Is English graduate school worth it?

  1. Elizabeth Hayl profile image61
    Elizabeth Haylposted 6 years ago

    Is English graduate school worth it?

    It seems that a lot of English-based jobs only require a bachelor's degree... So why go to grad school?

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  2. seicheprey profile image60
    seichepreyposted 6 years ago

    Well, what do you want to do?  Basic teaching doesn't require much, but if you want to teach at the college and university level -- and some private schools -- you need a master's just to be an adjunct.

  3. LegendaryN8 profile image59
    LegendaryN8posted 6 years ago

    I know of some that may require a MA or higher.  I am under the impression that for some high-profile technical writing, an MA would be advantageous.

    It really comes down to what skills are required for the job.  If knowledge carries more leverage, then an English MA would be the way to go.  If experience carries more leverage, then an English MA could be skipped.

    I think when you merge it with a hard science degree, the MA may carry some weight.

    Pedagogy can be attained through certification (or a teaching degree), so no MA in English required there.

 
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