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

    Coming soon

  • Application Fees

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  • 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)
      • Applicants who attended or are attending a U.S. Institution:
        • Upload an electronic version of your official transcript(s) for each Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, or Doctoral degree earned or in progress through your online application account. ​​​​​​​​​​
        • If you are recommended for admission, the Rackham Graduate School will require paper copies of the official transcript(s). Recommended applicants will receive an email notification when the official transcript(s) are required for submission.
      • Applicants who attended or are attending a Non-U.S. Institution: Review Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions for transcript/academic record requirements by country or region. Submitting transcript/academic records is a two-step process.
        • ​​​​​Upload an electronic version of your official transcript/academic record for each institution attended through your online application account.
        • At the time of application, you must also submit an official transcript/academic record for each institution attended. See Rackham’s detailed instructions on how to submit transcripts/academic records to the Rackham Graduate School.
    • 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
  • E-Mail Contacts, Mailing Addresses, and Departmental Links

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