The advanced skills gained from a graduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. You will form expertise through rigorous coursework and research to meet your professional and personal goals. 

Graduates pursue careers teaching in high schools or preparatory schools, in editing or publishing, or as professional writers. Others go on to doctoral study at Temple and other institutions. Graduates from the English MA program are prepared for the following professional roles.

  • Copy editor
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Proofreader
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Web content manager

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the English MA may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors


Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary


Business Teachers, Postsecondary


Education Teachers, Postsecondary


English Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


Middle School Teachers


Secondary School Teachers


Special Education Teachers, Middle School


Special Education Teachers, Secondary School


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).