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Prospective Students

As the heart of the graduate-student experience at Michigan, Rackham Graduate School is a place like no other for helping you create knowledge that will move your field forward as you pursue your goal of a graduate degree. More than 8,500 Rackham students can be found doing work in every school and college on campus, in more than 100 different degree programs. Graduate study at the University of Michigan means engaging with a vibrant and diverse community of faculty and students eager to conduct research that informs and shapes the world around us. We invite you to explore our graduate degree programs, our resources, and our community.

Outstanding undergraduate students who are underrepresented in their field of study and who are interested in pursuing graduate study at U-M should also explore these summer programs: the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) and the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS).

Express Your Interest

We invite you to explore our Programs of Study for details and statistics on each degree program, who to contact for more information, and application deadlines; and find out about costs of attendance and funding resources.

Programs of Study

Browse a listing of every degree program, including interdisciplinary opportunities, dual-degree programs, non-Rackham programs of study, and programs at the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint campuses.

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Rackham Graduate School and individual graduate programs work as a team to manage the application review process. Learn more about the process and admissions requirements, along with information on preparing your application.

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The University of Michigan provides numerous sources of financial assistance to help students meet educational and living expenses, including fellowships, grants, scholarships, and emergency funding administered through Rackham. Explore funding opportunities available through the graduate school, across campus, and beyond.

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Program Statistics

In order to make the activity and culture of graduate programs more visible, we provide statistics about our master’s and Ph.D. programs. Find data on admissions, enrollment, completion, placement, and more.

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Rackham Graduate School values the diversity of our students as an essential dimension of excellence in graduate education. Learn more about how we provide funding and sponsor activities aimed at recruiting an outstanding and inclusive student body, and at providing intellectual, social, emotional, and financial support to all our students.

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Professional Development

Rackham offers a variety of resources, programming, and funding to contribute to your professional and academic development. Discover how we help you to identify and expand your transferrable skills, discover the many career options available to graduate students, and develop effective job-search strategies.

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International Students

We welcome all international students to our Michigan community and provide extensive resources to help you make the most of your graduate experience. Begin by familiarizing yourself with documents necessary for application and admission, and browse the U-M International Center’s website to learn more about services and programs.

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