• Welcome to the English Department!

    Welcome to the English Department!

    The English Department at Georgetown University has one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and houses one of the few stand-alone English Masters programs at a nationally ranked university.

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  • Student Spotlight: Daniel Marchalik

    Student Spotlight: Daniel Marchalik

    Student, Teacher, Surgeon: Finding the Humanity in Literature and Medicine

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  • Undergraduate Program

    Undergraduate Program

    Interested in becoming an English major at Georgetown? Learn more about our requirements.

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  • Graduate Program

    Graduate Program

    Interested in earning your MA in English at Georgetown? Find out more about the MA program curriculum, available funding packages, and the admissions process.

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  • Apply Now!

    Apply Now!

    Ready to take the next step? Apply online NOW for the MA English program.

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  • Faculty Profile

    Faculty Profile

    Want to know where our outstanding faculty received their degrees? Or what research topics they are interested in? Click the button below to find out more.

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With its small classes, the English Department at Georgetown University emphasizes close work with students and teaching excellence. Our faculty boasts a robust and diverse record of publication, and many have won major university teaching prizes. Reflecting a broadening of the field in recent years, our department offers courses in canonical and non-canonical literature and film in English. The Department is the home of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, the Shakespeare Association of America, the University Writing Program, and the College’s undergraduate Journalism Program.

Many courses are interdisciplinary and our faculty have played a major role in founding the interdisciplinary programs of the College:

American Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies
Medieval Studies
Catholic Studies
Program on Justice and Peace
African-American Studies
Film and Media Studies
Program for Jewish Civilization

Department Chair: Ricardo Ortiz
Director of Graduate Studies: Patrick O'Malley
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Christine So


If you are seeking information on English language courses, please contact the Center for Language Education and Development.