Graduate Schools

Nearly 60 percent of Macalester graduates pursue an advanced degree within three years of graduating. In a recent study, almost 90 percent say that Macalester prepared them well for post-baccalaureate education. The Career Development Center assists students in choosing and applying to graduate school.

Top Graduate School Destinations
2000-13

Bar chart showing top graduate school destinations 2000-2013.

Graduate School by Field
2014

Bar chart showing top graduate school fields.
  • 98%

    Of 2014 graduates were accepted to at least one of their chosen graduate schools.

  • 13th

    Macalester’s rank among liberal arts colleges for alumni who earned a doctorate 2003-2012 (most recent available data).

  • 40%

    Of 2014 graduates who attended graduate school did so in sciences and mathematics.

  • 1

    From day one, Health Professions Advising is available to work with pre-med and other health-career students.

Classes of 2010-2013 Graduate and Professional Schools
Majors of graduates are in parentheses.

Arts & Humanities

  • American Film Institute, Film/Photo Arts (Humanities and Cultural Studies)
  • Bard College, Design (Anthropology)
  • Birmingham City University, England, Theater Arts (Theatre and Dance)
  • Boston University, Area Studies (Humanities and Cultural Studies)
  • Boston University, Philosophy (Chemistry)
  • Brown University, Creative Writing (Creative Writing)
  • Brown University, Religion (Classics)
  • Cambridge University, England, English Language/Literature (Creative Writing)
  • Columbia University, New York, German Languages (Humanities and Cultural Studies)
  • Columbia University, New York, Art Studies (History)
  • Columbia University, New York, History (History)
  • Columbia University, New York, History (History)
  • Corcoran College of Art and Design, Journalism, Mass Communications (Humanities and Cultural Studies)
  • Courtauld Institute Art, London, Art Studies (Art History)
  • Courtauld Institute Art, London, Art Studies (Art History)
  • Courtauld Institute Art, London, Art Studies (History)
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Art Studies (Studio Art)
  • CUNY–Hunter College, Creative Writing (Creative Writing)
  • Duke University, Language/Literature (English)
  • Duke University (Religious Studies)
  • Harvard University, Theological Studies (Religious Studies)
  • Harvard University, Theological Studies (Religious Studies)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Museum Studies (History)
  • Kings College, London, Film/Photo Arts (Humanities and Cultural Studies)
  • Long Island University, Visual/Performance Art (Creative Writing)
  • Loyola University of Chicago, History (German)
  • Loyola University of Chicago, History (History)
  • McCormick Seminary, Theological Studies (Humanities and Cultural Studies)
  • New York University, English, Poetry (Creative Writing)
  • New York University, Linguistics (Humanities and Cultural Studies)
  • New York University, Romance Lang (French)
  • New York University, Theater Arts (Theatre and Dance)
  • New York University, Visual/Performing Art (Creative Writing)
  • Princeton University, Theological Studies (Linguistics)
  • San Jose State University, Linguistics (Linguistics)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Design (Psychology)
  • Southern Methodist University, Art Studies (International Studies)
  • Tulane University, Area Studies (Anthropology)
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa, Ethnic/Cultural Studies (Political Science)
  • University of Houston, Creative Writing (Creative Writing)
  • University of Massachusetts–Amherst, Medieval/Ren Studies (English)
  • University of Alabama, Creative Writing (English)
  • University of California–Berkeley, Ethnic/Cultural Studies (History)
  • University of California–Berkeley, Ethnic/Cultural Studies (History)
  • University of California–Irvine, Romance Language (French)
  • University of California–San Diego, Ethnic and Cultural Studies (Theatre and Dance)
  • University of California–San Diego, Theater Arts (Theatre and Dance)
  • University of California–Santa Cruz, Philosophy (Geology)
  • University of California–Santa Barbara, Linguistics (Linguistics)
  • University of California–Santa Barbara, Linguistics (Linguistics)
  • University of California–Santa Barbara, Linguistics (Linguistics)
  • University of Chicago, Liberal Arts/Humanities (Philosophy)
  • University of Chicago, Theological Studies (Religious Studies)
  • University of Chicago, Theological Studies (Religious Studies)
  • University of Colorado–Boulder, Archeology (Classics)
  • University of Colorado–Boulder, Linguistics (Asian Studies)
  • University of Florida, Creative Writing (Creative Writing)
  • University of Georgia–Athens, Art Studies (Art History)
  • University of Illinois–Chicago, Linguistics (Linguistics)
  • University of London, Art Studies (French)
  • University of Maryland–College Park, Area Studies (Studio Art)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, East Asian Language/Literature (Japanese)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, History (Women and Gender Studies)
  • University of New Mexico, History (History)
  • University of Oxford, England, Archeology (Classics)
  • University of Vienna, Austria, German Language (German)
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Ethnic/Cultural Studies (History)
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Romance Language (Spanish)
  • Vanderbilt University, Theological Studies (Religious Studies)
  • Yale University, Area Studies (International Studies)
  • Yale University, Area Studies (Russian)

