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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 on-campus in our traditional semester format or online in accelerated 8-week module courses.

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

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 admissions@midway.edu.

Specific admissions details are available for:
First time students
Homeschool students
Transfer students
KCTCS students
International students
Dual Credit High School Students

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 6-11 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid for more details.

Do I need to submit my high school transcript to apply?

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule 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 and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

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.

How do I register for classes or sign up for housing?

Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will communicate the Next Steps for you to sign up for an Eagle Prep Registration and explain the Housing Application Process if you plan to live on campus.

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

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your online English degree by completing 120 credit hours. (4 years full-time).

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 211, ENG 312, and ENG 410 as electives. ENG 410 may be repeated under different topics.