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What Advice Would You Give Your First-Year Self?

We asked graduating students to share what they wish they would have known when they started graduate study.

Rackham Graduate Exercises

Earning a graduate degree is a major achievement—one of life’s landmark occasions, a time when graduates, family members, and friends gather to celebrate past and future.

Creating Community

Students of Color of Rackham President Sydney Carr discusses the important role the organization plays on campus and how it supports graduate students.

What We Leave Behind

Rackham and art history alumnus John Hunter has pursued art around the world. Now, he’s making sure future generations have the resources they need to chase their own goals through higher education.

Rackham to Discontinue Use of GRE in Its Ph.D. Admissions

Motivated by Rackham’s ongoing commitment to holistic admissions practices, the graduate school has announced that it will discontinue the use of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test in its Ph.D. admissions, beginning with the 2022–2023 admissions cycle.

Cultivating a New Approach to Climate Science

A class involving rain gardens and collaboration with local government represents a new way to train students for societally engaged work.

Rackham’s Strategic Vision for Graduate Education

Rackham is leading a charge to reenvision graduate education at U-M in a way that is student centered and faculty led, and that emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training.

Applications for Admission

Tue 24

The Role of Social Power in Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, May 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Thu 26

Leading with Emotional Effectiveness

Thursday, May 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Fri 27

Restorative Circle on Anti-Black, White Supremacist Violence

Friday, May 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Jun 02

Mentoring Across Differences

Thursday, June 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

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Tue 24

The Role of Social Power in Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, May 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Thu 26

Leading with Emotional Effectiveness

Thursday, May 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Fri 27

Restorative Circle on Anti-Black, White Supremacist Violence

Friday, May 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Jun 02

Mentoring Across Differences

Thursday, June 2, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Fri 27

Restorative Circle on Anti-Black, White Supremacist Violence

Friday, May 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Discover Rackham

Stories, blog posts, and more illuminating the experiences of graduate life and highlighting the impact of our students’ critical research.

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Announcing the 2022-2023 Barbour Scholars

Established more than a century ago by Regent Levi Barbour, the prestigious Barbour Scholarship funds exceptional women from Asia and the Middle East as they pursue their graduate education at the University of Michigan.

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Introducing the 2022 Bouchet Society Inductees

Named for the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.

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Announcing the 2022-2023 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Awards

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral candidates working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2022 Faculty Mentoring Awards

The Faculty Mentoring Awards recognize faculty with records of excellence in mentoring master’s and doctoral students across the University of Michigan.

Rackham by the Numbers

Browse statistics and interactive visualizations of the activity and culture of our graduate programs, including data on enrollment, funding, completion rates, and placement.

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Master's Students

Postdoctoral Fellows