Alumni Outcomes

English MA program grads stand together wearing blue caps and gowns

The Department of English prepares students for competitive careers in marketing and communications, business, law, academia, finance, international affairs and more.

Our alumni are published authors and playwrights, tenured professors, and diversity and inclusion consultants. Many graduates go on to pursue master's degrees, law degrees and doctorates in institutions across the country.

Recent Undergraduate Alumni Employers


  • Alma Mater Tutors
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Atlantic Media
  • Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
  • Casa de los Amigos
  • Children's Museum of the East End
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • CNN
  • Embassy of Japan


  • Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Hispanic Communications Network
  • International School Manila
  • kglobal
  • Lombard International Assurance
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  • Reingold
  • Saatchi and Saatchi
  • Seattle Magazine


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Recent Graduate Alumni Employers


  • Citibank
  • Gallaudet University
  • Hynes Jewelers
  • Industrie Africa
  • King Saud University
  • Olmstead & Olmstead
  • PopSugar


  • Room77
  • SmartBrief
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center
  • U.S. House of Representatives


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About PhD Job Placement Rates

The English Department does not post job placement rates on our website because such statistics do not capture the fit between areas of study and diversity of professional objectives. Our program is able to tailor students as critical thinkers able to engage with pressing issues of social justice. These perspectives verse students in the lively nature of the literary past by delving into continuing questions of concern addressed in historical traditions of thought, genre conventions and expressive modes of experimentation, canonical and minority literatures, theoretical engagements with questions of social organization, exclusion, and alternatively productive systems of participation, as well as popular, philosophical and literary mediums of communication. We believe the development of this diversity of interests and specificities of talent provide the foundation for success in any professional field seeking individuals who are independent thinkers attempting to improve the world and/or their immediate communities.

pie chart: ten-year career tracking for PhD Graduates, 2010-19; Tenure track: 30%; FT non-tenure track: 14%; adjuncting: 14%; other education: 14%; other nonprofit: 14%; other private industry: 5%; unknown/looking: 9%.



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