Philosophy Careers & Outcomes

  • 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.