See Course Approval Form: Graduate Courses in Non-Rackham Programs
It is possible for Rackham students, with the approval of their departments, to apply non-Rackham course credits toward Rackham degree requirements. They may do so by completing courses offered by non-Rackham graduate or professional programs. Such courses are usually intended to serve as cognates. For a list of applicable non-Rackham courses see, “Graduate Courses in Non-Rackham Programs.” For courses to be included on that list, they must meet the academic standards outlined in these guidelines and be taught by either a regular member of the faculty or an instructor whose credentials qualify them to teach at the graduate level.
Some of the courses on the list are offered by Rackham programs but cannot be applied toward their own graduate degree requirements. These courses are considered by the Rackham home department to be graduate level work only for students in other departments – because they expect their own students to have mastered the course material previously (e.g., as undergraduates). Please note that graduate credit will not be granted simply on the argument that some graduate students wish or need to know the material.
Inclusion on the list of non-Rackham courses in the Bulletin does not guarantee that the student’s department will count the credits toward the student’s degree requirements. Therefore, students intending to apply a non-Rackham course must always check with an advisor and the department before enrolling.