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Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development University of Rochester

  • Rochester, NY
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 75%25%
    student ratio
  • 344
    total students
  • $44,580 | $44,580
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


High Rankings for the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester has received a wide array of awards and accolades. "Kiplinger's" ranked the university 36th among the Best Values in Private Colleges. "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Rochester 32nd among national universities and 28th on its list of Best Value Schools.

The city of Rochester has been named 6th among the Top 10 College Towns for mid-sized metropolitan areas and among the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in America.

The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester is a professional school within a premier research university. Graduate programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees are designed to prepare students to be leaders in education and human development and initiate reform within their fields. Courses are uniquely designed for both researchers and practitioners. Small class sizes ensure individual attention and evening courses allow current professionals to pursue part-time study.

20 Doctoral and Master's Degree Programs

The Warner School offers 20 graduate programs leading to doctoral and master's degrees. Programs address the relationship between learning and contexts and the need for multidisciplinary approaches to solve complex problems, ensuring that graduates are educators prepared for lifetime of growth and success in their fields.

Doctoral degrees are offered in the following 7 areas: counseling and counselor education, mental health counseling, educational policy, higher education, human development, K-12 school leadership, and teaching and curriculum.

Master's degrees are offered in the following 19 areas: mental health counseling, school counseling, educational policy, health professions education, higher education, human development, human behavior and applied behavior analysis (ProABA), K-12 school leadership, teaching and curriculum, early childhood (birth-2), elementary/childhood (1-6), English, foreign language (French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese), Latin, inclusion/disabilities, reading/literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and TESOL.

15 Certificate and Advanced Study Programs

The Warner School offers 15 non-degree programs for certification or advanced study. Non-degree programs offered include: school counseling, human behavior and applied behavior analysis (ProABA), applied behavior analysis (ProABA), urban teaching and leadership, Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities, Program Evaluation, K-12 school leadership, early childhood (birth-2), elementary/childhood (1-6), English, foreign language, Latin, inclusion/disabilities, reading/literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and TESOL.

Committed to Research in Education

As part of the research-centered University of Rochester, the Warner School is committed to research that improves practice and knowledge while addressing the evolving needs of the educating professions. Students and faculty members work together as agents of change at a number of programs, centers, and projects including the Horizons Program, Project CELLS, Genesee Valley Writing Project, and Get Real Science. The Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform uses research and professional development opportunities to initiate new practices, understandings, and work in educational institutions around the area.

Warner School's Faculty Members Active in Teaching, Practice, and Research

The Warner School's faculty members are a diverse group of experts involved in a combination of teaching, practice, and research with the ultimate goal of improving education. Many faculty members also serve as advisers, supervise independent studies, or sponsor and serve on Ed.D. or Ph.D. dissertation committees. For example, Dean Raffaella Borasi works with both elementary and secondary mathematics teachers, as well as doctoral students specializing in mathematics education, in her efforts toward school mathematics reform, teacher education, and professional development.

Professor Edward Brockenbrough directs the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, an initiative that prepares urban teachers with a commitment to social justice. In addition to his teaching commitments, Brockenbrough also serves as the president of the board of directors of the MOCHA Center, a nonprofit agency that addresses the health disparities surrounding minority communities, with an emphasis on LGBT programming.

Financial Aid Opportunities at the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester financial aid office offers assistance to graduate students interested in obtaining financial aid through grants, loans, tuition waivers, assistantships, scholarships, or fellowships. The Warner School awards over $3 million in annual scholarships and assistantships in recognition of students' academic excellences, leadership in their fields, and professional accomplishment. Scholarships available include Dean's Scholarships, Research and Teaching Assistantships, the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Math and Science Teachers, Designated Leader Scholarship for Building and District Leaders, Project CELLS (TESOL), Project PRESS for Inclusive and Special Education Teachers, and the Greater Rochester Area Educators Scholarship and Grant Program.

The University of Rochester -- A Top-Tier Research University

The University of Rochester is a top-tier private research university offering more than 200 academic majors. The institution was founded as "an institution of the highest order" and remains one of the smallest and most collegiate of the nation's top research universities, with a student-to-faculty member ratio of 10:1. Programs are designed to empower students and create innovative connections among education, engineering, health science, humanities, music, science, and the social sciences.

University alumni include 8 Nobel Prize winners, 12 Pulitzer Prize winners, 20 Guggenheim Fellows, and a MacArther Fellow. Notable alumni include Academy Award-winning visual effects artist Michael Kanfer, NASA astronaut James Pawelczyk, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, and Francis Bellamy, who wrote the original Pledge of Allegiance.

The main campus of the university, also called the River Campus, is located on 154 acres in a bend of the Genesee River about 2 miles south of downtown Rochester, New York. An additional 4 locations are found around Rochester, including the Eastman School of Music, Medical Center, Memorial Art Gallery, and South Campus. Rochester is the 3rd largest urban area in the state offering many cultural and outdoors opportunities.

Location & Contact

Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

University of Rochester

Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627
United States

Raffaella Borasi


Phone: 585-275-0880

Pam Black-Colton

Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment

Phone: 585-275-6338

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Education Doctor of Education (Ed D)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 64
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


78% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 286
    • Accepted 225
    • Acceptance Rate 78
    • Enrolled 139
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $25
    • Application Fee - International $25
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$44,580
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,580
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$492.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students344
    • Female Percentage75%
    • Male Percentage25%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students344
    • Part-time Percentage71%
    • Full-time Percentage29%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian82%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown5%



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