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Wichita State’s accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program in English allows you to pursue an advanced degree in English, faster, by letting you to take graduate-level courses while completing your bachelor’s degree. As a well-rounded graduate, you’ll have the writing, critical thinking, creativity and communication skills for success in many different fields—from advertising and law to marketing and journalism.

Learn how English is the right fit for you.

 
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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be considered for admission, the following must be satisfied:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and 3.5 in English courses
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate study, with at least 18 credit hours remaining for completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Completion of four English classes at the 300 level or above
  • Recommendation from at least one member of the English graduate faculty

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Dodge City senior wins $55,000 Walsh English Scholarship to attend WSU

As an English major you have the opportunity to win scholarships to further your education.

Carissa DeVoss won the 2016 Walsh English Scholarship worth $55,000 over four years; the largest English scholarship at WSU. DeVoss chose to major in English so she could emphasize her passion for creative writing and theater.

Curriculum

Upon admission to the dual/accelerated program you’ll be granted tentative admission to the graduate program in English and be allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit, including 800-level courses, prior to completing undergraduate degree requirements.  

You’re encouraged to create a tentative plan of study in consult with the undergraduate coordinator and/or the graduate coordinator.

Careers

A degree in English from Wichita State will equip you with skills that lead to diverse career options in the public and private sectors—from advertising agencies and the film industry to non-profits and academia.