The Ph.D. program provides training for careers in teaching and research by emphasizing theory, quantitative methods, and early involvement in research. The success of the program is reflected in graduates' job placements, which include major universities, such as Chicago, Columbia, UCLA, Michigan State, and excellent undergraduate institutions, such as Carleton and Brandeis. In a recent survey, UVA ranked fourteenth among graduate programs in academic placement Many students also find summer or permanent employment in the nearby Washington area, e.g., at the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. About twenty people enter the graduate program each year.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges