Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
If you have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, you may be wondering about the benefits of earning a master’s degree. While there is plenty you can accomplish with a bachelor’s degree, many more opportunities can come your way by earning a Master of Science in Psychology. Continue reading to learn how a master’s degree in psychology can prepare you for success:
Explore a Variety of Career Options
By earning a master’s degree, you can become eligible for job positions that may not be available to those who only hold a bachelor’s degree. For example, if you are interested in health or forensic psychology, many careers in these fields require at least a master’s degree.
In addition, many other career paths in psychology also require a minimum of a master’s degree. So, make sure you research the requirements for your dream job in order to know what level of education you need to apply! Overall, holding a master’s degree can place you in a higher position of eligibility for many jobs in the exciting field of psychology.
Open the Door to a Doctoral Degree
Once you have earned a master’s degree in psychology, you can then make the choice to further your education by earning a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology. By doing this, you can discover even more opportunities in the psychology field.
Just as having a master’s degree increases your eligibility, a doctoral degree does even more so. If you desire to become a licensed clinical psychologist or a researcher at the university level, consider beginning your journey to a PhD in psychology.
Pursue Your Passion
It is important to always follow your passion in life. If you are passionate about working in psychology, earning a master’s degree can help you to excel in your career. In addition, your passion for psychology will motivate you to work hard in your studies. In the end, going the extra mile and earning a master’s degree will be worth it!
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