Guiding your academic path

The faculty in the English department are committed to helping you plan and schedule your courses to successfully fulfill University requirements and to achieve your academic and career goals. To ensure that you are on-track with your studies, plan to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester.

Declare an English major

Students wishing to declare an English major must first contact the Academic Advisement Center in University Hall 109. The student should then contact the English Department to be assigned an advisor (declared students will have a department faculty member as their advisor).

Undergraduate advising

Once you've declared an English major, contact the department of English. If you have forgotten who has been assigned as your advisor, log in to My Missouri State and select the Student tab, then Student Profile link. 

Once you have been assigned an advisor, you can contact him or her directly to schedule appointments for advising. If you have completed fewer than 75 hours, you are required to speak with and receive your advisor’s release to register for classes.

Graduate advising

If you are pursuing a master’s degree, contact Dr. Matthew Calihman, for advising assistance. You must receive advisor release prior to registering for each semester of graduate study.

Graduate students are also required to submit an advisor approved program of study to the Graduate College before 14 hours have been completed.