Students who have an interest in academic subjects such as history, literature, philosophy and the arts may want to pursue a graduate degree in humanities. Students at the master's or doctoral levels can prepare for careers in various fields, including teaching and publishing. At the master's level, students can typically focus their studies on subjects such as creative writing, music or religion. These courses can help enhance students' analytical thinking abilities, as well as their research and critical writing skills. At the doctoral level, programs typically prepare students to teach in higher education settings.