Admission Requirements

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Minimum Requirements

    All applicants must:

    International applicants must:

    • Take one of these English proficiency tests:

    International applicants are exempt from submitting an official English proficiency score if:

    • The degree was earned from an institution where the language of instruction is exclusively English. This exception does not apply if some classes completed were taught in a language other than English. Verification from the school may be required.
    • The degree was earned from a country where the official language is English (e.g., United States of America, Australia, England).
  • Application Deadlines

    The application deadline is February 1

  • How to Apply

    All Applicants to our MS program use the online application provided by the Rackham Graduate School.

  • Application Fees
    • Fees are waived for U.S. citizens and permanent residents
    • $90 for international applicants

    Rackham will not process an application without the application fee, nor can the College review applications prior to the payment of this fee. Some fee waivers are available from the Rackham Graduate School; for more information visit the Rackham Application Fee and Waiver page.

     

    APPLICATION FEE WAIVER DEADLINES FOR U.S. CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS
    U.S. citizen or permanent resident requests for a fee waiver must be submitted using the Application Fee Waiver Request form, and must be received no later than 5:00 pm EST on Thursday, January 30, 2019.  Application fee waivers are not available for international applicants. Upon approval an email will be sent with additional instructions for entering the waiver into the online application.

    The application fee is due when the application is submitted. The fee is non-refundable and subject to change. If the application fee is paid and an applicant is later approved to receive a fee waiver, the fee will not be refunded.

  • Required Documents

    The following documents are required for application to our MS program and are due, with your online application, by the deadline:

    • One set of official academic transcripts from completed degree(s)
      • Are you attending or have you graduated from a U.S. Institution?
        • All applicants are required to upload a scanned copy, front and back, of their official transcript/academic record issued by the Registrar or Records Office, to ApplyWeb for each Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, or Doctoral degree earned or in progress. The scanned copy of the official transcript is used for initial review by the graduate program faculty.
        • A downloaded transcript from your school portal or system is an unofficial transcript and not acceptable for review.
        • U-M Ann Arbor Applicants (Current or Previous Students): Do not submit your U-M Ann Arbor transcript. Rackham will obtain your U-M Ann Arbor transcript internally. Submit only degree transcripts from other institutions you attended including U-M Dearborn or U-M Flint.
        • Our graduate program admission committee will use the uploaded transcript in the review and decision process.  An official transcript will be required to be sent to Rackham after an offer of admission is made.
    • Are you attending or have you graduated from a Non-U.S. Institution?
      • All applicants are required to upload a scanned copy, front and back, of their official transcript/academic record issued by the Registrar or Records Office, to ApplyWeb for each Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, or Doctoral degree earned or in progress.  If you are attending or have graduated from a Non-U.S. institution, review the Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions for requirements by country.
        • A downloaded transcript from your school portal or system is an unofficial transcript and not acceptable for review.
    • International Applicants are also required to submit an official transcript by mail or as an e-transcript to the Rackham Graduate School by the deadline.  
      • Submit only official transcripts/academic records. These bear the issuing institution’s seal and the official signature of the Registrar or Recorder of Records.
      • For instructions on submitting official transcript to Rackham go to Submitting the Official Transcript/Academic Record to Rackham https://rackham.umich.edu/admissions/applying/transcripts/

     

    • Are you attending or have you graduated from both U.S. and Non-U.S. Institutions?
    • All applicants are required to upload a scanned copy, front and back, of their official transcript/academic record issued by the Registrar or Records Office, to ApplyWeb for each Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, or Doctoral degree earned or in progress.  If you are attending or have graduated from a Non-U.S. institution, review the Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions for requirements by country.
      • A downloaded transcript from your school portal or system is an unofficial transcript and not acceptable for review.
    • International Applicants are also required to submit an official transcript by mail or as an e-transcript to the Rackham Graduate School by the deadline.  
      • Submit only official transcripts/academic records. These bear the issuing institution’s seal and the official signature of the Registrar or Recorder of Records.
      • For instructions on submitting official transcript to Rackham go to Submitting the Official Transcript/Academic Record to Rackham https://rackham.umich.edu/admissions/applying/transcripts/

     

    • These transcripts must be received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution and should be mailed to the Rackham Graduate School.
      • Transcripts should be mailed directly to Rackham at the following address.

    Rackham Graduate School
    Attn: Transcripts/UMID# (if known) or Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
    915 E. Washington Street
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1070

     

    • Academic Statement of Purpose
      • A concise (1-2 pages), well-written statement about your academic and research background, your career goals, and how the MS program will help you meet your career and educational objectives.
    • Personal Statement
      • A concise (500-word limit) essay that describes how your background and life experiences, including cultural, geographical, financial, educational, or other opportunities or challenges, motivated your decision to pursue a MS in our program. Please do not simply restate your Academic Statement of Purpose.
    • Three letters of recommendation
      • These should be written by people capable of evaluating your academic progress and potential for graduate study. Letters must be submitted directly by each recommender.
      • Recommenders should submit their letters using the online application site. This is the preferred method of submission; so please be sure to enter information for each of your recommenders on your application as required.
      • If a recommender is unable to access the site after you have submitted your application, he or she can email the letter directly to the College of Pharmacy.
      • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the letters of recommendation are submitted by the deadline. Late letters may result in a delay in processing your application. Click here for more information on submitting letters.
    • Note: the GRE is not required for the MS program.

    International applicants must also submit:

    • Certificates of degrees with dates awarded
      • For transcript requirements for international applicants, please click here
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores
      • For information about TOEFL and other test scores that the Rackham Graduate School will accept, click here.
        • TOEFL scores are sent electronically from ETS directly to the University of Michigan (institution code: 1839).
        • IELTS, ECPE, and MELAB scores are sent directly from the testing agency to the Rackham Graduate School at the following address:

    Rackham Graduate School
    915 E. Washington St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

    • After admission to the program: The Affidavit of Financial Resources and Immigration Information for International Students, with supporting documentation, is required. This form is necessary, regardless of funding
  • Contact Us

    General questions about applying to College of Pharmacy programs can be submitted by e-mail to mich.pharm.admissions@umich.edu