​The combined Bachelor's/Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These three graduate level courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


​The English (B.A.) offers three options:

  • English (B.A.)/English (M.A.)
  • English (B.A.)/Writing and Publishing (M.A.)
  • English (B.A.)/Secondary Education English (M.Ed.)

English (BA)/English (MA)

Students apply to this program in the last quarter of their junior-year status; interested students should meet with the Director of the program.  Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 in English and 3.30 overall, and should have completed at least English 220, English 221, and two additional 300-level English courses.  Students in this program take twelve graduate credit hours in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate and graduate English requirements. 

​​English (BA)/Writing and Publishing (MA)

​Students apply to this program in the last quarter of their junior-year status; interested students should meet with the Director of the program.  Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 in English and 3.30 overall and must have completed at least ENG 220, ENG 221, and two creative writing workshops beyond ENG 201 at the time of beginning the program.

English (BA)/Secondary Education English (MEd)

The TEACH Program combines a Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) undergraduate English major with a graduate level College of Education (COE) Master’s in Education Program.  Students graduate with a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in Education with State of Illinois Secondary English Language Arts licensure.  This combined degree program of the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Health, and Social Sciences and the College of Education was collaboratively developed, and is governed and taught by faculty from these units. 
Students may apply to the Program during the spring of their junior year.  They must complete the Junior Year Experiential Learning course, TCH 320, and meet other application criteria prior to applying; these include completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA.  During their senior year, students are required to complete a Program capstone course, TCH 390and three 400-level courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees:

​English Content Area (grades of C or better required for licensure):
The following English content area requirements are required and should be taken as either part of the major or open elective requirements:

  • Introduction to Literature course: ENG 120 or 200-level LSP English course
  • Reading Poetry course: ENG 220 or ENG 366
  • Shakespeare course: ENG 228 or ENG 328
  • Literary Research and Writing/Reading Prose course: ENG 221
  • Linguistics/Grammar/History of the English Language course: ENG 211, ENG 370, WRD 203, ENG 300, WRD 300, WRD 323, or WRD 340
  • Three British Literature courses chosen from: ENG 245, any ENG course in the 310s-350s sequence, ENG 382 (when focused on British authors), ENG 383  (when focused on British authors), ENG 387 (when focused on British literature), ENG 388 (​when focused on British literature), ENG 389 (when focused on British literature)
  • American Literature 1830-1865 course: ENG 361
  • Two American Literature courses chosen from: ENG 360ENG 362, ENG 363, ENG 365ENG 371ENG 372, ENG 373, ENG 374, ENG 382 (when focused on ​American authors), ENG 383 (when focused on American authors), ENG 387 (when focused on American literature), ENG 388 (when focused on American literature), ENG 389 (when focused on American literature)
  • Two 300-level Literature elective courses (With permission, an upper-level writing course may be substituted)
  • Fulfillment of the Diverse Traditions Requirement
  • Five of these courses must be at the 300-level

The Master’s year comprises teacher-preparation coursework that culminates with student teaching during Spring quarter.  Upon graduation and the fulfillment of State of Illinois Licensure requirements (which may require some additional course work in the student’s major and related fields), students are eligible to be licensed to teach English at the 6th-12th grade levels. 
A full description of the Program can be found on the College of Education website in the graduate course catalog.  Students interested in the Program should consult Dr. Robert Meyer, TEACH Program Advisor for English.  ​​​​​

ENG 220


Introduction to poetry, poetic forms and meters, and the vocabulary of poetic study.
WRD 104 or HON 100 is a prerequisite for this course.

ENG 221


An introduction to close analytical reading of the fundamental prose genres that students will encounter in the English major, for example short stories, novels, folktales, literary nonfiction, and criticism. Students will study examples drawn from the history of prose as well as contemporary narrative.
WRD 104 or HON 100 is a prerequisite for this course.

ENG 201


Experience in writing and analyzing poetry and prose. May not be taken pass/fail. ENG 220 and ENG 221 are recommended.
WRD 103 or HON 100 is a prerequisite for this course.