Graduate study in the humanities can prepare students for careers in teaching, communications, business, government, and the arts, as well as for further study in the liberal arts. The intellectual content and expressive skills it cultivates are advantageous in many professions. Students come to the Program from many backgrounds and for a range of purposes. Most are returning after spending some time in other pursuits since college; most attend part-time. Others arrive directly from undergraduate work. Many are teachers, taking classes toward permanent certification through an interdisciplinary degree that expands their pedagogical and personal repertoire. Some intend to begin or change careers; others wish to develop further expertise, prepare for doctoral study, or satisfy strong personal interests. Many Program alumnae/i have returned to their schools prepared to teach a wider range of courses and subjects; others have gone on to doctoral or professional programs; become faculty at universities and community colleges; worked as journalists, public relations specialists, and corporate art directors; practiced various fine and performing arts; become directors of colleges’ cultural programming; and followed still other pursuits.