Education

  • Antioch University, Elementary Education (Environmental Studies)
  • Arizona State University, Secondary Education (Political Science)
  • Augsburg College, Education (Environmental Studies)
  • Cardinal Stritch University, Education (History)
  • Columbia University, NY, Eng as Second Language (Anthropology)
  • Grand Canyon University, Education (Classics)
  • Hamline University, Education (Theatre and Dance)
  • Hamline University, Teaching (Spanish)
  • Stanford University, Bilingual Education (Linguistics)
  • University Massachusetts, Bostn, Education (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, T Cities, Education (Art, Studio)
  • University Missouri, St Louis, Secondary Education (Psychology)
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Education (Environmental Studies)
  • University of Mississippi, Education (Classics)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Education (Physics)
  • University of Virginia, Education (Anthropology)
  • University Washington, Seattle, Education Administration (Psychology)

Law, Public Policy, Management

  • Arizona State University, Law (German)
  • Case Western Reserve, Law (Political Science)
  • Central European University, Hungary, Intl Rel/Affair (International Studies)
  • Central European University, Hungary, Public Adm/Aff (International Studies)
  • Columbia University, New York, International Affairs (Creative Writing)
  • Columbia University, New York, Law (History)
  • Dartmouth College, Business Administration, Management (Economics)
  • DePaul University, Law (Classics)
  • Duke University, Management Science (Economics)
  • Fordham University, Law (Philosophy)
  • Fordham University, Law (Political Science)
  • George Washington University, International Relations/Affairs (Political Science)
  • Georgetown University, International Relations/Affairs (Political Science)
  • Georgetown University, Law (Political Science)
  • Georgetown University, Law (Political Science)
  • Georgetown University, Law (Russian)
  • Grad Institute of International Studies, Geneva, International Affairs (Political Science)
  • Hamline University, Law (Political Science)
  • Harvard University, Law (English)
  • Harvard University, Management Science (Mathematics)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Law (Classics)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Public Administration/Affairs (International Studies)
  • Johns Hopkins University, International Relations/Affairs (Creative Writing)
  • Korea Development Institute, S Korea, International Affairs (Political Science)
  • London School of Economics, International Affairs (International Studies)
  • New York University, Law (Sociology)
  • New York University, Law (Political Science)
  • New York University, Law (Political Science)
  • Sciences Po, France, International Affairs (International Studies)
  • Sciences Po, France, International Affairs (Political Science)
  • Sciences Po, France, International Affairs (International Studies)
  • Seattle University, Law (International Studies)
  • Tufts University, International Relations/Affairs (International Studies)
  • UCLA, Business Administration, Management (Mathematics)
  • University of California, Hastings Law (Japanese)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Business Administration, Management (Psychology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, International Affairs (Mathematics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Law (Sociology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Law (Political Science)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Law (Economics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Law (Classics)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Business Administration, Management (Mathematics)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Public Policy (Sociology)
  • University of Chicago, Law (English)
  • University of Iowa, Law (Sociology)
  • University of London, Law (Political Science)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Law (Political Science)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Law (Sociology)
  • University of Notre Dame, Law (Sociology)
  • University of Notre Dame, Law (International Studies)
  • University of St Thomas, Law (Economics)
  • University of St Thomas, Law (Political Science)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Law (Political Science)
  • Vanderbilt University, Law (Political Science)
  • William Mitchell Law School, Law (Philosophy)
  • William Mitchell Law School, Law (Political Science)
  • William Mitchell Law School, Law (Asian Studies)
  • Yeshiva University, Law (Economics)
  • Yeshiva University, Law (Political Science)

