Department of English and Philosophy

 "Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires"
OPEN Forum

"If Students Are Smart, They'll Major in What They Love"
The Chronicle of Higher Education


MFA Program Graduate Wins Poetry Award

Whittney Jones Murray State MFA Program GraduateWhittney Jones, a recent graduate of Murray State's Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative writing, has won the 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. The award-winning poem, “The Dollar Value of Fingers,” came with a prize of $500. Visit our MFA program page to see more MFA alumni success stories.




MSU Safe ZoneWe are an official Murray State University Safe Zone. The Safe Zone Project is designed to radically reduce prejudice and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression at Murray State University. 




MSU Career Services

Need help finding a job, writing a resume, choosing a career? Career Services can help. Visit our Student Resources page to learn more! 

Study Abroad
Several faculty members from our department will be offering some fantastic study abroad courses this summer. Visit our Study Abroad page to see what rich experiences await!