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Where a Master’s of Humanities Can Take You

Did you know the three soft skills employees wanted most in 2019 were creativity, persuasion and collaboration? Or that two Microsoft executives recently theorized that as computers act more like humans, the humanities and social sciences will become more important? How about this: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once said, “It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing.”[1]

These are all pretty compelling reasons to pursue a master’s degree in humanities at Tiffin University. Our five Master of Humanities programs are on the mark if you’re curious about the human condition and want to make a respectable living at the same time. Each curriculum is relevant to today’s world and each professor has the academic and professional experience to meld theory and practice into job-worthy skills. Your salary potential is strong, too. As examples, the median salary for motion picture producers and directors is about $85,000[2] and public relations managers’ median pay is $114,800.[3] According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual mean salary for postsecondary art, drama and music teachers in Ohio ranges from $80,000 to $115,460.[4]

Here’s a quick look at our master’s degree programs and the job fields they can open up:

  • Art & Visual Media: Guides you through traditional and modern art media and builds the visual and creative literacy needed to become a:
    • Community college art teacher
    • Freelance collection manager
    • Graphic designer
    • Museum curator
    • Publisher
    • Visual resource curator
  • Film Studies: Blends art and communication in the fascinating field of cinema. ranked Tiffin University’s online Master of Humanities in Film Studies as the #4 Best Online Master’s in Film Program. Job opportunities include:
    • Art/English teacher
    • Cinematography director/producer
    • Editorial assistant
    • Film/video editor
    • Publicist
    • Screenwriter
  • Communication: Teaches skills that will benefit you both professionally and personally as you pursue a career as a:
    • Public relations professional
    • Editor
    • Higher education administrator
    • Social media writer
    • Media relations manager
    • Technical writer
    • Event organizer
  • Creative Writing: Combines academic study and hands-on writing projects to deepen your understanding of the creative process and prepare you for a career as an:
    • Author
    • Editor
    • Instructor
    • Freelance writer
    • Journalist
    • Publication assistant
    • Public relations/advertising manager
    • Technical writer
  • English: Explores literature, creative writing and teaching to prepare you for a variety of educational, corporate and creative endeavors including:
    • Copywriter
    • Corporate blogger
    • Editor
    • Instructor
    • Public relations/advertising manager
    • Search engine marketer
    • Technical writer

Don’t let anyone tell you a Master of Humanities degree won’t take you anywhere. Like Steve Jobs said, the humanities yield results that make our hearts sing.

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[1] Ruggeri, A. “Why ‘worthless’ humanities degrees may set you up for life,” BBC Worklife, April 2, 2019

[2] Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Producers and Directors, September 4, 2019

[3] Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Public Relations and Fundraising Managers, September 4, 2019

[4] Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Postsecondary Teachers, September 13, 2019