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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Your master’s in English is a key that can open doors for you in everything from editing, publishing and professional writing to law, public service, and information technology.

Since the skills you gain earning your English M.A. can be easily applied to virtually any field, you can look forward to a remarkable range of career opportunities.

Here are just a few examples of the many career options your degree will prepare you for:


  • Advertising
  • Author
  • Book Publisher
  • Columnist
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Information Officer
  • Journalist
  • Book Publisher
  • Mass Media Assistant
  • News Reporter
  • Proof Reader
  • Public Information Specialist
  • Writer: Technical, Speech, Freelance


  • Attorney
  • Court Reporter
  • Fundraiser
  • Lobbyist
  • Social Worker


  • Buyer
  • Commodities Trader
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Store Manager/Regional Manager


  • Librarian
  • Market Researcher
  • Research Analyst


  • Press Secretary
  • Project Manager/City Planner
  • Regional Planner
  • State Representative

Human Resources

  • Career Counselor
  • Personnel Manager

The professors at Monmouth went to extraordinary lengths to help me succeed in my classes and beyond. They were willing to work as hard as I was to make the classes informative, valuable, and interesting. After graduation I was able to land a full-time job as a college lecturer.

Jack Kelnhofer
M.A. in English, ’10