""Our students are a diverse group hailing from throughout Alabama, across the country, and around the world. They go on to pursue careers as teachers at the secondary and post-secondary levels, museum workers, historic preservationists, lawyers, journalists, and knowledge workers in a variety of other professions in which rigorous thinking, meticulous research skills, and good writing are in demand.

What Are Our Graduates Doing Now?

Our graduates have followed many paths, from pursuing other degrees to teaching to grant writers. The following is a small sample of what our program graduates are doing now.

  • Ph.D. candidates at the University of Houston, Florida State, American University, UCLA, Georgia State, and the University of Mississippi
  • Teachers at colleges, high schools, and community colleges
  • Publishers, writers, and editors
  • Archivists and librarians
  • Directors of historic sites (Sloss Furnaces, Rickwood Field)
  • Clergy
  • Military

Career Resources

There are many resources available to help you start or advance your career. Learn about them on our Career Resources page.