STPP Graduate Certificate Program Admissions

Any student with a bachelor's degree who has been admitted to one of the University's science (natural and social), engineering, or professional graduate degree programs or who is currently enrolled in one of these graduate programs is eligible to submit an application to the STPP Graduate Certificate Program. Currently enrolled students must be carrying a B average or better and entering students must have had a B average or better in their undergraduate coursework.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their commitment to, and understanding of, STPP as demonstrated by their statement of interest and letters of recommendation. Prime considerations will be given to those students with strong academic records and who have demonstrated an understanding of how STPP coursework might be integrated into their professional pursuits.

The deadlines for applications are October 15 and February 15.

Those who wish to apply to the program will submit the following materials:

  • Completed STPP Application Form
  • Two-page statement that explains how the STPP program will contribute to the student's education and future career
  • Current transcripts (for currently enrolled graduate students) or an undergraduate transcripts (for newly entering students)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be specific to the STPP application)
  • If student is in a Rackham program, he/she must complete the Add a Degree or Certificate Form. Please use program code 01906. (This form needs to be signed by the student's current department chair. One of the STPP Directors will also sign it after the application review process has been completed.)
  • If the student is not currently enrolled in a Rackham program, the student must complete the Rackham application online and pay the application fee. Please choose "Science Technology and Public Policy Certificate" as your program of application. Note that courses taken to complete certificate requirements should be registered for under Rackham (dual-enrollment is allowed).
  • If you unsure if you are enrolled in a Rackham program, please see their program list: Graduate and Professional Degree Programs Not Administered by Rackham.

Application materials should be sent to:

    STPP Admissions Office
    Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
    2245 Weill Hall
    735 South State Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

If you have any questions about the STPP Graduate Certificate Program, including application and completion requirements, please email Student Services.