The CSE graduate program is part of the University of Michigan's Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Prospective master's and doctoral students should submit applications through the Rackham Graduate School by following the instructions below.« CSE Graduate Admissions
The application for admission to the doctoral and master's program is completed online through the Rackham Graduate School. The site allows you to save your work and complete the application over time. A UMID number will be issued to you by the Rackham Graduate School via email within 5 business days of completing pages 1-5 and advancing to page 6 of the ApplyWeb application. The online application will be accessible until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the application deadline.
For full admission consideration, supporting materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores) should arrive by the deadline.
Doctoral (PhD) Application Deadline: December 1st
Master's (MS/MSE) Application Deadline: January 15th
Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be updated.
The personal statement has a 500-word limit and is different from your statement of purpose.
Successful applicants typically have GRE scores of at least 70%, 90% quantitative, and 40% analytical writing. International students should have a TOEFL score of at least 100.
International applicants and those who attended or are attending a Non-U.S. Institution
should review Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions for
transcript/academic record requirements by country or region.
If you have community or junior college, non-degree, or study abroad coursework, please indicate this information on page 9 of the application under the "Additional Education Information" section.
Note: Original educational documents will not be returned. All documentation received becomes the property of the Rackham Graduate School and will not be returned.
To verify the receipt of your application and materials, please follow the instructions listed on the Rackham website.
The CSE Graduate Admissions Committee, comprised of faculty, begin making admission offers in January and continue through April. You will be notified by email once a decision has been made. Decisions for admission and financial aid are made separately. If you are awarded departmental financial assistance, you will be notified via email.
Please refer to Rackham's website for information regarding:
Rackham's Minimum Requirements to Apply
Application Fees and Waivers
English Language Proficiency
Checking the Status of Your Application