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Graduate Education

Welcome from the Graduate Dean

Melissa Sturge-Apple

Melissa Sturge-Apple
Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education

Graduate Education at the University of Rochester allows students to create an educational experience harnessing Rochester’s unique facilities, nationally ranked faculty, and superb research infrastructure. In all aspects of campus life, Rochester strives to nurture educational excellence as well as advance the professional and personal growth of our graduate students. As a community, the University of Rochester is defined by a deep commitment to our motto Meliora—ever better. Steeped in the city of Rochester’s rich history of social justice and entrepreneurial spirit, we strive to be an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and responsive organization at every level.

Over 4,500 graduate students across many different degree programs call The University of Rochester, home. Our graduate students are an important part of the fabric of campus life here at Rochester through their research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring, social networks, and community engagement. Our graduate student alumni continue to make an indelible mark upon the world in which we live across many domains including health care, education, music, scientific discovery, and humanistic scholarship.

As Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Education, I welcome you and encourage you to look through the pages of our programs, our faculty and students, and our resources - and discover the amazing opportunities for graduate education that exist at the University of Rochester.

Meliora.