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Admissions Questions

Questions about admission to graduate degree programs in Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) at the University of Rochester should be addressed to the individual department graduate coordinator or to the director of graduate studies, Gretchen Briscoe, at (585) 275-2059.

Administrative Questions

The AS&E Graduate Studies Office is responsible for managing central administrative services for graduate programs, and for interpreting University rules, regulations, and policies as these apply to graduate programs.

These activities are carried out in close cooperation with individual departments and programs offering graduate degrees and with the Office of the University Dean of Graduate Studies.

Contact individual departments for information regarding specific programs.

Contact Grad Studies

Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Studies Office
University of Rochester
P.O. Box 270401
Rochester, NY 14627

Phone: (585) 275-4153
Fax: (585) 273-2943

Office Location/Hours

207–209A Lattimore Hall
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–noon and 12:30–4:30 p.m.


Dean of Graduate Studies, Melissa Sturge-Apple
Director of Graduate Studies, Gretchen T. Briscoe
Graduate Registrar, Donna Derks
Assistant Director of Academic Operations, Cheryl Ernst-Maynard
Graduate Financial Accounting Specialist, Quratulain A. Majoka
Assistant Director of Student Support Services, Katie Mott