Our alumni

Recent graduates of our M.A. program have gone on to doctoral programs at institutions including Princeton University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Texas at Austin. Our service-member graduates have gone on to teach at West Point and the Air Force Academy. Others have pursued careers in secondary education, government, publishing, nonprofit work, and more. We are incredibly proud of our graduates’ array of placements and achievements.

Will Mccarthy

“I absolutely loved my time as an MA student in the Notre Dame English Department. My years there helped me grow personally and professionally and prepared me well to teach English at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Not only were the academic standards challenging, but the care and dedication that I received from my professors and peers were extraordinary.”

– Will McCarthy U.S. Army CPT, LG, M.A. 2021. Now English Instructor, United States Military Academy