Considering finishing your English studies online? Many top schools in the U.S. offer students programs in the English major that they can complete entirely online. Many of these schools offer flexible learning a very affordable rates for their online learners. Here are a few.

University of Illinois at Springfield

Are you a prospective English major who is looking to finish their degree online? UIS offers a online bachelor's degree completion program in English. The program consists of 61 credits and is ideal for students who have already completed an Associate's degree or its equivalent coursework. Upon entry into the program, students are required to have a minimum amount of English composition course credit as well as literature course credit. UIS offers online students a special tuition rate, that is significantly lower than that of their on-campus tuition rates, at around $201 per credit hour.

Minnesota State University at Mankato

MSU offers an MA in English completely online. The program offers a technical communication option that can be taken. This special program requires a background in an area such as literature, speech or communications, with a minimum course requirements. The GRE is not required for this program and students are able to complete this program in about a year. Students have the option of doing a thesis, which requires only 30 credits of coursework to be completed within the program or an alternative paper plan which requires 34 credits. An internship is required in the program, which students may be able to substitute with prior industry experience. Best of all, students who are taking courses completely online are charged the same in-state resident tuition rate, no matter where they are, which is about $330 per credit hour.

Indiana University – East

IU offers a degree completion bachelors program in English. The program is designed for students who have an Associate's degree or at least 60 credits of credit that can be transferred to the program, with at least a 2.0 GPA. The two year degree completion program incorporates humanities, writing and communication into its program for a more diverse degree. Because of the many courses available online, students have the option of accelerating their degree by taking summer courses as well. The program requires very detailed general education courses that would be suit someone who has completed an Associate's degree or has completed all of the general education requirements at the home institution.

Source(s) cited:
UIS English Bachelor's Degree Online Overview
UIS English Admission to the Bachelor's Degree Online
UIS Tuition, Fees and Assessments for Spring 2010
Minnesota State University, Mankato MA English: Technical Communication Option
Minnesota State University, Mankato Tuition Fees – Graduate – Online
IU English Online B.A. Degree Completion Program
IU English Online B.A. Degree Completion Booklet