Why You Shouldn’t Get a Graduate Degree in English
There’s a provocatively titled article that’s been making the rounds on the Internet from the Chronicle of Higher Education, titled “Graduate School in the Humanities: Just Don’t Go.” Written by an English professor at Michigan’s Hope College, the article goes into great detail on why the value students get from humanities graduate school may not be worth the often exorbitant cost and time it takes to pursue a Ph.D.
I link to this article not to burst anyone’s bubble or crush any readers’ dreams about teaching in a college environment. Rather, I think it’s worthwhile to get a reality check about the real possibilities that await you if you decide to go down this career path, and to make sure you have backup plans in case it doesn’t work out.
You can read the full article at the Chronicle of Higher education website.