Would you enjoy writing for a newspaper, magazine or website? Are you interested in teaching others about creative writing? Or maybe you would like to gain a strong foundation for law school or graduate school?

Our English majors go on to work for advertising agencies, public relations firms, businesses and even other colleges and universities. Interested in freelance? We can teach you how to do that too.

The English department commits itself to developing graduates who can read critically and communicate effectively and who understand the changing nature of language.
We offer an English major, minor, teaching licensure and ESL endorsement. See our Catalog and Schedule for course descriptions.
Possessing expertise in American literature and English literature, our faculty also demonstrate strong teaching skills in computer-aided design, linguistics, poetry, and composition.
McPherson College offers scholarships and financial assistance to all of its students.

MC English

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