The graduate program in English offers two graduate certificates, one in Literature and Language Studies and one in Professional Studies. Students can complete one or both certificates and later apply the course work to a master’s degree. For high school instructors who have a master’s degree in another area, the credits can be applied toward faculty credential requirements for teaching dual credit English courses. For information on dual credit teaching, see the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Faculty Credential Guidelines and the Texas Education Agency Dual Credit FAQs.

With the literature and language studies certificate, students will analyze, interpret, and synthesize literary texts to write about a broad range of genres, literary movements, and major authors. Additionally, students will understand foundational English language history, changes, and practices.

Literature and Language Studies (Post-Baccalaureate) - 9 Hours

Application Requirements
Application requirements must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
• Bachelor's Degree
Application to McAda Graduate School
• $50 Application Fee
• Official Transcripts (from all institutions attended other than MSU)
• Letter of Interest (500 Words)

Delivery Method
• Online*

Application Instructions: How to Apply
Program Website:
Online Graduate Certificates in English
Graduate Coordinator:
 Dr. Sally Henschel

*Online programs may not meet the necessary criteria for an F1 visa.