have before as you encounter works across genders, genres, cultures and ethnicities that will expand your mind and your world.

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Meet with an Academic Advisor

Meet with your professional academic advisor to explore the English Major and get your questions answered.

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Declare your English Major and Pick your Concentration

The Department of English offers real-world, relevant courses and new concentrations to match.

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Get Rowdy Ready

Follow the semester-by-semester steps outlined in the CLAS Student Success Roadmap to ensure your success at MSU Denver.

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Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

The English degree program at MSU Denver offers you opportunities to stretch intellectually, creatively and professionally through internships, student teaching, and much more!

Four reasons to choose us:

1) Flexible Program Options

Flexible program options that meet your needs and get you to graduation sooner! Whether you want to be fully in-person or online or have a combination of the two, we have a program that’s right for you.

Our program includes on-campus, online and hybrid options.

2) Exclusive Scholarships

MSU Denver is among the most affordable four-year universities in the nation. Not only do we offer a high quality education at a low cost, the Department of English offers six exclusive scholarships. You can earn up to $1000 of FREE money each year.

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3) Opportunities to Get Involved

Join our active student organizations to meet peers, make friends, gain leadership skills and find where you belong! The Department of English has three student-led organizations, MSU Denver FiLM Club, MSU Denver Linguistics Club, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

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4) Hands-on Experience

Complete an internship at a local magazine. Present your research at a national conference. Publish your original work. Let your creativity flourish while you build your resume to land that dream job!

Why Choose MSU Denver

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Hispanic Serving Institution

MSU Denver has 35.7% Hispanic/Latinx students which the highest number of Hispanic/Latinx students among institutions of higher education in the state of Colorado.

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Transfer Student Leader

MSU Denver is the #1 school for transfer students in the state of Colorado. We've been on the Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll for 7 consecutive years.

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Diversity Matters

MSU Denver is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion and has been named one of the Top Colleges for Diversity by Insight Into Diversity for 9 consecutive years.

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Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

An MSU Denver Bachelor of Arts in English can take you to graduate school, law school and springboard your career from writing and teaching to law and public service.

Featured Faculty

Dr. Chereka Dickerson, Assistant Professor

Dr. Dickerson is a critical race, feminist and gender studies scholar with a particular interest in American and multi ethnic women’s writing focusing specifically on literature, poetry and life writing.

Research Areas:

  • African American Studies, American Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Critical Race Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hip-hop Studies, Life Writing Studies, Feminist Studies


Cynthia Kuhn

Dr. Cynthia Kuhn, Professor

Dr. Kuhn teaches writing, literature, and film. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Copper Nickel, Literary Mama, Prick of the Spindle, The Edge, Mystery Most Diabolical, and other publications. She also contributed to Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life; and Reflective Activities: Helping Students Connect with Texts.

Featured Publications:

  • How to Book a Murder (Starlit Bookshop Mystery #1). Crooked Lane Books, 2021.
  • The Study of Secrets (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #5). Henery Press, 2020.


Jason Miller

Dr. J Eric Miller, Professor

Dr. Miller is a fiction writer, screenwriter and Pushcart-Prize nominee whose work has been published in the Starry Night Literary Review, Literary Potpourri, Ink Pot #2, Burning Word and Outsider Ink among others. His book length publications have been published in a variety of languages and have also been optioned for film development.

Featured Publications:

  • Animal Rights and Pornography
  • Bloodletting and Fruits of Lebanon and Decomposition

Alumni at Work

MSU Denver English program alumni work in numerous organizations in Colorado and across the nation, and they continue their studies across the globe!

Contact the Department of English

Campus Location:

King Center
4th floor

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 32
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362