Admissions

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Student-centered support

At Warner, you will be exposed to innovative teaching, research, and community partnerships; supportive faculty who are researchers and practitioner leaders; and student-centered, flexible programs designed to meet your needs.

Applying

We invite you to apply to the Warner School and encourage you to reach out to admissions staff and program directors with questions. Warner uses a holistic approach to assess applications, considering all aspects of the candidate’s preparation, experience, and potential to contribute to the Warner community and the professions and organizations we serve.

The next application deadline is December 15, 2019. Note that only those completed applications received by the deadline will be considered by the Warner Admissions Committee. Applications received after a deadline or that are incomplete will be rolled over to the next appropriate deadline.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our programs or the admissions process or deadlines.

Learn about admissions

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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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International applicants

Join our global community! We provide support and guidance throughout the application process and as you settle into your academics at the University and life in Rochester.

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Take a course

If you are considering applying for a Warner degree program, one of the best ways to experience the quality education that Warner delivers is to take a course as a non-matriculated student.

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Career services

The Warner School supports our students with a dedicated Career Services Office. As your career partner, Warner 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

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Financing your education

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

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

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Admissions deadlines

February 15 • April 15 • September 15 • December 15*
* All PhD applications are due by December 15.

The next application deadline is December 15, 2019.



When you can start

  • Master’s, Certificate, and EdD
    Apply by September 15 for SPRING semester start
    Apply by December 15, February 15, or April 15 for SUMMER or FALL start
  • PhD
    Apply by December 15 for start as early as SUMMER; most start in FALL
  • International Applicants
    FALL starts only (apply any cycle: September applicants start the following year)

Contact admissions

 

Thank you for your interest in the Warner School! The admissions team looks forward to assisting you as you explore graduate education at the Warner School.

We would welcome the opportunity to send you more information and answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to use our inquiry form to contact us with any questions. Register and watch your mail for an information packet that will include a waiver of the $70 application fee.

You can also email us at admissions@warner.rochester.edu or call (585) 275-3950.