How to Apply
- College of Engineering Online Application
- Academic Statement of Purpose
- Personal Statement
- Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
- GRE SCORES
- Required for all Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) programs
- Not required for Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering programs
- Recommended but not required for Civil and Environmental Engineering programs
- English Proficiency Examination Scores (see below)
- Not-Candidate-for-Degree (NCFD) Applicants do not need to submit recommendations, a Statement of Purpose, or a Resume/CV
Send official transcripts and other documents to:
Graduate Professional Programs
College of Engineering
2214 SI - North
1075 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2112
Phone: (734) 647-7024
Fax: (734) 763-2523
Web site: http://www.engin.umich.edu
Non-refundable Application Fee
The fee for United States Citizens and those with Permanent Resident visa status is $75 (U.S. funds). The fee for non-U.S. citizens is $90 (U.S. funds). The application fee is paid online, by credit card, before the application is submitted.
If you are applying for an application fee waiver, you will need preapproval from the College of Engineering Graduate Professional Programs. Please send an email with your request to: email@example.com
Academic Statement of Purpose
An Academic Statement of Purpose must be included with each application. This statement should be a concise, well-written essay about your background, your career goals and how the College of Engineering's graduate programs will help you attain your career and educational objectives. The Academic Statement of Purpose should be submitted as an attachment to the online application.
The Personal Statement should describe how your background and life experiences, including cultural, geographical, financial, educational, or other opportunies were either especially plentiful or especially lacking.
All applicants are required to provide one official transcript or certified credentials from all universities and community colleges attended. If your academic credentials are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original document and a certified English translation. International credentials should include a certified copy of the diploma if awarded. Applicants holding degrees from Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Burma, India, Nepal, or Pakistan must include detailed examination records for all years of the program showing subjects, marks received, and class obtained.
Letters of Recommendation
Check with your program for the number of required recommendations. Two or three recommendations are usually required. Recommendations should be submitted online. Please ask your recommenders to complete the online form and attach their letter electronically. We prefer online recommendations, but will accept hard copy recommendations if they are on university or company stationery. The form and letter must be placed in an envelope, sealed, and signed across the seal by the recommender to ensure its authenticity. Have your recommender use the following recommendation form.
Graduate Record Examination Scores
Information about the GRE including test dates and locations can be found at http://www.gre.org. Please contact ETS (http://www.ets.org or http://www.gre.org) to have an official score report sent to the University of Michigan (Institution Code 1839). GRE scores must be less than five-years old to be valid. They are required if you are applying for financial aid.
Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Applicants are required to provide an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). If an international applicant has received a Bachelor's degree from a college/university where the language of instruction is exclusively English, the TOEFL/MELAB/IELTS requirement MAY be waived. The following are the minimum requirements for admission consideration:
- a total score of 560 on the Paper-Pencil TOEFL
- a total score of 220 on the Computer-Based TOEFL
- a total score of 84 on the Internet-Based TOEFL
- a total score of 80 on the MELAB
- a total score of 6.5 on the IELTS
TOEFL scores are sent electronically directly to the University of Michigan (Institution Code: 1839) and are valid for two years. Official MELAB scores must be sent directly to the Graduate Professional Programs, University of Michigan (see address above).
Information and applications for English proficiency tests may be obtained by contacting the following:
English Language Institute
University of Michigan
500 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2028
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
International English Language Testing System
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BN
University of Cambridge
1 Hills Road
Financial Certification (International Students Only)
Upon recommendation for admission, students will receive specific information about financial certification.
Application and Admission Process
The Graduate Professional Programs (GPP) of the College of Engineering administers the application process for several departments and programs that offer graduate degrees. Departments/programs recommend admission to the GPP, which monitors requirements and procedures and certifies the admission recommendation as appropriate.
Application Consideration and Notification Process
Application deadlines vary by program. The length of time it takes for a program to review an application depends on program procedures. Some programs review applications on a rolling basis as application files become complete; other programs review applications on a scheduled basis. After considering an application, the program sends the GPP a recommendation for admission or denial. If an applicant is recommended for admission, the GPP follows up to insure that the applicant has submitted all the necessary supporting material and meets the requirements to qualify for admission.
Applicants will be notified by email of the admissions decision. The application status may also be available on the web for students to view, and to indicate their decision to accept or decline the admissions offer.
Programs may grant deferred admission for up to one year following the original term of admission. An email requesting permission to defer admission should be sent by the applicant to the department, along with an explanation for the request.
All credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of the University of Michigan and will not be returned in original or copy form.