English students may complete an accelerated pathway through the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English to Master of Arts (MA) in Professional and Digital Media Writing.

This accelerated pathway allows qualified undergraduate students to take up to six (6) graduate credits of coursework that will apply to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

To qualify for the English accelerated pathway a student must be in good standing and have earned ninety (90) undergraduate credits or more and have a GPA of 3.50 within the major.

Students will need to obtain the approval of the English Department Chair and the graduate program coordinator to participate in the accelerated pathway.

Students in the accelerated pathway can take no more than three (3) graduate credits per semester and may choose from among the following four courses: ENGL 501, ENGL 510, ENGL 514, and ENGL 520.

The English department coordinator of the graduate program (Dr. Jasmine Villa) will determine how the selected courses fit into the student’s concentration requirements.

Additional Requirement: A student must have obtained a grade of “B” or higher in the graduate course in order for it to count towards the graduate degree program, while a grade of “C” or higher is necessary in order for it to count towards the undergraduate degree program.

Permission to take graduate courses does not guarantee admission into the graduate program, and students in the accelerated pathway still must apply to the graduate program.

Contact Us

Dr. Leigh Smith, department chair, by email or at (570) 422-3385 to learn more about ESU’s English major.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 309
(570) 422-3398
(570) 422-3012 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Leigh Smith
(570) 422-3385