Many BSOS students pursue graduate or professional school upon completing their bachelor degree at UMD. This section provides quick links to assist students in exploring which educational path will lead to their career of interest.
- Top Ten Tips for Applying to Graduate School
- GRE test prep tips
- Graduate School Application Timeline
- Planning tips for BSOS students
- What is involved in an application? Read about all of the parts and how to stand out
- Financing your education and other ways to watch your bottom line
- ResearchGate, connect with researchers and explore your interests
- 5 Tips for Getting a Stellar Letter of Recommendation, Vault article.
- Post-Baccalaureate Research Opportunities, UMD Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
- Review a list of fellowships and scholarships offered by APSIA.
- Maryland based fellowships, listed by ProFellow
- The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Deadline: Dec. 21, 2018.
- The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.Deadline: Jan. 7, 2019.
- The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change. Projects provide Coro Fellows with the opportunity to truly learn by experience. Throughout the nine months, each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent project of the Fellow’s choosing. Jan. 9, 2019.
- Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Deadline: Jan. 30, 2019.
- Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. Applications are accepted between November 1 and February 10.
- Idealist Grad Fairs (www.idealist.org/info/GradFairs) connect individuals with graduate schools in fields such as public administration, international affairs, education, public policy, public interest law, social work, nonprofit management, etc. (Free events)
- Fellowship opportunities, ProFellow- login required
- Career options with an advanced degree in international affairs, APSIA
- Pre-Law Professions Advising Office: serves all current and former students at the University of Maryland interested in law school and legal careers.
- Reed-Yorke Health Professionals Advising Office: is available to advise students on health related graduate school admission.
- University Career Center: meets with students individually to discuss strategies for choosing, applying to, and evaluating graduate school offers.
- UMD Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research: can help students find mentors, enabling them to develop meaningful professional relationships in their field of interest. Students can use MCUR to find research opportunities that best match their skills.