USD's Department of English curates resources to prepare our students for success at USD and after graduation including: internships, volunteer work, job opportunities, USD Career Services events, research opportunities, graduate school information, writing contests, publication opportunities, articles/ creer adviceand professional development etiquette tips.
American Prospect Writing Fellowships
Amount: Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays $33,000 the first year and includes health, dental, and vision benefits.
The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills.
Application Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong writing and analytical abilities who are as comfortable generating article ideas as they are relying on assignments. A passion for politics, policy, and digital journalism is a prerequisite. Prior journalism experience is not required. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our people with ongoing career-development opportunities. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship
The purpose of The Auerbach Family Creative Writing Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a talented student(s) who has declared a major in English and has an emphasis in creative writing to attend and/or present his/her work at a national creative writing conference, or participate in a national conference where he/she would develop a new creative work alongside a group of professional writers.
The English department currently offers one scholarship for majors. For this scholarship, candidates must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, and have demonstrated financial need. The Danvera Scholarship preference is for students who have exhibited leadership skills. Nominations for this scholarship comes from English faculty. Qualified students may also speak to the Department Chair for more information.
Application Requirements: Students must be majoring in English, in good academic standing, maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference goes to students who have exhibited leadership skills.
- Office of Undergraduate Research
- Study Abroad Office
- Career Services
- College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office
- Declaration of Major (PDF)
- Petition to Graduate
- Petition of Substitution
- Petition for Transfer of Credit *
- Pre-USD Transfer of Credit
* MySanDiego/USDOne access required
Graduate School Opportunities
- USD Test Preparation Courses: Succeed on the LSAT, GMAT, GRE and SAT tests
- USD Paralegal Certificate Program: American Bar Association (ABA) Approved
- Loyola Marymount University: MA, English
- San Francisco State University: MA, Comparative Literature
- University of San Francisco: MFA, Writing Program
- CSU Long Beach: MA, English
- UC Santa Barbara: MA/PhD, English and American Literature.
- New York University: MS in Professional Writing
- University of York: English Literature Postgraduate Studies
- "English Majors Can Be Doctors Too: Medical School Rethinks Pre-Med" By Julie Rovner, May 28, 2015.
- "This Is Irrefutable Evidence Of The Value Of A Humanities Education" by Carolyn Gregoire, January 28, 2014.
- "Carlyle Co-Founder's Formula for Success: Study the Humanities" by Chad Bray, January 23, 2014.
- "Who Says Liberal Arts Majors Can't Make a Good Living?" by Sally Herships, January 22, 2014.
- "How Liberal-Arts Majors Fare Over the Long Haul" by Beckie Supiano, January 22, 2014.
- "To Work or Not to Work: 5 Jobs You Can Get With an English Degree" L.A. Times, January 9, 2014.
- "For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov" by Pam Belluck, October 3, 2013.
- "Why I Hire English Majors" by Steve Strauss, June 23, 2013.
- "Thinking About the Public" by Paula M. Krebs, April 5, 2013.
- "What Do Employers Really Want from College Grads?" by Amy Scott, March 4, 2013.
- "The High Cost of Poor Writing Skills" by Bill Kozel, October 16, 2009.