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Minimum Requirements for Admission

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

Rackham Graduate School’s Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association; or Completion of an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree is earned. (see Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions)
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Applicants are required to provide an official score report. Photocopies and/or faxes of English proficiency scores will not be accepted.
  • Persons holding master’s or doctoral degrees are usually not eligible to apply for study in the field of specialization and level for which they already have a degree. Please view the Admission and Matriculation Policy for eligibility.

Graduate Program Requirements

Requirements vary by program. Please visit the graduate program's website or contact the program to determine its minimum requirements. For links to program websites and program contact information visit our Programs of Study section.