Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

I majored in Psychology in undergrad and in order to become a clinical psychologist, I have to receive a higher level of education and it is a doctorate. I have a passion for helping others and being of service in any way I can. I plan to help those in underserved populations, military members, veterans, and civilians. I am an officer in the U.S Army and I plan to work in military psychology and adolescent/child psychology. The end goal is a private practice, offering pro bono cases, teaching some psychology courses, and non-profit organizations. Mental health is real and it is not taken as seriously as it should be in the military or in the civilian world. The criminal justice system also need aid in better handling mental cases. I chose psychology because it interests me greatly and there is a need to tell people that it is ok, and that the help is out there.

Ambernesha from Mississippi
Adler University