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Graduate Program

Apply to Rochester

All parts of the application listed below must be submitted online. No hard copies should be sent to the department. 

PhD Program

Applications to the PhD program consist of the following parts:

  • Online application
  • Application fee: $60
  • Transcripts (please scan transcripts to the online application; original transcript will be required upon admission)
  • GRE general test (school code 2928 and department code 1801)
  • TOEFL - if applicable (school code 7267 and department code 84)
    • TOEFL can be waived if you have completed a bachelor's degree from an English-speaking school located in one of the countries listed below:
      • Australia
      • Canada
      • Ireland
      • New Zealand
      • United Kingdom
      • United States
    • TOEFL must be up to date and no older than two years
    • IELTS are accepted
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement

Deadline

Allapplication materials are due December 13, 2019 for fall 2020 admission.

MA Program

Applications to the MA program consist of the following parts:

  • Online application
  • Application fee: waived
  • Transcripts (please scan transcripts to the online application; original transcripts will be required upon admission)
  • Two names of references from UR faculty, if applicant is an UR senior/graduate
  • Two recommendation letters, if applicant is not UR senior/graduate
  • Personal statement

Deadline

All MA application materials are due June 15, 2020 for fall 2020 admission. We will start considering applications and offering admission as of May 1. We hope to have an incoming class of no more than 10 students.

PhD and MA Applicants                

Visa Requirements

Applicants who are neither citizens nor permanent residents of the US should read the visa requirements page for additional information.

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.