Presently there are approximately 50 students in residence in Syracuse, in addition to approximately a dozen doing dissertation research or teaching while finishing up their dissertations. Many of our graduate students have come to the Maxwell School directly from undergraduate programs, but others arrived with a master's degree or with work experiences ranging from an attorney, to military service, to a Foreign Service Officer.
Approximately 58% of our PhD students are women. Upwards of 40% of our doctoral students are international, with home countries including: Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, South Korea, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Among the American graduate students, nearly 25% are students of color. In addition, the department is home to many first generation graduate students (and faculty).