Placement and Post-Degree Employment
In the five-year period 2002-06, the Department placed 100% of doctoral graduates seeking academic teaching jobs in full-time positions in their first year, 62% of them in tenure-track or equivalent permanent positions.
In the five-year period 2007-11, the Department placed 100% of doctoral graduates seeking academic teaching jobs in full-time positions in their first year, 75% of them in tenure-track or equivalent permanent positions.
Graduates in the last 10 years have started full-time work in permanent positions at institutions including the following: West Virginia U, Miami U, Marygrove C., Coll of Mt. St. Joseph, Concord U., Roanoke C., Clarion U., Winona State U., Pittsburg State U., Westfield State, Slippery Rock U., Murray State U, Emmanuel College (Georgia).
Doctoral graduates of our program seeking non-teaching employment have gone on to careers in curriculum development, editing, and non-profit management with firms such as SABIS Educational Services, The Stelter Company, and the North Union Farmer’s Market.
Roughly 50% of our MA graduates decide to pursue the PhD degree at Case Western Reserve or other institutions (recently including the Graduate Center – CUNY, Purdue University, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Texas – Austin). Others have gone on to work as editors, Ohio Statehouse lobbyists, university development officers, and secondary school teachers.
- Student Profiles 2012-13
- Graduate Courses
- Requirements: General Education for Graduate Students
- M.A. in English
(download the M.A. reading list for November 2012)
- PhD in English
- Writing History & Theory (WHiT) Concentrations
- English Graduate Student Association
- How to Apply
- Visiting the Department
- Financial Aid and Support
- International Students
- Teaching/Mentoring/Advising Opportunities
Our MA and PhD Graduates