English / Careers

An English degree prepares students for a wide array of potential careers as well as graduate study. Professional positions held and graduate programs attended by recent graduates of Meredith’s English program include:

Graduate Programs

Ph.D. Programs

  • Ph.D. in English, Columbia University
  • Ph.D. in English, Duke University
  • Ph.D. in English, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, DePaul University

Master’s Degree Programs

  • M.A. in English, University of Virginia
  • M.A. in English, N.C. State University
  • M.A. in English, George Mason University
  • Master’s in Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Master’s in Divinity, Duke University

Professional Programs

Law School

  • William and Mary Law School
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Campbell University Law School


  • Technical Writers at IBM, Red Hat
  • Internal Communications Manager, SAS, Nortel, Inc.
  • Editors at Duke University Press, Oxford University Press
  • Assistant Marketing Director, North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Assistant Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte
  • Children’s Services Specialist, West Asheville Library
  • Curriculum Development, Wake County Public School System
  • ESL Coordinator, Brunswick County School System
  • Principal, Johnston County School System
  • English Teacher (Meredith has a 100% placement record in this program)

Follow this link to see additional careers for English majors.


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Laura Fine
Head, English Department
120 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8507
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