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Admissions Overview

Graduate programs in Arts, Sciences and Engineering welcome applications from students who are actively engaged with their education and are looking for a challenging environment to expand their knowledge through further study. The University of Rochester emphasizes individualized study that allows students to create an educational experience utilizing Rochester’s unique facilities, nationally ranked faculty and superb research infrastructure.

Professional Development

At the University of Rochester, we believe that graduate education should be composed of rigorous academic study, cutting-edge research, and relevant professional development. Whether your education takes you to academia, government employment or the private sector, we have extensive resources to assist you in preparing for your career after graduation.

Application Timeline

Admissions to graduate programs in Arts, Sciences and Engineering is highly competitive. A qualified applicant needs a strong academic record, as evidenced by high grades in relevant coursework and strong performance on the GREs, as well as comprehensive letters of recommendation. Additionally, many applicants have research experiences that have resulted in publications. It is recommended that applicants review the relevant program web pages to determine how their interests align with the program’s research and academic focus.

Your application and all supporting materials must be submitted by the deadline set by the program to which you are applying (check your program web page). Early applications are strongly encouraged.

We require online submission of the application. Click here to apply.

GRE Requirements

GRE requirements vary by field. Please check application requirements for your proposed field for details on which tests are required.

Sending Scores to the University of Rochester: All official test scores should be reported directly to the University of Rochester. Please be sure to use the exact same spelling of your name on both your application and test score report.

The GRE institutional code for the University of Rochester is 2928. You can request Educational Testing Service to send your scores directly to the University.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. English proficiency is demonstrated by submitting official test scores from ONE of the following exams:

To have ETS send your TOEFL results to the University of Rochester's Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Program use school code 7267.

Financial Aid

Graduate programs in Arts, Sciences and Engineering offer many types of financial aid. Each academic department reviews applications for grant and scholarship assistance. Amounts are awarded by the specific department and are incorporated into your financial aid package.

PhD Applicants offered admission to the University of Rochester are eligible for a full tuition scholarship. Various stipends are also available to supplement the cost of graduate education.

Master’s Applicants offered admission to the University of Rochester are eligible for tuition scholarships based on academic merit. Many of our Master’s programs may be completed in one year, or can be extended to two years with the addition of internship, co-op or research experiences.

Additional financial aid opportunities can be found here: Graduate Studies Financial Aid

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To ensure that the Office of Admissions has received all of your application materials, visit your Application Status Page.

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