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Career Opportunities

Many career possibilities exist for English majors because an English degree is valuable preparation for any field in which precise understanding of ideas and effective communication are important. In contrast to training for some careers tied to current trends, an English major never goes out of style. There will always be a need for individuals who can write well and who can understand the conventions and complexities of the English language.

Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional industries and settings, including:

  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Education
  • Fund Raising
  • Government Agencies
  • Grant Writing
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Social Media Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Website Production

Click here for additional career information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

General Information

Applying to Graduate Programs in English

Information About the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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