English Department

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Application Deadline for the M.A. programs in English

M.A. programs in English Literature are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2024 semester for the following programs:

  • M.A. English Literature
  • M.A. English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
  • M.A. English: Teaching English as a Second Language

To apply, go to Cal State Apply. The deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is Saturday, June 1. The deadline for Spring 2025 admissions is Friday, November 1.

The main admissions criteria is a 3.0 GPA in your last 60 units of coursework, though we will consider students with a slightly lower GPA if they have mostly As and Bs in their English classes.

M.A. program classes are run in-person in the evenings in order to support working adults.

We do accept students with B.A.s in fields other than English, but they will need to take up to five prerequisite courses at the beginning of the program.

General Info for the English Department

Contact Information

For general inquiries, you may email the department at english@csudh.edu. To contact the Department Chair or the Associate Chair, please email englishchair@csudh.edu. The Department Chair and the Associate chair can sign petitions. If you have a specific person or instructor that you need to contact, please go to our Contact Us page.


All of our full-time faculty serve as academic advisors for our undergraduate majors. The M.A. program coordinators are the primary advisors for their respective M.A. programs. Go to our Advisement page for a full list.


The English Department offers the following undergraduate programs:

  • Composition program: Writing courses in first year composition, summer bridge, and the GWAR-certifying course
  • B.A. English Literature
  • B.A. English Education
  • B.A. English Language and Linguistics
  • Minor in Creative Writing
  • Minor in English
  • Minor in Language and Linguistics
  • Certificate in Professional and Creative Writing

The English Department Offers the following graduate programs:

  • M.A. English Literature
  • M.A. English Literature with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition
  • M.A. English: Teaching English as a Second Language

For more information, visit the undergraduate program and graduate program pages.

We thank you for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to serving you.

Department of English Statement of Solidarity

We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, students, and staff, with the protesters in the ongoing fight for Black liberation, and with all of those who continue to call for equity and justice in our classrooms, schools, communities, and country. As educators dedicated to the study of English, rhetoric, and the humanities, we aim to identify, examine, and dismantle the systems of oppressions that perpetuate white supremacy in our academic programs and the society at large. We aim to affirm the principle that Black lives matter in the content and shape of our curriculum and in our pedagogical practice. We pledge to hold ourselves accountable for this on-going anti-racist work and to partner with students, staff, and faculty across campus in order to achieve these aims.