Carnegie Mellon University


Careers and Placement for Rhetoric Masters Graduates

Graduates pursue a range of academic and professional careers after earning our M.A. degree in Rhetoric.

Examples of recent placement for CMU English M.A. students in Rhetoric include:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. programs at a variety of prestigious universities.
  • Professional careers in marketing, business, nonprofits, and publishing.
  • Teaching in secondary institutions and community colleges.

Graduate School Destinations (2009-2019)

Ph.D. Programs
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Kent State University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • North Carolina State University

Law Schools

Recent Jobs (2009 - 2019)

  • Development and Communications Coordinator, Meta Mesh Wireless Communities
  • Foundation Relations Manager, Corporate Accountability
  • Program Manager, BloomBoard, Inc.
  • Strategic Communications Specialist, Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.
  • Tableau Public Marketing Coordinator, Tableau Software
  • Full-Time Lecturer, Rutgers University
  • Communication Specialist, UPMC
  • Director of Communications, Rice 360° Institute for Global Health
  • Strategic Planner, Institute for Information Industry
  • Experimental Humanities Web Developer, Bard College
  • Plain Language Writer, Health Literacy Media 
  • Senior Communications Specialist, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • English Instructor, Community College of Allegheny County
  • ESL Instructor, Duquesne University
  • Insider Threat Researcher & Certified Information Privacy Technologist, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Communications Manager, KeyLogic Systems supporting NETL
  • Customer Service Lead, The OPAL Group
  • Middle School English Teacher, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Enrichment Instructor & Tutor, Boston Educational Institute
  • Director of Corporate Marketing, Industrial Scientific
  • AVP of HR Business Partner Associate/Customer Care Center, PNC
  • Communications Coordinator, Darul Qasim
  • Community Development Worker, LBGT Health + Wellbeing
  • Manager, Novantas
  • Proposal and Capture Strategist, Palantir Technologies
  • Digital and Social Media Strategist, Yale University
  • Intervention Specialist, Citizens Leadership Academy