Department of English at Illinois State University

Admission to the English Department

Undergraduate Admissions

Our Bachelor's in Arts degree is available to students who are currently pursuing their first degree and to those who are returning to college after attaining a Bachelor's degree already.

Prospective, Transfer, and Current Students

For prospective and transfer students, the English Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with sequences in Publishing Studies and English Education. The Department also offers minors in English Studies, English Education, Writing, and Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL). You can apply online for both our majors and minors.


Students seeking a Second Bachelor's degree

For students already holding a Bachelor's degree and interested in becoming an English Language Arts teacher, the English Department offers the option of a Second Bachelor's degree and certification as an English Language Arts Teacher in the state of Illinois.

Graduate Admissions

The English Department at Iillinois State has a variety of options available for students at the graduate level, inlcuding both degrees and professional certifications.

Degree Programs

At both the Master's and Ph.D. level, our degree programs offer a range of options in the disciplines of English Studies.


Certification Programs

Our certificate programs give students a chance to enhance and expand their professional and pedagogical skills.