Affordable, Student-Focused, and Transfer-friendly

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in English online at Mayville State University. The English program prepares students to become communicators, readers, and writers with advanced critical and analytical skills. The core requirements familiarize students with the literary canon while also exposing them to demographically and geographically diverse literature. Students have the opportunity to respond to literary works with their ideas through the course writing assignments. 

You can remain near home, work, and family while earning a four-year degree that will open doors to exciting career opportunities. 

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300/400 level from Mayville State. In addition to Essential Studies, core requirements, students must also complete a required minor. Online minor options include: AccountingBusiness AdministrationGeneral ScienceCommunicationSociologyLibrary Media and Information Science, and more.  Students will work with their academic advisor to explore minor options to complement their career goals.

Students with a previously earned bachelor's degree must complete the degree prerequisites, core requirements and have 30 credits earned from Mayville State University.


Mayville State’s faculty have specialized backgrounds in English and can provide students with an advanced understanding of their coursework. Small online class sizes allow students to converse with their peers and instructor, providing the best possible atmosphere for analysis and criticism of literature and enhanced written expression. Students have opportunities to voice their thoughts and opinions in class, providing them with communication and analytical skills transferable to several careers. Students have access to the MSU Writing Center that provides tutoring support for their coursework. 


Mayville State University accepts transfer credit from regionally recognized accredited institutions of postsecondary education. All credit hours earned from the institutions that meet this criterion will transfer towards graduation.

Mayville State is working with the community and technical colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Arizona, and Washington. Below you will find a link to detailed transfer information from some of the institutions we have been working with. These are only sample articulations. Actual transfer credit granted will vary.

Find articulation agreements with Mayville State.


Mayville State online and distance courses cost $337.25 per credit (2023-2024) for tuition and fees, regardless of the state of residency. Please note, college tuition is subject to change without notice. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. To see if you are eligible for financial aid, you must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). List Mayville State University (Title IV code 002993) on your application.


Employers today place a strong emphasis on relevant work experience. The Internship Program at Mayville State provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable hands-on work experience coupled with a paycheck and academic credit for the work completed during an internship.


  • Middle School and High School English Teacher (English Ed degree)
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Business
  • Writing, Editing, and Publishing
  • Teaching, Tutoring, and Social Service
  • Journalism and Communications
  • Library and Archival
  • Law and Politics
  • Preparation for Graduate School

English Factsheet

English Online Course Rotation 

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For more information or an unofficial transcript review, please contact:

Cali DeMarce

Academic Advisor and Enrollment Specialist
Phone: 701-662-1587