Welcome to the English Department at UMass Boston! We offer a wide range of degree programs to both undergraduate and graduate students including a BA in English, BA concentrations in Creative Writing and Professional and New Media Writing, a MA degree in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing.
The English major is highly valued by employers for the critical and creative thinking abilities it instills in students. We give students the skills and confidence to pursue a wide range of careers. Look at some of the exciting success stories of our English majors:
- Joseph Abboud, world renowned fashion designer
- Pam Trefler, founder of the Trefler Foundation and “Teach Next Year”
- Ellen Sheehan, Vice President of eFront software company
- Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham, acclaimed mystery novelists
Our English programs are built on the assumption that creativity is essential to the human condition, and that we must understand the imaginative works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, film, graphic literature, and new media writing that our culture creates. In our courses, while you have fun engaging with these imaginative works, you learn essential skills of reading, writing, creativity, interpretation, and critical thinking—skills that are in high demand in all careers.