Letters & Sciences

How to Earn an Online Degree Writing What You Love

Creative writing is one of those fields of study that allows you to turn talent and passion into a career — and maybe even a book.  A master of fine arts (MFA) is a popular graduate degree among writers looking to further their education, complete a literary project, or embark on a career in academia. …

What Is the Career Impact of an MA in English?

With a variety of graduate degree programs related to literature, professional writing, creative writing, language arts, and communications, how do you know which is the best option for you? If your long-term career goals fall into these general areas, a master’s in English might be among the degrees you’re considering. In this post, we’ll take …

Checklist: How to Choose a Good Creative Writing Degree Program

Whether you’ve always wanted to be a writer or you’re just getting your feet wet in the literary world, a creative writing program can give you the skills and structure you need to bring a project to life. Here are four things to consider as you explore your creative writing degree options. 

On the Job With a Master’s in Counseling Psychology

“I can’t imagine my life without my master’s degree from National University,” says Sunlight “Sunny” Walsh, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) from San Diego. Walsh graduated from National University in 2000 with her master’s in counseling psychology degree with a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) emphasis. From the time Walsh was nineteen-years-old until …

Adding a Specialization to Your Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology

Denise Benitez has been passionate about public service for as long as she can remember. From working with nonprofits to serving as a gang prevention counselor for adolescents to conducting substance abuse assessments for adults, Benitez has dedicated her life — and her career — to helping others rise above whatever difficulties they might be …

What is a BA in Integrative Psychology?

Humans are complicated. The field of psychology is devoted to figuring out how our brains work, why we behave the way we do. And, since humans are complicated, this social science discipline has expanded to include many types of psychology. Among them is integrated psychology, defined by the Association for Integrative Psychology as “a branch …

What Is a Master’s in English?

You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree. What next? No matter what you studied during your undergraduate years, if you have a love for language and literature and can see yourself turning that passion into a career, advancing your education with a master of arts degree (MA) in English could be worth considering. If you’re asking yourself, …

What Should I Look for in an Online Master’s in Counseling Psychology Program?

Finding the right psychology program to earn your online master’s in counseling psychology is no easy feat. And according to Sabrina Catanho, licensed marriage and family therapist associate and case manager for People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), finding a high-quality program as a working adult is even more difficult. “I’m older and I work full-time, …

What Will I Learn WIth an MA in English?

A master of arts degree in English is so much more than looking at classic and contemporary literature. Most graduate programs in this subject area also explore writing and storytelling techniques, teaching strategies, and how films and stories can impact our society. One of the most compelling reasons to consider a master’s degree in English …

Ask an Expert: Is Human Behavior Genetic or Learned?

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we ask psychology professor, Dr. Brenda Shook, “Is human behavior genetic or learned?”