Department of English at Illinois State University

Prospective Students


Welcome to the English Department at Illinois State University. If you are thinking about attending Illinois State University as an undergraduate or a graduate student or if you are a current Illinois State student thinking about changing your major to English, this page can help you make an informed decision. For specific questions or more information, please contact an English Department Academic Advisor.


Admission to the English Department

Are you considering applying to the English Department? We offer a variety of flexible application options for students from diverse educational backgrounds.

Learn more about admission to the English Department at Illinois State.

Funding Opportunities

Both Illinois State University and the English Department work to make education at ISU a possibility for all students. Many opportunities for funding are available for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Learn more about funding opportunities in the English Department at Illinois State.


English Studies Careers

A degree in English at either the undergraduate or graduate levels is an excellent preparation for a variety of professional careers.

Learn more about careers in English Studies.

Our Community

Bloomington-Normal is a vibrant community with many cultural opportunities. In addition, we are an hour from Peoria or Champaign, two hours from Chicago or St. Louis, and three hours from Indianapolis with convenient bus and train connections.

Learn more about the Bloomington-Normal community.