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If You’re Passionate About [INSERT HOBBY] — Then This Graduate Degree is Perfect for You

January 7, 2021

Today, we are all inundated with countless choices — choices as trivial as to which grocery store we visit and choices as critical as to which graduate degree we decide upon.

When it comes to choosing a pathway to a lifelong, meaningful, and successful career, it can be overwhelming to decide on the right graduate degree, but if you’re like most people, you have interests, passions, and hobbies.

Why not let your hobby help you narrow down

your graduate program options?

By considering what you’re passionate about, you can feel more confident in your graduate school research, decision, and admissions process. To help you get started, we’ve highlighted some common hobbies and provided some potential direction for related graduate study.

Let's get started.

Need help with the graduate school decision process? Download SHU’s helpful  resource —Pursuing a Graduate Degree: Questions and Answers from Start to  Finish!

Hobby: Health and Wellness

Graduate Program: Public Health

Is health/fitness something you enjoy talking about?

Are you interested in promoting wellness to your local community, and beyond? 

A Master of Public Health program will prepare you to protect and improve the health of individuals and entire communities. With this degree, you’ll be qualified for a wide variety of careers in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Interested in a public health degree? Download SHU’s Public Health Program  Guide!

Hobby: True Crime

Graduate Program: Criminal Justice

Are you fascinated by true crime? 

Are you interested in developing the skills needed to address current issues in the criminal justice system? 

If you’re passionate about victims advocacy, crime analysis, or forensics, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice might be the right graduate degree option for you. A graduate degree in criminal justice could make you an expert in related fields, such as victimology, criminal profiling, national security issues, interviewing and counseling, and human resource management — making you a versatile and competitive asset to any team. 

Considering a career in criminal justice? Download SHU’s Criminal Justice  Program Brochure!

Hobby: Policy

Graduate Program: Public Administration

Are you interested in the impacts of public policy?

Do you want to make a difference in fields such as healthcare, infrastructure, or sustainability?

If so, you should consider a respected Master of Public Administration program. An MPA will prepare you to address pressing challenges in so many fields. So, whether you want to combat the opioid crisis, address infrastructure policy, or bring awareness to environmental insecurity, you’ll be well equipped to secure a career that will make a tangible difference.

Thinking about getting an MPA? Download SHU’s Public Administration Program  Guide!

Hobby: Movies

Graduate Program: Film and TV Production

Are you passionate about storytelling? 

Are you driven by patterns of content consumption and audience reception?  

If this sounds like you, then a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television could potentially be your ideal pathway. Earning your graduate degree in film and television will empower you with the experience, skills, and hands-on training needed to position yourself as a valuable asset to any team in broadcasting, television, advertising, and so much more.

Learn more about earning an MFA in Film and Television. Download SHU’s Film and  Television Program Guide!

Hobby: Sports

Graduate Program: Sports Communication and Media

Have you always been interested in the sports industry?

Do you like the idea of working in advertising, digital media, or broadcasting?

A Master of Arts in Sports Communication and Media could be the sports-related degree you need to secure a successful career in the dynamic and competitive sports industry. In a SCM program, you’ll experience a combination of sports media history and theory, single camera production, editing, live-event broadcasting, and television studio production.

Looking for a career in sports communications? Download SHU’s Sports  Communication and Media Program Brochure!

Hobby: Gaming

Graduate Program: Computer Science/IT

Are you interested in gaming systems, software platforms, or artificial intelligence? 

Are you seeking a degree that will prepare you to transform the gaming industry?

If this sounds like you, a Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology could be a good choice for you. Many computer science- or IT-related graduate programs prepare technical-minded professionals to specialize in a variety of technical subfields, including  virtual reality, cloud computing, human-computer interaction, or game design. Because computer science and IT professionals are needed across industries, you can expect to find careers in a diverse range of fields.

Thinking about getting a computer science degree? Download SHU’s Computer  Science Guide!

Where do your passions lie? Connect with us about getting a graduate degree at Sacred Heart University!

At Sacred Heart University, we cultivate a culture of compassion, inclusivity, and innovation. We are dedicated to preparing our graduate students with the skills and knowledge needed to land a dream career in so many important fields. 

We ask you to consider these questions: What are you passionate about? What graduate degree will prepare you to secure a career in the field you’re interested in?

If you’re not sure which graduate program is the right fit for you, then we encourage you to request more information or schedule an appointment with an admissions coordinator.

You can also start your online application if you’re ready to transform your future with a graduate degree from SHU.

Need help with the graduate school decision process? Access SHU’s helpful resource — Pursuing a Graduate Degree: Questions and Answers from Start to Finish.

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SHU Graduate Admissions Team

About the Author

We are the graduate admissions team at Sacred Heart University. We aspire to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students looking to continue their education while empowering them in mind, body and spirit. We hope you find our resources helpful and informative as you explore and pursue a graduate degree at Sacred Heart!

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