Department of English


Accelerated Masters optionIncludes accelerated master's option




  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – English (BSEd), and Secondary Education/English (MSEd)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation – English (BSEd), and Secondary Education/English (MSEd)

Credit by assessment/examination

Credit by Examination is available. Refer to the "Credit by Exam" section of the Transferring Credit to Missouri State website for detailed information on available course credit and required minimum scores.

Program requirements and restrictions

Placement requirement

An ACT English score of 18 or higher or an SAT English score of 430 or higher will meet the prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 110. Students with an ACT English score of 17 or lower or an SAT English score of 429 or lower must enroll in ENG 100.

General education program restriction

With the exception of ENG 310 and ENG 321, English courses counted towards General Education requirements may not also be used to meet:

  • major requirements
  • minor requirements
  • Fine Arts requirement on the Bachelor of Arts degree

BA fine arts restriction

English majors or minors may not use the same literature courses to satisfy both the major or minor requirements and the Fine Arts requirement.

Restriction for english majors

Students completing both a major and a minor offered by the English Department may not count the same courses on both the major and the minor.