Before you can submit an application for the first time, you’ll need to sign up for an account with CollegeNET, the application hosting service affiliated with Rackham Graduate School. Once you have a CollegeNET account, you’ll be able to log in any time and see your Activity Log, a personalized status page showing any applications you’ve started (so that you can continue your work on an in-progress application), as well as showing those applications you’ve already submitted.
The Academic Statement of Purpose should be about your academic and research background, as well as your career goals.
The Personal Statement should indicate how your background and life experiences, including cultural, geographical, financial, educational, and other opportunities or challenges, have motivated your decision to pursue a NAME graduate degree at the University of Michigan.
For the online application, you can upload a copy of your official or unofficial transcript for a preliminary review by the NAME Admissions committee but make sure to mail the Official Transcript to the Rackham Graduate School.
All prospective students are required to submit an Official Transcript to the Rackham Graduate School.
Mail your Official Transcripts to:
Rackham Graduate School
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Note: Please do not mail any official transcripts to the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department.
NOTE: The GRE requirement will be waived for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for:
There is no minimum GRE requirement for admissions but we prefer applicants to have a minimum combined GRE Quantitative and Verbal score of at least 300, and a minimum of 3.5 GRE Analytical Writing score.
GRE tests scores are valid for 5 years. We look at the applicant’s highest GRE score, not the most recent.
Have ETS send your GRE scores to:
Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency unless they meet one of the Rackham English Proficiency Exemptions.
Language test scores are valid two years from the test date.
Have ETS send your TOEFL scores to:
The ECPE, IELTS, and MELAB scores:
Letters of recommendations are submitted through the Rackham online application by your recommenders. You will need to list all your recommender’s names and email addresses.
A resume describes your education, work experience, research publications, teaching experience, professional activities, volunteer activity, community engagement, honors, and awards.
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering