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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

Brittany Scardigno

The professors at Monmouth provide a quality of education that is unmatched, leading students to graduate with a stable plan and deeper understanding of the globalized world we live in. The M.A. English program has personally led me to where I am today as a composition instructor and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea.

Brittany Scardigno, M.A. in English: Literature Concentration

T.J. Spicer

The education and support I received from my professors at Monmouth University helped me excel both in class and outside of class. The skills I acquired as a graduate student, Graduate Research Assistant, and Graduate Teaching Assistant have continued to be invaluable as I began teaching full-time. My perspective on literature and education shifted through the guidance of Monmouth University professors and as such I have strived to create a similar environment to a Monmouth University classroom in my own high-school English classroom.

T.J. Spicer, M.A. in English Literature Track, 2021
High School English Teacher, College Achieve Public School Asbury Park