College of Arts and Sciences


Arcadia has Grey Towers Castle, but the English Major is not a cloistered “ivory tower” experience. It deepens your understanding of the world, helps you appreciate the perspectives of other cultures, sharpens your critical reading and writing strategies, and prepares you to enter the job market with analytical and writing skills that all employers want to see in college graduates.  

Our B.A. program offers an English literature major or a concentration in Creative Writing, or the path to certification for teaching at the secondary or college level.

Bachelor of Arts Program

The highly versatile M.A. in English program offers three areas of emphasis—literary study, creative writing, and technical and professional writing.

Master of Arts Program

Our English faculty are a rich mix of experienced educators, award-winning authors, and active scholars.

Our Faculty
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M.F.A. in Creative Writing

Arcadia University’s low-residency M.F.A. program in Creative Writing, the only one of its kind in the Philadelphia area, is distinctive in that it incorporates both a dynamic online environment and a study abroad experience. The course emphasizes:

  • Online workshops
  • Personal attention from faculty
  • Studying abroad, with a residency in Edinburgh, Scotland or other locations
  • Preparation of both a book-length manuscript and a plan to publish it


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Enrollment Management
1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

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English Department
Taylor Hall, Room 209 


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