Graduate & Professional School

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 a few years.

Our advisers, as well as faculty members 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 professors. If you are looking to study law, business, or other fields not represented in the Davidson curriculum, schedule an appointment with one of our advisers to discuss options.

No matter what program you pursue, you likely will need to compile various 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 during your senior year to preparing these items.

Explore Programs

Here are some resources with information about various courses of advanced study: 

Application Components

In additon to your standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT , MCAT, LSAT) and application, which will vary depending on the school and program, you also will need to prepare:

Financial Aid

The vast majority of scholarships for graduate schools are offered by the schools themselves. 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.