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We welcome applications on a rolling basis. The next priority application deadline is July 15, 2024.

Application fee of $70 (USD) is required when you submit your application. 

Please scan and upload your transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts of all previous post-secondary education are required if admitted to the program.

Letters of recommendation from members of the academic community and/or workplace professionals who know your qualifications for graduate study are required. Preferably, at least one recommendation should be from a former professor. At least two letters are required for master’s applicants and three for doctoral applicants. Letters of recommendation are managed on the online application.

A statement of purpose describing your academic or professional background and your interest in pursuing graduate study at Warner is required. The statement of purpose is generally between two and four pages, double-spaced. You can upload a file or cut and paste into the online application.

Current resume or curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application.

A writing sample. Upload your writing sample with your application. This must be written in English and may be a term paper from your earlier academic work, or a five- or six-page commentary on an issue in education that you have written for this purpose only. The paper should support an academic argument, reference citations, and use a research style sheet.

Additional admission and certification requirements apply for some programs and must accompany your application.

  • Applicants to the accelerated EdD program are required to complete an additional personal narrative as outlined in the application, which should be uploaded.
  • Initial teaching certification applicants and second certification applicants must complete an Admissions Content Preparation Review and upload it to the online application. 

Test Scores. For many of our programs, we do not require entrance examinations as part of the application. If you have taken the GRE already and wish to submit your score, we will be happy to evaluate it as part of your application. Applicants who are interested in applying for certain University-wide scholarships at the doctoral level are encouraged to submit GRE scores. The GRE code for the University of Rochester is 2928.

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants who are non-native English speakers. The TOEFL code for the Warner School is 7614.

The University of Rochester reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission under certain circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • New information comes to light that would have resulted in a different decision at the time of review, including satisfactory completion of coursework currently underway or degrees in progress.
  • There has been a misrepresentation in or a violation of any of the terms of the application process.
  • The University learns that an applicant has engaged in behavior prior to the first day of class that indicates a serious lack of judgment, integrity, or alignment with University values, and/or violates University policies.

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