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No two students are alike – so their college careers shouldn't be either. That's why, at the University of Rochester, undergraduates choose from more than 65 majors and thousands of courses to build their own path and study what they love. The unique Rochester Curriculum encourages students to select the courses that appeal to them most. International students make up 16 percent of the total undergraduate population at Rochester and come from more than 75 countries around the world. Rochester's combination of academic freedom and unparalleled research experience guarantees a one-of-a-kind education.
The School of Arts and Sciences and the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offer more than 30 graduate programs under the guidance of leading faculty, who nurture academic excellence, advance the professional and personal growth of students, and value diversity and social responsibility. Our world-class programs attract students from around the globe, with over 40 percent of our graduate students coming from outside of the U.S., representing 68 different countries. Our vibrant graduate student communities include students and their families from across the U.S. and around the world. The graduate programs strive to build community beyond the classroom and are committed to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our members.
At the world-renowned Eastman School of Music, students can pursue their Bachelor of Music in Performance, Theory, Composition, Jazz Studies, Jazz Writing, or Music Education. The core curriculum centers on applied lessons, ensemble participation, music theory, music history, keyboard proficiency, and humanities. The school welcomes new students each year from around the globe to join a community of passionate and talented students who possess the self-discipline and intellectual curiosity to succeed in music. International applicants must meet the same requirements and deadlines as all applicants and are considered for admission and merit scholarship on the same basis as U.S. citizens.
An Eastman education combines performance and research to mutually inform and enhance each other, providing effective training for the musical artists, scholars, teachers, and leaders of tomorrow. Graduate programs are available for the Master of Arts, Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, along with other certificate and diploma studies. Students at Eastman also benefit from a culture of diversity, tolerance, and support that permeates the school. The school seeks to create an experience that is musically, socially, and intellectually diverse and to foster a community of musicians of diverse backgrounds and origins.
The Simon Graduate School of Business enjoys a distinguished reputation among top-tier business schools throughout the U.S. and abroad, including MBA and MS programs of study. Additionally, Simon features a highly international student body. In Simon’s vibrant multicultural learning environment, international and domestic students work collaboratively on challenging projects, prepare for case discussions, and perform intensive group work. These experiences serve as outstanding preparation for executives who will soon be leading within a global framework. Each year, the Simon Admissions Office travels internationally to recruit the best and brightest students from around the globe. To do so, we participate in several major business school tours, but also coordinate some independent events for alumni, applicants, and prospective students.
Simon’s PhD in Business Administration attracts a diverse student body from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds. International students from 17 countries represent 69 percent of the program. Admitted students receive generous financial aid and research support, while graduates are highly sought after for academic positions in the U.S. and abroad.
The Executive MBA program at the Simon School offers working executives a curriculum that recognizes the complexity and interdependency of global economies. In 1986, the Simon School also became the first accredited U.S. business school to establish a European Executive MBA program. The Rochester-Bern Executive MBA program in Bern, Switzerland, is offered in collaboration with the Institut für Finanzmanagement at the Universität Bern. Students are taught by Simon School faculty and European scholars, earning a University of Rochester degree and a Swiss EMBA degree. Although most courses are taught in Switzerland, Rochester-Bern Executive MBA students do spend a summer term at the University of Rochester and have the opportunity to network with the Rochester-area EMBA students. A trip to China, as part of an Emerging Markets course, rounds out their international experience.
The Warner School welcomes international students to enroll in both master’s and doctoral programs, which prepare practitioners and researchers in the fields of education and human development. Particular interest is shown in the Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) without New York State certification. This program prepares students to teach English in their home country after graduation and can be completed in less than two years.
Graduate study at the School of Medicine and Dentistry means engaging in research and training that informs and shapes the world around us. The educational experience you share with us provides maximum flexibility, allowing you to pursue intellectual challenges in your specific field as well as other related areas of interest. The nature of modern scientific exploration is interdisciplinary, so you are encouraged to avail yourself of a broad spectrum of course work as well as our significant research opportunities. We offer 11 master’s programs, 13 PhD programs, and an MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program. Our PhD programs provide you with the unique opportunity to actively pursue research in diverse areas encompassing the modern biomedical and health sciences. In fact, much research is driven by the individual projects of our PhD students, many of whom become authors of important publications.
The Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, offers eight postdoctoral clinical programs in areas ranging from general dentistry to orthodontics to oral and maxillofacial surgery. Internationally trained dentists are welcome to apply; education from foreign dental schools will be evaluated by the New York State Education Department, which may require extra courses. Upon program completion, international students may be eligible to apply for licensure to practice dentistry in New York State.
The School of Medicine and Dentistry is committed to increasing the number of physicians with diverse backgrounds and those who demonstrate a vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching. The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED) supports programs to broaden the scope of medical education beyond the classroom to include health, cultural, and educational experiences with the goal of creating cross-culturally competent physicians.
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