Welcome to the Department of English
Students who study English and Creative Writing at Fresno State explore the power of language and literature around the world. Students in our five degree programs learn to write well in small, collaborative communities where students and instructors work together to analyze, apply, and construct meaning with a wide range of texts and for a variety of professional purposes.
Connect with Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff specialize in a wide range of research, writing, teaching, publishing, and arts administration.
First-Year Writing Requirement
Our department serves all Fresno State students with innovative, foundational courses in critical thinking and college writing.
MFA Creative Writing Program
Our Master of Fine Arts program has produced 19 debut authors in the past five years, keeping Fresno the world's poetry capital.