The hallmark of a University of Rochester education is the freedom to design a four-year undergraduate curriculum that caters to your interests and career path. But what if your desired career path extends beyond your bachelor’s degree and requires graduate or professional education? Or, what if your undergraduate interests involve pursuing two entirely different degrees at two different colleges within the University of Rochester? Through each Professional Degree Program, successful candidates are granted a two-for-one deal: two simultaneous offers of admission from one application.*

The selection process for each program is competitive and unique to their own applicant pool. As a Professional Degree Programs applicant, there is a thorough pre-screening review process. Students who are not selected as finalists have the option of having their application considered for general admission to the College. Students who matriculate in any undergraduate degree at Rochester will have additional opportunities to apply for admission to the graduate or professional school that interests them in their senior year.

Freshman Deadline: December 1
Transfer Deadline (GEAR or GRADE only): March 15

Please note:
There is no separate application supplement for any of the Professional Degree Programs.
In order to be considered for one of these programs, indicate the program you’re applying for in the Common Application or Universal College Application. Counselors will consider your entire Rochester application along with any additional supporting materials (transcripts, recommendations, etc.).

*Dual Degree Eastman applicants need to complete separate applications for the Eastman School of Music and the College of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering. If admitted as a Dual Degree student, students can pursue degrees at both schools simultaneously.

Combined Admission Programs

Combined-Admission Programs (CAPs) combine a bachelor’s degree with a graduate/professional degree in education, engineering, or medicine. Careers in education, engineering, and medicine are in high demand and can be vastly rewarding fields, but the path required to get there is often long and difficult. The University of Rochester’s CAPs—among just a few such programs in the country—can help you get there faster and achieve success along the way. These programs:

  • Eliminate the graduate/professional school entrance exam requirement.
  • Grant simultaneous admission to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
  • Give you a foot in the door through early involvement and access to exclusive events, mentoring, networking, and other outstanding opportunities.

Learn about Rochester’s CAPs:

Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR)

Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree in Education (GRADE)

Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS)

Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs combine a bachelor’s degree with a second bachelor’s degree in music or nursing. While attending the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, students pursue a bachelor’s degree of their choice while also pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music or at the School of Nursing.

The fact that Eastman is a school within the University of Rochester makes the Dual Degree at Eastman program an exceptional opportunity. Additionally, the partnership between the College and the School of Nursing makes the Dual Degree in Nursing a unique undergraduate experience and exceptional career preparation.

Learn about Rochester’s Dual Degree Programs:

Dual Degree at Eastman (DDE)

Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN)