A Southern Virginia University education is excellent preparation for graduate study in law, medicine, business, education and many other professions.
At Southern Virginia, students are prepared for post-undergraduate studies and programs from day one. Our small class sizes, strong faculty involvement and broad, liberal arts education shapes students into ideal applicants.
In order to start graduate school the fall semester following graduation from Southern Virginia, students should begin preparing the elements of their application at least one year in advance (in consultation with their faculty advisers).
A successful application to graduate or professional school requires considerable effort. While different disciplines and programs have somewhat different application requirements, most graduate or professional school applications contain:
Most application deadlines are generally in December and January for the following fall semester.
|Southern Virginia graduates have been admitted for graduate study at schools such as: Harvard, Cornell, Rutgers, Purdue, William and Mary, University of Virginia, UNC at Chapel Hill, George Washington, Brigham Young University and many others.|
Students should kindly ask for letters of recommendation at least one month prior to any due dates and should also spend several months preparing for standardized tests after their junior year at Southern Virginia.
A student’s statement of purpose and writing sample should be revised several times in response to comments from faculty. (For medicine and dentistry, students should begin their applications and test preparation much earlier.)
Students should research the required course prerequisites at their intended graduate schools and plan their undergraduate schedules accordingly. Faculty advisers are eager to assist in evaluating the proper next steps and students are encouraged to utilize their services.
|Health Professionals||Barbara van Kuiken||540-261-8597|
|Computer Science||Alan Whitehurst||540-261-8598|
|Family Studies||Ariel Rodriguez||540-261-8546|
|Music||La Rae Carter||540-261-8582|
Contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-261-8408.