The Warner School is a professional school within a premier research university. Students enjoy the personal attention and collegiality of a small school, coming to know classmates and professors well and having opportunities to be part of the many exciting projects faculty are directing to improve our schools and organizations and create new knowledge. At the same time, students have access to the many resources of a first-rate research university, including a world-class library, a large and diverse graduate student community, and leading scholars across the disciplines.
A major strength of the Warner School is its expert and diverse faculty
, which includes individuals in tenure-track, clinical-track, visiting and adjunct positions to enable the School to accomplish the multiple components of its mission. At Warner, students have the opportunity to study with world-renowned scholars, accomplished school and community leaders, and innovative problem-solvers and policy analysts. Relationships with faculty in the classroom, on research teams, through internship supervision, and beyond define the Warner experience.
The rigorous curriculum at Warner bridges theory and practice. Students acquire the theoretical foundation, research skills, and professional experiences that will serve them well throughout their careers, even as the professions, schools, and communities change. In considering program options, we encourage you to take a close look at the programs of study
available. Warner now offers many courses online
(either entirely or in a hybrid format), giving students important alternative learning opportunities and some increased flexibility with attendance.
Warner School students will work closely with an advisor to develop a program of study that meets their professional and academic goals, and to identify internship and/or research opportunities. The Warner School has specialized support programs in place for Writing Support Services
and Quantitative Consulting Services
. With more than 3.5 million volumes, extensive digital resources, and world-renowned collections, the River Campus Libraries
provide a foundation of learning and research at the University of Rochester. In addition, students are encouraged to work with the Office of Career Services
throughout their program, as well as after graduation. Specialized support is also available for international students.
The Warner School’s programs meet the highest professional standards. The University of Rochester is recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now consolidated into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
, for all programs preparing personnel for P-12 schools. Warner’s master’s programs in school and community mental health counseling and doctoral programs in counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
. The University is also accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
. The Warner School tracks and reports candidate performance data and vital statistics
for accreditation and certification purposes.