Philosophy Graduate Careers

Where Alumni Work

MSU Moorhead Philosophy alumni are highly successful in their careers. Whether they continue on to graduate school or enter the workforce immediately after graduation, they make a difference in what they do each day. The Wall Street Journal reports that mid-career, Philosophy majors earn the highest average salaries among BA majors in the arts and humanities, and even higher than all but three areas of concentration in the sciences.

Here’s a broad sampling of what some of MSUM’s Philosophy alumni are doing:

  • Literacy tutor, Minnesota Reading Corps
  • Lawyer, Ascheman Law
  • Legal secretary, Hogan Lovells
  • Customer services clerk, Ypsilanti District Library
  • Associate professor of philosophy, MacMurray College
  • Self-employed author
  • Owner, Bestevenn Consulting, LLC
  • Lawyer, Bath & Edmonds, P.A.
  • Senior associate, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Co-owner, Fargo Brewing Co.