University of Rochester

Introduction

The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 10,500 students—approximately half of whom are women.


Learning at the University of Rochester is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.



The Rochester Curriculum


People do their best when doing what they love. At Rochester, you build your own curriculum with your own unique strengths and interests.


There are no required subjects.


You study only what you're passionate about, choosing a major in one of the three divisions of learning and taking thematic three-course clusters in the other two areas. Without the need to take what other schools sometimes call "general education requirements," most Rochester students find they have room to double and even triple-major.


How does it work?


All students must complete:


• one primary writing requirement;

• the requirements for their major, which falls in one of the three great areas of learning:

• humanities

• social sciences

• natural sciences and engineering

• one cluster in each of the remaining two areas.



What's a cluster?


A cluster is a set of related courses that fall within one of the three academic divisions. Each cluster contains a minimum of 12 credits of coursework. Many clusters were created by students. They're just one more way you can customize your college education.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

M.S. Alternative Energy

Campus September 2017 USA New York

The development of sustainable energy using solar cells, fuel cells, biofuels,and nuclear fusion has attracted tremendous attention worldwide. The Chemical Engineering faculty has established [+]

M.S. Alternative Energy

 

The development of sustainable energy using solar cells, fuel cells, biofuels,and nuclear fusion has attracted tremendous attention worldwide.  The Chemical Engineering faculty has established exceptionally strong research programs in advanced materials, biotechnology, and nanotechnology as the intellectual foundation for the pursuit of alternative energy resources to supplement, and ultimately to supplant, fossil fuels.  It is timely to have a New York State approved M.S. Alternative Energy degree program in place to educate and train workforce for an emerging job market into the future.  This post-graduate program is designed for students entering with a B.S. degree in engineering or science.... [-]


M.S. Chemical Engineering

Campus September 2017 USA New York

Students interested in full-time study for the Master's in Chemical Engineering have the option to obtain an MS degree from coursework only, or an MS degree from a combination of coursework and the successful defense of a thesis based on [+]

M.S. Chemical Engineering

 

Students interested in full-time study for the Master's in Chemical Engineering have the option to obtain an MS degree from coursework only, or an MS degree from a combination of coursework and the successful defense of a thesis based on independent research. To foster partnerships with local industry (e.g. , Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, etc.), the Department offers most of its graduate courses in the late afternoon or evening to allow engineers and scientists employed full time to pursue the M.S. degree on a part-time basis. An appealing option for Chemical Engineering undergraduates at Rochester is the Department's 3/2-BS/MS program. The 3/2 program leads to both the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering in five years. The typical time required to complete an M.S. degree is two years for a full time student.... [-]


M.S. Computer Science

Campus September 2017 USA New York

The Masters in Computer Science program offers students a high level of choice in their course of study. Students may focus on one area of computer science, or take courses across the breadth of the [+]

M.S. Computer Science

 

The Masters in Computer Science program offers students a high level of choice in their course of study.  Students may focus on one area of computer science, or take courses across the breadth of the field.

The degree may be completed full-time or part-time.  We offer a half-time program of study specifically designed for scientists or engineers who seek an MS degree with a focus on data analytics.  (Full-time students are also welcome to follow the analytics concentration over a shorter period of time.)

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits.  This must include at least five regular 400-level courses, which are 4 credits each. The remaining credits can come from courses at the 200 level or higher.  A student may discover he or she needs to take one or more elementary 100-level courses in order to be prepared to take the 200 or higher level courses.  In such cases, the 100-level courses do not count toward the 30 credit requirement.  Such 100-level courses are referred to as "bridging courses", and may be appropriate when a student has an undergraduate degree in a subject distant from computer science.  Tuition must be paid for necessary bridging courses as well as the courses that count toward the MS degree.  The 30 hours of courses may include up to 6 hours of research credit supervised by a faculty member, subject to approval by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.  MS students must pass a comprehensive examination (or essay), typically in the last semester before graduation.... [-]


M.S. Electrical Engineering

Campus September 2017 USA New York

The MS degree requires at least 30 credit hours of graduate courses. In addition, each MS candidate must: (a) write a master's thesis and include from 6 to 12 credit hours of research in the [+]

M.S. Electrical Engineering

 

The MS degree requires at least 30 credit hours of graduate courses. In addition, each MS candidate must: (a) write a master's thesis and include from 6 to 12 credit hours of research in the 30-hour program or (b) take an MS exam.

