Admission to the NAME graduate program is granted to students who have a successful record in achievement in their previous studies and show a strong potential to succeed in studies at the advanced level.
MS/MSE - Master of Science - Program Code 00326
(application deadline January 15)
Applicants for the M.S.E. or M.S. degrees normally hold a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering with an average grade of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. However, the graduate program has been structured so that students with a bachelor's degree in other engineering disciplines that require knowledge of basic mechanics such as mechanical engineering, applied mechanics, aerospace or civil engineering may also start directly on their master's program. Students with a bachelor's degree from another field without knowledge of basic mechanics, and whom only want to pursue a master's degree, will be required to take NA 470 (Foundation of Ship Design) or NA 491 (Marine Engineering Laboratory I) as well as take several undergraduate-level courses, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants to this program should complete the Rackham School of Graduate Studies application.
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Program Code 00324
(application deadline December 15)
Applicants for the Ph.D. degree normally already hold a master's degree with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. Admission procedures are the same as for the Master of Science in engineering degree program. A student becomes a pre-candidate upon admission. No assurance is given that the student may advance to candidate status until evidence is given of superior scholastic ability. Applicants to this program should complete the Rackham School of Graduate Studies application.
SGUS - Program Code: 01556 - Only for current Undergraduate UofM students (deadline Jan.15)
Applicants for the SGUS Program (Sequential Graduate/Undergraduate Study) have to apply for the SGUS in their Senior year. Only Undergraduate students with a 3.2 GPA or higher will be able to enroll in this program. Students earning dual Bachelor's degrees are NOT eligible for the SGUS program.
Basic Requirements for all programs
GRE scores are required for:
- International students
- PhD. students
- Students wishing to be considered for financial aid
Minimum GRE scores required:
- A cumulative minimum score of 1200 on the Verbal and Quantitative scores
- On the Analytical writing segment a 4.0
For the NEW GRE scores the minimum requirement scores are:
- 160 and up for the Verbal GRE scores
- 160 and up for the Quantitative GRE scores
- 4.0 for the Analytical Writing segment
For International students only: International applicants who have not earned a post-secondary degree from an institution at which English is the exclusive language of instruction must indicate English proficiency by a minimum score of:
- 84 on the Internet-Based TOEFL
- 220 on the Computer-Based TOEFL
- 560 on the Paper-Based TOEFL
- 80 for the MELAB test
- 6.5 minimum overall score for the IELTS test
- PhD application deadline is DECEMBER 15.
- M.S / M.S.E / SGUS application deadline is JANUARY 15.
Admission requirements for MS/MSE/PhD/SGUS Online Application Process
- Start by setting up your University of Michigan ID number (recommended) by registering as a future graduate student (see link below).
- Indicating your UM ID number on your application and supporting documents will allow your records to be matched and processed more quickly.
- Online Application - Submit your Rackham Online Application. Click here to start your application process.
- Academic Statement of Purpose. The Academic Statement of Purpose should be a concise, well-written statement about your academic and research background, your career goals, and how the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Graduate Program will help you meet your career and educational objectives.
- Personal Statement of Purpose. How have your background and life experiences, including cultural, geographical, financial, educational and other opportunities or challenges, motivated your decision to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Michigan?
- Recommendation Letters - Submit 3 recommendation letters. Register your 3 recommenders on the online application; they will then receive an email from Rackham asking them to electronically submit their letter of recommendation.
- Transcript - Upload unofficial copies of your transcript while completing the online application. Also, send a copy of all Official Transcripts to the Rackham Graduate School.
Rackham Graduate School
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
- GRE official general test scores - Request ETS to send your official scores directly to the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.
ETS School codes for GRE scores:
- Rackham Graduate School ETS code is 1839
- NA&ME Department ETS code is 1608 (GRE)
- TOEFLE scores - For International applicants only. International students who have not earned a post-secondary degree from an institution at which English is the exclusive language of instruction must also submit TOEFLE scores. Request ETS to send your official scores directly to the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.
ETS School codes for TOEFLE scores:
- Rackham Graduate School ETS code is 1839
- NA&ME Department ETS code is 69 (TOEFLE)
Admissions - Helpful Forms, Websites and FAQ
- Dual Degree Form - http://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/admissions/DualDegreeProgram.pdf
- Change of Program Form - http://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/admissions/ChangeofProgram.pdf
- SGUS Form - http://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/admissions/SGUS_Election_Form.pdf
- Application for Resident Classification Form - http://ro.umich.edu/residency-application.pdf
- Tuition & Fees Information Website - http://ro.umich.edu/tuition
- Resident Classification Website- http://ro.umich.edu/resreg.php
- International Center Website - http://internationalcenter.umich.edu
- Rackham Website - http://www.rackham.umich.edu
- College of Engineering Website - http://www.engin.umich.edu
- Registrar's Office Website- http://ro.umich.edu
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
- GRE Questions (.docx file)
- TOEFLE Questions (.docx file)
- Online Application Questions (.docx file)
- International Applicant Questions (.docx file)
- Check-list for Online Application process (.docx file)