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All application materials may be submitted electronically through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Admission is granted for the fall semester only.
Detailed information about necessary application materials can be found on our application checklist page. Also, applicants who have participated in any of our partnership programs can find information on how to apply for a waiver of your application fee.
Key dates are as follows:
- mid-September: Application opens.
- January 15th: Application deadline.
- January 16th-mid-March: The admissions committees review applications and determine admission status.
- mid-March: Applicants are notified of the admissions decision.
Please note that we need to receive all materials by the January 15th deadline to ensure a timely review of your application.
Puerto Rico applicants: We have extended the deadline to Puerto Rico applicants affected by Hurricane Maria. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more time to meet our MPP/MPA application deadline. Applicants interested in Rackham need-based fee waivers should contact Rackham Admissions directly by emailing email@example.com.
If you have questions or encounter difficulty with the application process, please contact the Student and Academic Services Office by calling 734-764-0453 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.