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Applying to UM-Ann Arbor

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 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 programs website instructions. Review the Programs of Study page for program website and contact information.

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.

Over 8,300 students are enrolled in Rackham degree programs taught and advised by faculty in graduate programs situated within 18 of the 19 schools and colleges across the Ann Arbor campus. Another 7,000 students are enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs administered separately by individual schools and colleges at U-M.

Considering Graduate School

Preparing Your Application

After You Apply


If you have questions or get stuck along the way you can get help while applying.

Program Statistics

To make the activity and culture of graduate programs more visible, we provide basic statistics about the master’s and Ph.D. programs at the university.