Dual Degree Applicants
Dual degree applicants must be sure to apply and meet the requirements for both departments. The process differs depending on whether you are an new applicant to the University of Michigan or if you are currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Michigan.
All applicants who are not currently enrolled at the University of Michigan must complete separate applications for each department or school. Applications will be evaluated separately by each program, and if admitted to both you will then become a dual student. Please review the requirements on our Checklist for All Applicants as well as the requirements on the other department's websites. Also, please indicate on your Ford School application the other departments to which you are applying.
Current University of Michigan Students
Currently enrolled graduate students at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply for a dual degree at the Ford School. Our 14 dual degree programs are listed on our dual degree page. Please review Rackham’s website to determine whether you are enrolled in a non-Rackham program.
Students who are not enrolled in a Rackham administered program (i.e. Law, Business, Medical School, etc.) must complete the full Rackham application. Please view our Checklist For All Applicants for instructions.
Students who are enrolled in a Rackham administered program (i.e. Natural Resources, Information, Urban Planning, etc.) must complete the Add a Degree or Certificate Form (Adobe PDF) in place of the full Rackham online application as follows:
Print and complete the Add a Degree or Certificate Form (Adobe PDF)
Submit the completed application to your current graduate program.
Once the application is signed, please have it delivered to the Ford School Student Services office.
Additionally, the following supporting documents are required by the proposed graduate program for the application:
- Essays (Academic Statement & Personal Statement (500 words each))
- (Test scores, transcripts, and applicable letters of recommendation may be requested to be submitted to the proposed program from your current program)
- Test Scores
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
International students must also submit a new Affidavit of Financial Support to Rackham Graduate School.