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Where a Master of Humanities Degree Can Take You

The explosion in technology and business jobs may capture the headlines, but if they don’t capture your heart, studying the humanities may be a better path for you. You might be surprised at the wide range of career choices a Master of Humanities (MH) degree can open up—everything from being a professional musician to running a political campaign.

Tiffin University is one of the few schools that offer the Master of Humanities program online. This makes it perfect for adults who want to get a liberal arts degree but need a flexible schedule and practical knowledge they can apply in real-world jobs. Master of Humanities students can concentrate in art and visual media, communication, creative writing, English, or film studies learning skills that are attractive to employers in any field. Many hiring managers actually look for humanities majors because of the degree program’s broad curricula and the focus on developing critical thinking and communication skills.

Still wondering what specific jobs your Master of Humanities degree could help prepare you for? Here’s a short list:

  • Journalist
  • Screenwriter
  • Grant writer
  • Marketing manager
  • Advertising manager
  • HR manager
  • Film producer
  • Book or magazine editor
  • Teacher or professor
  • Public policy administrator
  • Government officer
  • Corporate blog writer
  • Speech writer
  • Consultant
  • Customer service responder
  • Researcher
  • Applied data writer
  • Theater director
  • Non-profit promoter
  • News writer
  • Art gallery director
  • Book review writer

Humanities careers may not make the headlines, but they do make lots of people happy. Research shows nearly 90 percent of people with a bachelor’s degree in humanities and an advanced degree in any field are satisfied with their jobs.1 They’re proof that challenging conventional wisdom and taking a different path can yield extremely rewarding results.


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[1] Jaschik, Scott. “Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy,” Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2018