Graduate and Professional School

Career and Professional Development staff are ready to assist you with all aspects of the graduate school process- from identifying programs of interest to offering guidance on your personal statement and application materials.

Whether you are just beginning to think about graduate school or trying to decide which program or school is right for you, this page will get you started. Be sure to follow-up with Ursinus faculty in your intended area of study.

The Graduate School Decision

Is graduate school my next step?

Researching Programs

Resources to help make a good decision

Selecting a Program

Find the best fit

Applying to Graduate School

Application and fees, Test Scores, Resonal Statement, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Recommendations, The Interview

Financing Graduate School

Institutional Funding, Loans, Scholarships, Fellowships

Grad School Time Line

When do I start?  What do I need to do first?

GRaduate School Resources

Law School Resources

Health Professions School Resources

Business School Resources

Other Program Resources



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Simon Business School Early Leaders Program

The Simon Business School at the University of Rochester has a Direct Admission Partnership (DAP) relationship with Ursinus College. UC students who wish to pursue their graduate business studies immediately following graduation are qualified to apply to the Simon School and receive benefits including a waived application fee, special merit scholarship consideration, and priority admission consideration. To learn more, please contact Tonya Harvey, Associate Director of Admissions and Director of College Relations at Simon Business School, (585) 275-3533 or tonya.harvey@