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Dr. Rich Raymond, Head
2004 Lee Hall
P.O. Box E
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Ph. (662) 325-3644 Fax (662) 325-3645

English at Mississippi State

  • The English Department of Mississippi State University offers the Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature, as well as the Bachelor of Arts degree and an undergraduate minor.
  • B.A. students leave our program prepared for advanced studies in a variety of fields from law to academics.
  • The department offers a concentration and a graduate level emphasis in Creative Writing and offers a certificate and a graduate level emphasis in TESOL, the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
  • The department is home to the student-edited literary journal, the Jabberwock Review, as well as the esteemed literary journal, the Mississippi Quarterly.
  • The department provides a Writing Center, open for use by all Mississippi State students and staffed by English Department graduate students.
  • The department also provides required classes in English composition and English language and literature to the general student body.

Mission Statement


Lee Hall
The Department of English is located in historic Lee Hall, renovated in 2014. Our main office is located on the second floor, Suite 2000.