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2019 MAE Employment Report
Recent Grad Students

From the period of 2010 through the spring semester 2019, there have been 148 graduates from the MA English program at NKU. Twenty-three of those graduates are unaccounted for. The percentages in the table above are thus reflective of those 125 graduates for whom we have recent career and contact information. Our graduates represent a variety of career choices, both within and outside of their chosen academic field. While it is not surprising that over 50% of NKU MAE graduates work within the field of English studies—either as English instructors at the high school and college levels or as writers—it is interesting to note that 27% work outside the field of English as professional, corporate, private, or government employees. 

Our alumni can be found working at: Kroger, Messer Construction, Milacron, General Electric, Humana, Fifth Third, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Public Library, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Porkbelly Press, Berlitz Corporation, Butler County (Ohio), The State of Ohio, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State, Xavier University, Beckfield College, Gateway Community College, University of Kentucky, Slippery Rock University, York University, et al.

Occupation # of MA Grads Adjusted %
High School English Teacher 18 14%
College English 28 22%
College Other/Administration 11 9%
Persuing Terminal Degree 10 8%





5 4%
Writers/Publishers/Editor 21 17%


6 4.8%


9 7%


5 4%


1 0.8%
Professional (Law, Medicine) 5 4%
Corporate (Insurance/Finance/Other) 17 14%
Local Goverment/Civil Service 3 2.4%
Arts Administration 4 3.2%
Other 5 4%
Reitred 3 2.4%