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Graduate Program

Applying to Rochester

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Thank you for your interest in applying to our graduate program. The online application must be submitted by January 15, and all materials must be submitted no later than February 1 to be considered for fall admission.

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Application Materials

Application consists of the following parts:

  • A full online application
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts from each university that you have attended - uploaded to the online application (copies are acceptable for application review)
  • Copies of GRE scores – uploaded to the online application
    • GRE University code: 2928
    • GRE department code: 1502
  • Copies of TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose native language is not English
    • TOEFL University code: 7267
    • TOEFL department code:68
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically

*Documents that are uploaded to the application database do NOT need to be mailed to the department.


Applicants who are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents

Any documents or letters submitted in support of your application should be in English or should be accompanied by an English translation. Please do not send secondary school records.

The University requires applicants whose native language is not English to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official copies of the TOEFL score will be sent directly to us if you specify the University code is 7267 and the department code is 68.

To obtain a visa for study in the United States, international students must present the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or IAP-66) at a US consulate or embassy and demonstrate full proof of ability to pay all tuition and living expenses for the first year of study.

Note: University fellowships may not cover all of these expenses; students will ordinarily need some additional funds. The International Student Office will issue the I-20 or IAP-66 after a student has been admitted and demonstrated proof of his/her ability to pay all expenses for at least the first year of study.

For detailed information about visas please refer to the International Services Office.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Rochester provides equal opportunity in admissions and student aid regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. Furthermore, the University complies with all applicable nondiscrimination laws.