Can I Get a MSN if I am Not a Nurse?

Some people recognize their passion for a particular field or profession early on in life, but many need more time and experiences to pinpoint their dream career.
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Can I Get a Master’s Degree Unrelated to My Undergraduate Major?

Maybe you’re a recent college graduate — you’re discovering that your bachelor’s degree actually isn’t going to prepare you for the career you want. Let’s explore the process of going back to grad school for an unrelated degree.
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What is the Demand for STEM Teachers?

Today, there is a critical shortage of STEM teachers who have the credentials to teach the thousands of children who are lacking proper education in subjects like math and science. With this in mind, let’s discuss the significant demand for STEM teachers in the field of education today.
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The Advantages of Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education with a Certification

If you’re considering becoming a teacher, there is a lot to be said for getting your certification and your master’s degree at the very outset of your teaching career. With that being said, let’s look at the benefits for getting a master’s degree and certification.
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Should I go to Graduate School Right After Undergrad?

As an undergraduate student, you have countless opportunities ahead of you. You also have countless options regarding your next professional or academic move. If you think that graduate school is in your future, you may be wondering — when should I go to grad school? Should I go to graduate school right after undergrad?
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Why Should I Get a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)?

For most students who hope to obtain a graduate degree, the most common path is to finish a four-year degree, obtain a master’s degree and then enroll in a doctorate degree program. For nurses, though, the path forward can be a bit different.
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Benefits of Choosing a Teaching Career

A Master’s in Education is a great way to help change the lives of children. The primacy of relationships makes teaching one of the most meaningful careers you can choose. With that being said, here are some benefits to pursuing a career in education.
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How to Finance Your Master’s Degree in Education

While your salary expectations long-term with a master’s degree in education are strong, we know it can be tough to figure out how to finance your graduate degree. Here we discuss scholarships, grants, loans, and financial aid options, all of which may help you make a graduate degree financially feasible.
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First MSK Graduate Class: Matt Leslie

Since its inception two years ago, a total of five students have graduated with their graduate kinesiology degree from PLU. We had the opportunity to speak with Matt Leslie from the first graduating class of the MSK program. Here’s what Matt Leslie had to say about his experience in achieving a master’s in kinesiology from PLU.
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First MSK Graduate Class: Delaney Salter

Delaney Salter, a graduate of both PLU’s bachelor’s and master’s degree in kinesiology, shared about what she has learned about improving the lives of others through applied kinesiology.
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First MSK Graduate Class: Kallan Campa

We had the opportunity to speak with Kallan Campa, one of the five students from the first graduating class of the MSK program. Kallan Campa, who earned both a bachelor’s and master’s in kinesiology from PLU, shared about her experience pursuing the master’s in kinesiology.
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Making a Career Change? Consider These 6 Graduate Degrees

If you’re ready to switch careers, Pacific Lutheran University’s graduate programs can set you up for success in a new field. When looking for the best degree, choosing a graduate program that will help you join a new field or industry is important.
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5 Reasons to Pursue a Graduate Degree at Pacific Lutheran University

We know that you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a graduate school program, but today, we’re here to showcase just a few of the reasons you should choose one of Pacific Lutheran University’s graduate programs.
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Meet the Faculty of PLU’s Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program

Because the field of Marriage and Family Therapy is so impactful, it’s important to understand the kinds of professionals you’ll be learning with and from in the program. So, here are a few of the faculty who teach PLU’s Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program.
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How Getting an MBA Can Prepare You to Lead Organizational Change

As many organizations and businesses work to regain normalcy and stability in 2021, there is a critical need for strategic leaders who can perpetuate organizational change and facilitate industry progress.
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What Can You Do with a Master’s in Kinesiology?

A master’s degree in Kinesiology will enhance the skill set of novice and experienced practitioners in exercise, sport, performance and health related careers. Let’s look into some kinesiology careers you can choose from.
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5 Marketing Analytics Jobs for Driven Innovators

Today, we have seen such dramatic increases in the sheer volume of data produced by individuals and organizations that news reports describe the phenomenon as a “data explosion.” Let’s talk about a few jobs that are perfect for professionals who obtain a master’s in marketing analytics.
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5 Jobs You Can Get With an MBA

From marketing to journalism to finance, an MBA can position driven professionals for significant career advancement in a variety of industries, so let’s explore some of the jobs you can get with an MBA.
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5 Noteworthy Facts About PLU’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Pacific Lutheran University is designed to train students to become systemically-oriented, contextually sensitive therapy professionals who can address the diverse needs and clinical concerns of individuals, couples, families, and communities.
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How to Become a Teacher in Washington State — What You Need to Know

Even if you’re convinced that teaching is the career path for you, you may be wondering how to get started in the meaningful field of education.
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Is Nursing School Worth It? 3 Reasons to Get an MSN Degree

As a nurse, you possess the ability to positively impact the lives of others, but if you’re looking to develop the sought-after skills needed to transform people’s lives through excellent patient care — you should consider obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
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3 Reasons to Get an MBA

There are many types of graduate business degrees — finance, accounting, human resource management, organizational leadership, to name a few — but the traditional MBA has recently seen an uptick in interest from professionals in diverse fields.
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5 Graduate Degrees to Address the Negative Impacts of COVID-19

While going back to school for a master’s degree amidst a global pandemic might seem like a daunting task, we’re here to explain why you should consider obtaining a master’s degree and which graduate degrees will give you the skills needed to improve our post-COVID world.
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Facilitating Healing: What is a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy?

Mental illness is just one expression of the growing stress experienced by families and communities in our fast-paced, highly-connected age. What can you, as a driven, compassionate human being, do to address the vulnerability of our communities today?
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Top 6 Graduate Programs to Choose by 2030

There are increased opportunities for you to transform your future with a graduate degree, and ultimately, to position yourself to secure a meaningful career in your chosen field.
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3 Reasons to Get a Master’s Degree in Marketing Analytics

Today, we are experiencing a “data explosion.” With messaging and media all around us, you may not be surprised to hear that. But that begs the question: why are we inundated with so much information today?
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5 Reasons to Pursue a Master’s in Kinesiology

A Master’s in Kinesiology is a great way to study the theoretical and practical foundations of human activity, and ultimately, land a meaningful career in this important field.
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4 Alumni Stories from the PLU Master of Arts in Education Program

If you’re thinking about securing a career in the critical field of education, then we invite you to meet four of our alumni and discover why they chose PLU’s master’s degree in education.
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Secure a Nursing Career in Washington State

Because of the increased reliance on nursing expertise due to the impacts of COVID-19, nursing has become a complex and varied field with more and more opportunities to advance into specialized or management positions.
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Crafting your Graduate Personal Statement

The personal statement component is crucial in telling your story for applying admission to a professional graduate program. It should focus on your professional and academic goals and how your desired graduate program would help you achieve them. This article covers 5 key points for a strong and competitive application essay.
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