UMass Amherst English Department

UMass Amherst English Department The UMass Amherst English Department is a diverse and welcoming community, combining the strengths of a liberal arts college with a major research University.

Our smaller classes facilitate substantive discussion, frequent writing, active student engagement, and face-to-face contact with research faculty. Both our faculty and graduate students have been recognized as distinguished teachers, writers, and researchers. For many reasons, students who have completed their English Department degree at UMass Amherst express deep satisfaction with the major. Our programs of study in language, literature, and writing promote a wide range of perspectives and encourage inquiry into diverse textual, cultural, and theoretical traditions. Our popular summer abroad programs in Oxford and Edinburgh provide unique opportunities to learn in an international context. Our commitment to sustaining a diverse faculty means we understand the importance of different viewpoints and experiences, which prepare students to function effectively, and to intervene more progressively, in a highly globalized world.

Mission: To promote a wide range of perspectives and encourage inquiry in diverse textual subjects through a study in language, literature, and writing.

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UMass Amherst English Department

UMass Amherst English Department


130 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA

General information

Department of English 170 Bartlett Hall 413-545-5456 Undergraduate Studies Bartlett 252 413-545-0388 Graduate Studies Bartlett 452 413-545-0979 MFA Program Bartlett 465 413-545-5497 Juniper Program Bartlett 458 413-545-5510

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00


(413) 545-5459


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