Prospective Students

If you're considering attending Webster as an English major or pursuing one of our minors or certificates, you'll want to know more about us. Below are links to not only the standard information about our programs and faculty, but also more informal and detailed glimpses into what it's like to be one of our students.

Admission Requirement

Learn more about our departmental admission requirement.

 Emphasis Profiles

See not only the requirements, but also a detailed description of each emphasis:


Our faculty are accomplished, published scholars and writers who are actively engaged in their fields; learn more here.

Life as an English Major

Tour our building, learn more about our classes, read what graduating seniors had to say about their experiences, and discover what some of our most successful graduates think the English major did for them.

Visiting Writer Series

Learn more about our visiting writer series, which brings some of today's finest creative writers to read from their work at Webster.

Beyond the Major: Getting the Most Out of the Webster Experience

Discover options at Webster for extracurricular activities, ways to stand out (including our departmental honors track), and internships.

What to Do with an English Major

Chances are, either you or your parents (or both) are wondering what English majors do after graduation. Find out more about career options for English majors here.

Alumni Spotlight

Emily Means
Emily Means
Class of 2010
BA in Secondary Education and English with an Emphasis in Drama

Current Position
Working at the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA

"Webster was just a very good fit for me personally; we've had a sort of collegieat love affair since I started learning about the school as a senior in high school. My guidance counselor thought very highly of the academic offerings, my mother really appreciated the Webster Groves location, and I loved, in particular, the feeling of community that exists on campus."