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Application Update

The 2016 application will be available September 15.

Preparing to Apply

Before starting your application please review the available programs, gather your required documents, and...

Select a Degree Program

The Rackham Graduate School currently has more than 60 programs offering approximately 108 Ph.D., 100 masters, and 38 certificate degrees. Applicants should carefully review the available programs and choose the program that is most appropriate for their academic goals.

Minimum Requirements to Apply

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum requirements for admission: those of Rackham Graduate School and of the graduate program.


Most graduate programs require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A few graduate programs require the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Score minimums are established by each graduate program.

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate adequate English proficiency and are required to provide one of the official score reports from TOEFL, ECPE, IELTS and/or MELAB meeting the minimum requirement for admission.

Required Documents

You need to submit five types of documents with your application in order to be considered for admission: academic statement of purpose, personal statement, letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae or resume, and official transcripts.

Application Fee and Payment

United States citizens and those with permanent resident visa status, $75; Non-U.S. citizens, $90; Current Rackham students, regardless of citizenship, $10. This fee is non-refundable and subject to change.