Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be an accomplished photographer to enter the program?

No. Students should have a demonstrated knowledge of photography, museum practice, and/or visual culture. 

When is the deadline for admission?

Students applying for fall 2015 admission must complete their applications by February 15, 2015.

How long does the program last?

Most students can complete the program in three semesters. However, those who require an additional semester to complete their master’s essay can do so at no extra tuition charge.

Are George Eastman House and the University of Rochester part of the same institution?

George Eastman House and the University of Rochester are separate, not-for-profit institutions about two and a half miles apart in Rochester, New York. Longstanding collaborations between the two institutions exist.

Are PPCM students enrolled at the University of Rochester or at George Eastman House?

While students will take courses on both campuses and be taught by personnel from both institutions, the PPCM master’s degree is a University of Rochester degree.

How much is tuition?

The PPCM master's degree is 36 credit hours. View a complete schedule of 2014-2015 fees here. Students admitted to the PPCM program are eligible for up to a 50% tuition award.