International Applicants

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Diversity, culture and community

We welcome students from around the world to our diverse and intellectually challenging learning community of educators, mental health counselors and human development professionals.

More than 15% of Warner School students are international. More than 20 countries are represented at Warner including; China, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, India, and many more.

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Application process

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree at either a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in their home country. The application process for international students requires additional steps regarding English proficiency and visa status.

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International programs

The Warner School of Education offers international students serval master’s and doctoral (PhD or EdD) programs, as well as advanced certificates. One of our most popular programs specifically designed for international students is a master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Join students from around the world at the Warner School.

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International frequently asked questions

Answers to questions you may have about the application process and your graduate school journey at the Warner School of Education. View FAQs

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Living in Rochester

Rochester, New York has a welcoming international community, affordable housing, and rich intellectual and cultural resources. Learn more

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Housing & transportation

On and off-campus housing options along with multiple convenient transportation options. Learn more

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International student stories

Students and alumni share their experiences as international students at the Warner School. View stories

International admissions representative

Jasmine Mitchell imageJasmine Mitchell
Administrative Assistant
LeChase Hall 242
(585) 276-3502


International orientation topics include adjusting to an American university, living in Rochester, policies, advising, academic and social resources, and other topics that will enrich the transition to the Warner School of Education. All new international students are required to attend an orientation session prior to their start at the University. View dates & details


At the Warner School, you will be surrounded by a helpful and supportive team to ensure that your experience is the best it can be every step of the way.
  • International Student Advisor - Support during the application process and throughout your graduate study.
  • International Services Office - Provides a variety of ongoing services for all international students.

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