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Advance your career with a graduate degree

At the Warner School of Education and Human Development, you'll be exposed to innovative teaching and research; supportive faculty who are top researchers and leading practitioners; and student-centered, flexible programs designed to meet your needs.

Prospective graduate students 

Message from Melissa Sturge-Apple, Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education:

COVID-19 has had a significant impact upon the educational system across the United States and across the world. The University of Rochester also understands that the pandemic has had a reverberating effect on the daily lives of every student. On behalf of those in charge of graduate admissions at Rochester, across schools and programs, I want to assure you that we recognize this impact and also understand that colleges and universities across the globe are implementing various grading policies this term that may affect prospective students’ cumulative GPAs. All of these factors will be considered in evaluating applications. We encourage prospective students to include in their personal statements special circumstances as well as achievements that may not be apparent due to modified grading policies.

For more detailed information, please do not hesitate to contact the school or program to which you plan to apply. We appreciate your interest in the University of Rochester and remain committed to attracting the most talented students, regardless of the circumstances they face. We wish you best of luck with your studies this term and with your application to Rochester.



Reach out to admissions staff and program directors with questions when you are applying to one of our graduate programs. We use a holistic approach to assess applications, considering all aspects of your preparation, experience and potential to contribute to the professions and organizations students serve.

The next application deadline is October 15, 2022. Note that only those completed applications received by the deadline will be considered by the Admissions Committee. Applications received after a deadline or that are incomplete will be rolled over to the next appropriate deadline.

Learn about admissions

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Try us out before you apply

If you are considering applying for a degree program, one of the best ways to experience our quality education is to take a course before you are admitted to a specific program. Some of the courses may apply toward your program requirements. Register for a class with the Non-admitted student application.

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Admissions events

Events, either in-person or virtual, allow you to learn more about the Warner School of Education, our academic programs and our faculty.

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International applicants

Join our global community. The International Students Office provides support and guidance throughout the application process and as you settle into your academic programs.

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The admissions team

In the spirit of Meliora, we are here to help you become ever better - so you can make the individuals and organizations you serve ever better.

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Career services

Students get help with their career planning throughout their time as a student through a Career Services Office. As your career partner, Career Services provides expertise, tactical skill development and strategic goal setting to help support your targeted job search.

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Frequently asked questions

Need more in-depth information before contacting admissions?

Financing your education


The Warner School of Education and the University of Rochester offer a number of scholarship and financial support opportunities to help make your graduate education experience more affordable.

  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Opportunities for master’s students
  • Student loan programs
  • Doctoral assistantships
  • University of Rochester and other employer-based benefits
Learn more
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Admissions deadlines

The next application deadline is October 15, 2022. View all deadlines


Contact admissions


The admissions team can send you information about admissions requirements, academic programs or financial aid, as well as answer your general questions. Register using our inquiry form, and watch your email for an information packet that will include a waiver of the $70 application fee. 

Use our inquiry form.

Contact us at or (585) 275-3950.