Health, Medicine

  • Albany Medical College, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • Albert Einstein College Medicine, Medicine (Biology)
  • Brown University, Medicine (Biology)
  • Brown University, Medicine (Biology)
  • Columbia University, New York, Public Health (Biology)
  • Columbia University, New York, Public Health (Geography)
  • Columbia University, New York, Comm Disorders (Neuroscience)
  • Columbia University, New York, Public Health (Psychology)
  • Columbia University, New York, Health Administration (Psychology)
  • Dartmouth College, Medicine (Biology)
  • Des Moines University Osteopath Medical Center (Biology)
  • Duke University, Medicine (Biology)
  • Emory University, Public Health (Anthropology)
  • Emory University, Public Health (Biology)
  • George Washington University, Public Health (Biology)
  • George Washington University, Medicine (Biology)
  • Georgetown University, Public Policy (Spanish)
  • Harvard University, Public Health (International Studies, Economics)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Nursing (Anthropology)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Nursing (Chemistry)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Public Health (Chemistry)
  • London School, Hygiene Tropical Medicine, Public Health (Anthropology)
  • Michigan State University, Medicine (Biology)
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Medicine (English)
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Medicine (Physics)
  • National College Natural Medicine, Health Sciences, Neuroscience)
  • New England College Optometry (Biology)
  • New York Medical College, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • Northwestern University, Comm Disorders (Linguistics)
  • Portland State University, Public Health (Political Science)
  • Simmons College, Nursing (Anthropology)
  • SUNY, Albany, Public Health (Geography)
  • Tulane University, Public Health (Anthropology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Public Health (Anthropology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Public Health (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Public Health (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Public Health (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Nursing (Environmental Studies)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Interdisciplinary)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Health Administration (Latin American Studies)
  • University N Carolina, Chapel Hill, Public Health (Anthropology)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Public Health (Psychology)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Rehab Therapy (Geography)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Comm Disorders (Linguistics)
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Medicine (Studio Art)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, Medicine (Psychology)
  • University of Montana, Rehab Therapy (Psychology)
  • University of New England, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of North Dakota, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Health Sciences, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Rochester, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of Texas, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • University of Vermont, Medicine (Biology)
  • University of West Indies, Jamaica, Medicine (Chemistry)
  • Vanderbilt University, Nursing (Religious Studies)
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Health Sciences (Biology)
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Rehab Therapy (Biology)
  • Washington University, St. Louis (Biology)

Sciences, Mathematics

  • California Institute of Technology, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • College of William & Mary, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Columbia University, New York, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Columbia University, New York, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Columbia University, New York, Geology (Geology)
  • Columbia University, New York, Geology (Geology)
  • Columbia University, New York, Math Statistics (Mathematics)
  • Columbia University, New York, Math Statistics (Mathematics)
  • Cornell University, Geology (Geology)
  • Dartmouth College, Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
  • Duke University, Biology (Biology)
  • Duke University, Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
  • East Tennessee State University, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Emory University, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Emory University, Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
  • George Washington University, Biology (Mathematics)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Computer Science (Mathematics)
  • Hamline University, Physics (Physics)
  • Harvard University, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Harvard University, Microbiology (Biology)
  • Indiana University, Indianapols, Geology (Geology)
  • Iowa State University, Geology (Geology)
  • Iowa State University, Geology (Geology)
  • Kings College, London, Environmental Sciences, International Studies)
  • Louisiana State Unive, Environmental Sciences (Biology)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bioengineering (Chemistry)
  • Massachusetts Inst of Tech, Geology, Environmental Studies)
  • Michigan State University, Biology (Biology)
  • New Mexico Institute Mining and Technology, Geology (Geology)
  • Northwestern University, Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
  • Oregon State University, Physics (Physics)
  • Purdue University, Electrical Engineering (Physics)
  • Purdue University, Electrical Engineering (Physics)
  • SUNY, New York Brook, Biology (Biology)
  • SUNY, New York Brook, Mechnical Engineering (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Biology (Biology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Computer Science (Mathematics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Computer Science, Computer Science)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Geology (Physics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Geology (Physics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Mathematics (Mathematics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Mathematics (Mathematics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Physics (Physics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Physics (Physics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Physics (Physics)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Physics (Physics)
  • University of California, Davis, Mathematics (Mathematics)
  • University of California, Davis, Neuroscience (Biology)
  • University of California, Irvine, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of California, Irvine, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Math Statistics (Mathematics)
  • University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering (Physics)
  • University of California, San Francisco, Chemistry (Biology)
  • University of Chicago, Computer Science (Computer Science)
  • University of Chicago, Geology (Geology)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Chemistry (Biology)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Neuroscience (Biology)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Physics (Physics)
  • University of New Mexico, Astronomy (Geology)
  • University of North Texas, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Vermont, Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
  • University of Virginia, Astronomy (Physics)
  • University of Virginia, Mathematics (Mathematics)
  • University of Virginia, Physics (Physics)
  • University of Wisc, Madison, Biochemistry/Biophysics (Chemistry)
  • University of Wisc, Madison, Biology (Biology)
  • University of Wisc, Madison, Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • University of Wisc, Madison, Physics (Physics)
  • University of Wisc, Madison, Physics (Physics)
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Mathematics (Mathematics)
  • University of Waterloo, Canada, Mathematics (Mathematics)
  • University College, London, Microbiology (Biology)
  • Yale University, Biochemistry/Biophysics (Physics)
  • Yale University, Bioengineering (Physics)
  • Yale University, Neuroscience (Biology)

