Online English Degree

Online English Degree

100% Online

100% Online

so you can study when it works for you

Transfer Friendly

Transfer Friendly

many credit transfer options available

Midway’s English curriculum surveys literature from Britain, America, and around the world. Classes explore the key literary themes, movements, and innovations of selected works and encourage the development of critical thinking, writing skills and response.

You can earn your English degree online in accelerated 8-week module courses or on-campus in our traditional semester format.

Career Outlook

What can you do with an English degree? A lot! Graduates of English programs work in a variety of sectors and can hold a wide range of positions including:

  • Advertiser
  • Writer
  • Digital Content Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher
  • Editor
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Marketers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026.

The Midway Muse

The Midway Muse was created by members of the English department to enable the students of ENG 410: Editing & Publishing to edit a real magazine in preparation for a possible future career in publishing. The Muse accepts creative work from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Published work includes creative writing, art, and photography.

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Why Midway?


student-to-faculty ratio


90% of students receive some form of financial assistance


meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance even as an online student

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Specific admissions details are available for:

What are my financial aid options?

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better.  At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit.  An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Specific admissions details are available for:

University credit can be earned for knowledge gained through prior work and learning experience depending upon the nature and scope of the experience. Students can earn up to 21 credit hours towards an undergraduate degree program based on assessment. Review the Credit for Prior Learning webpage or section in the catalog for more information.

What support services are available for online and evening students?

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your online English degree by completing 120 credit hours. (4 years full-time). Depending on credits transferred or credits earned through our Credit for Prior Learning program, that time could be a lot less.

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

General Education Requirements


Major Course Requirements

ENG 210Introduction to Literature3
ENG 215Introduction to Literary Criticism3
ENG 220Creative Writing3
ENG 300Linguistics and History English Language3
ENG 305Studies in World Literature3
ENG 313American Literature Survey I3
ENG 315American Literature Survey II3
ENG 327British Literature Survey I 3
ENG 328British Literature Survey II3
ENG 390*Special Topics in Literature3-6
ENG 405Shakespeare3
ENG 498Senior Seminar3

English Electives (15 hours must be taken from the following)

ENG 211Introduction to Journalism3
ENG 280*Theatre Practicum3-6
ENG 312Professional Writing3
ENG 341Adolescent Literature 3
ENG 390*Special Topics in Literature3-6
ENG 410*Topics in Writing3
ENG 420Internships for English Majors3



Total Credit Hours


*Additional sections of Special Topics in Literature ENG 390 may be taken for more than the required 6 hours; additional sections of Topics in Writing ENG 410 may also be taken for more than 3 hours. ENG 281 Theatre Practicum may be taken for 1 hour each semester throughout one's enrollment at Midway.)

Students who are interested in more of a writing focus are encouraged to take ENG 213, ENG 312, and ENG 410 as electives. ENG 410 may be repeated under different topics.