You have many options for further education with your humanities degree, and lots of resources to help you think about your next steps.
An MA/PhD in your major or a related field. Talk to your professors! They know a lot about career prospects for professors and can advise you about programs to apply to. You will need strong recommendations for your application, so starting the conversation early is a great way to build that connection. Sometimes a terminal MA degree in your major or a related discipline is a helpful step towards getting into a funded Ph.D. program, and sometimes it can be an expensive dead end.
Other common paths:
- library and information science (MSLIS, MLIS, MSIM),
- social work (MSW),
- business management (MSM),
- journalism or communications, public health or public policy,
More answers to your questions about grad school:
- Do you need a graduate degree to succeed?
- Should you apply?
- What advice does the Career Center have?
- How do you go about getting recommendations?
Everyone’s situation is different. The HPRC is here to help you find the resources you need to take the right steps for you. Make an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.