Consulting companies such as Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst and Young (EY), and ICF;
Local, state, and national governments;
Non-profit organizations like Planned Parenthood, AARP, The United Way, and The Children’s Defense Fund;
Financial companies such as IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Goldman Sachs;
Lobby groups like The National Health Coalition;
Large multinationals like Google, United Technologies, and the Walt Disney Company; and
About 15% of graduates join Teach for America, the Peace Corps, or AmeriCorps.
It's a Good Route to Top Law and Graduate Programs
Policy Studies majors have been admitted to prestigious law schools, including Harvard University; Columbia University; the University of California at Berkeley; the University of Michigan; and Georgetown University.
They've also been admitted to top graduate programs such as the Maxwell School’s MPA program, New York University, John Hopkins School of Public Health, Princeton University, Harvard University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University.
Finally, many of our alumni go to graduate school after working for a few years after completing their undergraduate studies, then they attend prestigious graduate and law schools, frequently receiving financial help from their employer.
They Win Important Awards
Of the 18 Syracuse students to win a prestigious Truman Scholarship, which awards $30,000 for graduate school, 14 have been Policy Studies majors.
Teach for America (TFA) accepts between three and seven majors every year. More than 30% of all TFA Syracuse students are Policy Studies majors.
On average, five out of the 35 Remembrance Scholars per year are Policy Studies majors.
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Peter J Wilcoxen, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University