I'm finishing up my undergrad in psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, and due to some mental health problems that have pushed me back a bit and caused me to get behind, I have just now decided that I want to go to graduate school. The semester before I graduate.
Ridiculous, I know.
Here's my thing: I'm a huge mental health advocate -- that's what I'm most passionate about. Also, I want to write. I have a journalism background, and what I want to do is maintain my blog on mental illness professionally, and maybe have my own column or something for an organization such as NAMI, DBSA, or AFSP, and do some freelance work, etc. etc.
I've been looking into programs in my state (Virginia) because I can't afford out-of-state tuition, and so far, from what I can tell, the program that seems best for me is the MA in English with the focus in Writing & Rhetoric.
Does this sound right? Would you maybe lean more towards the Journalism degree? I feel overwhelmed by everything, I'm kind of stuck, and I don't know where to look!