After Ursinus

As critical thinkers who understand that politics is everywhere, our graduates are ready for a broad range of careers and place in highly ranked postgraduate programs. Find out more about the career paths of some of our graduates.


Our graduates often point out that majoring in Politics or International Relations prepares you for a wide variety of careers. Critical thinking and analytical skills associated with our majors give you the flexibility you need in an uncertain world. Read for yourself where our graduates are today and what they recommend to current Ursinus students interested in Politics or International Relations. We’ve collected their voices from different career paths below. Click to extend each box and find links to the stories shared by our graduates:

Recent Graduate Schools

Our graduates who seek to continue their education have been accepted to programs at many schools, including: 

  • American University
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Human-Computer Interaction Institute)
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Institut de Hautes √Čtudes Internacionales (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas Austin
  • Villanova University

Scholarships and Fellowships

Our Politics and IR majors have received several major scholarships and fellowships. These include:

Learn more about fellowship and post-undergraduate scholarships

Our students have been accepted into competitive programs such as the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps and Teach for America.