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The Rackham Graduate School and the graduate program work as a team to manage the application review process. As an applicant, you will be interacting with both offices.

Applicants must first consult the program website for degree options and specific requirements for admission. The program website is the official source of information for application requirements. Programs establish their own requirements and timeline for the application review. If the graduate program website is different from Rackham’s website, follow the graduate program’s website instructions. Review the Programs of Study page for program website and contact information, including dual degree and certificate options.

The graduate program will make a decision on your application and notify both you and Rackham. If you are recommended for admission, Rackham will confirm that you meet the minimum admission requirements and finalize the offer. Review the Admission and Matriculation Policy for eligibility. Applicants are not admitted until they receive an email from Rackham with the offer of admission.

Campus Applications

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Our Dearborn campus has its own application process. Please visit the UM-Dearborn page for more.

University of Michigan-Flint

Our Flint campus has its own application process. Please visit the UM-Flint page for more.

Other Applications and Forms

Contact Admissions

0120 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: 734.764.8129
Fax: 734.936.3335


Admissions is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.