Many Davidson students choose to pursue graduate study. Between 25 and 30 percent of students enroll in graduate school directly following their Davidson education, but many more apply and are accepted to graduate programs after working for one or more years.
Our advisors, as well as faculty throughout the college, are here to help you explore options for graduate and professional school. If you plan to attend graduate school in an academic field, talk about your interests and plans regularly with Davidson faculty. If you are looking to study law, business, or other fields not represented in the Davidson curriculum, schedule an appointment with one of our advisors to discuss options.
No matter what program you pursue, you likely will need to compile various following documents as part of the application process. If you think you might pursue advanced study directly or soon after graduating from Davidson, you will want to plan ahead and dedicate some time your senior year to preparing these items.
PhDs.org is a great website for researching and evaluating master's and PhD programs in a variety of fields. You can receive rankings based on the criteria most important to you.
International Affairs and Public Policy
Application (will vary depending on school and program)
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Standardized Test Scores (likely the GRE, GMAT , MCAT, or LSAT)
The vast majority of scholarships for graduate school are offered by the school itself. Many schools offer fellowships and teaching or research assistantships to defray the cost of tuition. Be sure to look into any available funding as you research schools.