Offering undergraduate and graduate programs, Truman’s English Department allows you to learn and engage with different cultures and perspectives through a variety of mediums. Here, you develop your skills communicating creative impulses and informed judgments while preparing for careers in technical writing, journalism, public relations, management, diplomacy, law, linguistics, education, and more.

Academic Programs

Multidimensional Learning Environment

Visting scholar

Ofstad Visiting Scholar Program

Prominent visiting scholars and writers from around the world present a range of seminars, masterclasses, and workshops on the Truman campus.



English and creative writing students participate in internships in Kansas City; Nashville; New York City; and Washington, D.C.; as well as locations abroad such as China and Taiwan.

Student Research Conference


Faculty members in the English Department oversee student research and are regularly finalists for the Truman's Research Mentor of the Year award.


Literary Journals and Publications

Students pursuing degrees in English and creative writing can practice their skills or share their work via Truman’s online literary journal, student-edited campus literary magazine, and student-produced newspaper.

Campus Resources