About Us

The Department of English of the University of Colorado at Boulder welcomes your interest in our graduate degree programs. The department’s approximately 125 graduate students work closely on research and writing projects with the 48 members of our graduate faculty, who specialize in all areas of literary, theoretical, and cultural studies and creative writing. Intellectual life on campus includes seminars, colloquia, and visiting scholars sponsored by English and other departments and by the Center for Humanities and the Arts, the Center for British and Irish Studies, and the Center for the American West. The English department encourages interdisciplinary work and maintains close ties with the Department of Comparative Literature and Humanities, the Program for Writing and Rhetoric, the various departments of foreign languages and literatures, and other humanities and fine arts departments including history, ethnic studies, and theatre. Students are aided in their research by the collections of the university libraries, whose holdings number more than 11 million volumes; by Norlin Library’s Special Collections Department, whose rare-book holdings are particularly strong in English and American literature from the seventeenth century to the present; and by the university’s affiliation with the Newberry Library in Chicago. The University of Colorado is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution; the department encourages applications from minority students.

The University of Colorado at Boulder has an enrollment of about 29,000 students. Located at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and 25 miles northwest of Denver, Boulder is an attractive university community of 95,000 people. The campus is within walking distance of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and a short drive away from summer and winter recreation areas. The Denver-Boulder area is home to first-class music, theater, film, and arts events, accessible via an excellent public transportation system.