Department of English


Accelerated Masters optionIndicates accelerated graduate program is available




  • 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.

Restriction on use of English courses for majors and minors in the Department of English

  1. English courses counted toward the major cannot be counted toward the minor.
  2. English courses counted toward the major or minor cannot be counted toward the BA Fine Arts requirement.
  3. With the exception of ENG 310 and ENG 321, English courses counted toward the major or minor cannot be counted toward the General Education requirements.