Social Sciences

  • American University, Washington DC, Comm, Media Studies (Psychology)
  • Arizona State University, Geography (Geography)
  • Boston College, Social Work (Sociology, Religious Studies)
  • Boston College, Social Work (Women and Gender Studies, English)
  • Boston University, Anthropology (Anthropology)
  • Columbia University, Psychology (Psychology)
  • CUNY, John Jay College, Criminal Justice (Psychology)
  • George Washington University, Clinical Psychology (Psychology)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Psychology (Psychology)
  • Harvard University, Anthropology (Anthropology)
  • Harvard University, Urban/Regional Planning (Geography)
  • London School of Economics, Political Science (Political Science)
  • New York University, Urban/Regional Planning (Geography)
  • New York University, Social Work (Psychology)
  • Northwestern University, Economics (Mathematics, Economics)
  • Ohio State University, Geography (Geography)
  • Ohio State University, Cognitive Psychology (Psychology)
  • Ohio State University, Psychology (Psychology)
  • Princeton University, Economics (Economics)
  • Rutgers University, Urban/Regional Planning (Geography)
  • SUNY, Stony Brook, Cognitive Psychology (Psychology)
  • Syracuse University, Geography, American Studies)
  • Tufts University, Developmental Psychology (Psychology)
  • Tufts University, Developmental Psychology (Psychology)
  • University Copenhagen, Denmark, Geography (Geography)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Anthropology (Anthropology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Geography, Environmental Studies)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Geography (Geography)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Geography (Geography)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Urban/Regional Planning (Geography)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Social Psychology (Psychology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Psychology (Psychology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Psychology (Psychology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Social Work (Psychology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Psychology (Psychology)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Social Work (Sociology, Educational Studies)
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Geography (Geography)
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Geography (Geography)
  • University of British Columbia, Canada, Geography (Geography)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Cognitive Psychology (Psychology, Philosophy)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Urban/Regional Planning (Geography)
  • University of Chicago, Sociology (International Studies, Political Science)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Urban/Regional Planning (Geography)
  • University of Oklahoma, Geography (Geography)
  • University of Oregon, Counseling Psychology (English)
  • University of Oregon, Geography, Environmental Studies)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Geography (Geography)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Social Work (History, American Studies)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Counseling Psychology (Psychology)
  • University of St. Thomas, Social Work, Environmental Studies)
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Educational Psychology (Psychology, Edicational Studies)
  • University of Toronto, Geography (Political Science)
  • University of Victoria, Canada, Clinical Psychology (Psychology)
  • University of Victoria, Canada, Clinical Psychology (Psychology)
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Psychology (Linguistics)
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Social Work (Psychology)
  • York University, Toronto, Geography (History)

Unspecified Field of Study

  • American University, Washington, D.C. (Political Science)
  • Arizona State University (Anthropology)
  • Augsburg College (Neuroscience)
  • California State University, Hayward (Neuroscience)
  • California Institute of Technology (Chemistry)
  • St. Catherine University, St. Paul (Psychology)
  • Delta State University (Biology)
  • Dominican University, Illinois (Creative Writing)
  • Duke University (English)
  • Duke University (Mathematics)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (Economics)
  • Fordham University (Russian)
  • George Washington University (Political Science)
  • Hamline University (History)
  • Hamline University (Religious Studies)
  • Hamline University (American Studies)
  • John Marshall Law School (Political Science)
  • Loyola Marymount University (Biology)
  • Loyola Marymount University (Biology)
  • New Mexico State University (Psychology)
  • New York University (Biology)
  • New York University (Chemistry)
  • New York University (Linguistics)
  • Ohio State University (Biology)
  • Polytechnic University (Psychology)
  • Portland State University (Studio Art)
  • San Jose State University (Linguistics)
  • Syracuse University (Geology)
  • Tufts University (Biology)
  • Tulane University (Latin American Studies)
  • University of Minnesota (Chemistry)
  • University of Minnesota (Economics)
  • University of Minnesota (Geography)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Philosophy)
  • University of Alaska (Geology)
  • University of Arizona (Psychology)
  • University of California–San Francisco (History)
  • University of Chicago (Political Science)
  • University of Colorado–Boulder (Classics)
  • University of Denver (Linguistics)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana (Biology)
  • University of Iowa (Biology)
  • University of Iowa (Political Science)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (Economics)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Anthropology)
  • University of Oregon (Philosophy)
  • University of Southern California (Creative Writing)
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Psychology)
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison (Geology)
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison (International Studies)
  • University Surrey, England, other intersdisciplinary (Political Science)
  • University Washington (Psychology)
  • University Washington (Music)
  • Wake Forest University (Economics)
  • Yale University (Music)