Will I be able to pursue MSc psychology after a bachelor's degree in social work?

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Will I be able to pursue MSc psychology after a bachelor's degree in social work?

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It should be possible to pursue a Master of Science degree in psychology with a bachelor's degree in many fields in the sciences or humanities as long as the bachelor's degree is from an accredited college or university and the applicant can demonstrate adequate preparation for graduate work in psychology. A degree in social work is likely to have coursework in human behavior, human development, research methods, which would be advantageous for graduate study in psychology. It could also help to take the Psychology Subject GRE to demonstrate field specific knowledge and to volunteer or work in a psychology related field. For instance, being a research assistant or volunteering for an organization that serves people with mental illness could develop skills and demonstrate a commitment to psychology. References from psychology instructors and supervisors would be another asset to the application, and the student could discuss in the application essay how these experiences relate to future career goals and objectives for graduate study.

For more information on master's degrees in psychology, check out this article: Master of Psychology Degree Overview

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