Survey ranks ASU English grad program in top 15

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University has been named a “Top Graduate English Program” in a new survey completed by

The online site surveyed more than 40,000 students from 1,300 programs across the United States. The Department of English came in at No. 14, following the University of Colorado at Boulder in first place and Ohio State University in seventh place.

Not a stranger to high accolades, the department has one of the top graduate programs in rhetoric and composition, and boasts an 85 percent job placement rate for doctoral students. U. S. News and World Report named the English program to their “Top 100 Graduate School” list last year, as well.

Currently, the department is comprised of several, interrelated programs spanning the art and science of language, including creative writing, English education, film and media studies, linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), literature, and rhetoric and composition.

In addition, English is also the home of the largest writing programs (composition instruction) in the United States, shepherding some 10,000 ASU students per semester – in hundreds of majors and disciplines – through composition courses.

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