At least 24 credit hours of the overall 30 must be at the 400 level or higher; and at least 12 of these credit hours must be in Electrical and Computer Engineering, exclusive of research or reading courses.

At least 18 credit hours must be earned in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 200 level or higher.

To be successful in the graduate program, the student must have a strong background in mathematics. If you think that you need more mathematics work, please consult with an ECE faculty member before proceeding with the formal program of study.... [-]


M.S. Materials Science

Campus September 2017 USA New York

The M.S. degree in materials science requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate courses. There are two paths to obtaining an M.S.: Plan A, with thesis, and Plan B, without thesis. Plan B is the normal [+]

M.S. Materials Science

 

The M.S. degree in materials science requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate courses. There are two paths to obtaining an M.S.: Plan A, with thesis, and Plan B, without thesis.   Plan B is the normal, default, option for entering students.  If a student wishes to pursue a Plan A path instead, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with a faculty thesis advisor to supervise his/her work and to inform the MSC program office of this.

 

M.S. degree with thesis (Plan A):

For students electing to obtain the M.S. degree with thesis (Plan A), the following requirements apply: The 30 credit hours must include a minimum of 20 credit hours of MSC graduate courses plus 10 credit hours for research, and the student must successfully complete an oral defense of his/her thesis, after all other degree requirements have been completed.... [-]


M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Campus September 2017 USA New York

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate work leading to both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science. Applicants for admission typically have a general background in one of the following areas, depending on [+]

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate work leading to both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science. Applicants for admission typically have a general background in one of the following areas, depending on degree program and interest: engineering, physics, applied physics, applied mathematics, materials science, mechanics, metallurgy, or chemistry.

Faculty research in the department falls into two broad categories: solid mechanics-materials science, and fluid mechanics-plasma physics. Much of this work is interdisciplinary and takes advantage of links between the Department and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU) and the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD), as well as the Departments of Physics and Astronomy (DPA) and Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the College.... [-]


M.S. Optics

Campus September 2017 USA New York

The Master of Science degree program in optics is designed to provide students who have a strong undergraduate preparation in physics or engineering with the knowledge and skills to contribute [+]

M.S. Optics

 

The Master of Science degree program in optics is designed to provide students who have a strong undergraduate preparation in physics or engineering with the knowledge and skills to contribute to state-of-the-art optics research and development. A number of options are available within the general degree requirements to satisfy the needs of students with a variety of goals in mind:

Coursework M.S. (2 semesters)
 - Standard option


 

Students wishing to get a basic training in optics to enter an industrial or governmental laboratory can obtain that training in as little as nine months (two semesters) by taking 30 hours of coursework and writing a Final Essay (15 pages).  These courses provide the student with broad knowledge of the field of optics and its applications.... [-]


M.S. Technical Entrepreneurship & Management

Campus September 2017 USA New York

TEAM is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or mathematics, who wish to pursue a master’s level technical education in combination with business [+]

M.S. Technical Entrepreneurship & Management

TEAM is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, or mathematics, who wish to pursue a master’s level technical education in combination with business, entrepreneurial management, and leadership courses.Degree requirements include:

    •    Three core entrepreneurship management courses

    •    Three technical elective courses

    •    One additional technical or entrepreneurship management elective

    •    One semester long practicum... [-]


MA

MA Literary Translation

Campus September 2017 USA New York

Distinguished literary translators must be lifelong students of literature and they must have superior writing skills in English. They must also understand the business of translation. The Master’s [+]

MA Literary Translation

 

Distinguished literary translators must be lifelong students of literature and they must have superior writing skills in English.

 

They must also understand the business of translation. The Master’s degree in Literary Translation Studies (MALTS) combines academic rigor, strong practical training, and intensive professional development through internships with the Open Letter press and other literary presses.

The minimum degree requirement for admission to the program is a bachelor’s degree, and it is expected that applicants will have significant preparation in one or more literary traditions.

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