Ball State's Department of English has a long history of rigorous research and scholarship; our doctor of philosophy in English with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition
is one of the oldest established programs in the United States.
We’re also relatively new kids on the block: our graduate degree in creative writing
is young and fresh―our first students enrolled in 2001.
is really a story of a vibrant department where students and faculty
work together closely both within the classroom and one-on-one. You can see the results of this kind of collaboration in the awards
our students and faculty frequently earn, and in action in the recognition
we receive, such as the 2008 Indiana legislature resolution
commending the Indiana Writing Project