Build a career on your love for language and literature with the English program at Eastern Kentucky University. An English degree offers lots of options both before and after graduation. Learn from successful writers and scholars, including novelists of international reputation. Explore your degree options below.

Degree Concentrations

MFA M.A. in English B.A./M.A. 3+2 B.A. in English Minors Certificate
Creative Writing Generalist Generalist Generalist English Professional and Technical Writing
Literature Literature Literature English Teaching
Rhetoric and Composition Rhetoric and Composition Rhetoric and Composition
English Teaching


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Politician
  • Newscaster
  • Author
  • Playwright
  • Scriptwriter
  • Web Designer
  • Technical Writer
  • Publisher
  • Librarian

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

English Teaching Graduates:

  • Madison County Schools
  • Elkhorn Crossing Schools
  • LaFayette High School
  • Pulaski County High School
  • Madison Central High School
  • Pendleton High School
  • Jackson County High School
  • Middlesboro High School

Technical Writing Graduates:

  • Coldstream Laboratories Inc.
  • Bellaworks Web Design in Charlotte, N.C.
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Marco Photo Services

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU English program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • The Donn Johnson Endowed English Scholarship
  • The EKU Theatre Endowed Scholarship
  • The Dr. James M. Kenkel Undergraduate Linguistics Scholarship
  • The Philip H. Mankin Memorial Fund
  • Bonnie Craft Plummer Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
  • The Hazel L. Chrisman Memorial English Scholarship
  • The Roy Clark Memorial Scholarship


English @ EKU