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If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Admission Forms

Master's Program Recommendation Form (PDF) 

All master's level programs

Specialist Program Recommendation Form (PDF) 

Education Specialist, Ed.S.

Doctoral Program Recommendation Form (PDF) 

Education, Ed.D.; Automotive Systems Engineering, Ph.D.; Computer and Information Science, Ph.D.; Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D.; Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ph.D.; Information Systems Engineering, Ph.D.; Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Paper Application (PDF) Master's, Specialist, or Doctoral

Please print clearly or type to complete. 

This application is for degree-seeking graduate programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Before completing this paper application, we encourage you to consider applying online. One of the many benefits to applying online is the ability to self-monitor and check for updates at any time. This is not possible if you submit a paper application.  

Forms for Current or Previously Enrolled Graduate Students

Application for Graduate Readmission Form (PDF)

This form is for students previously enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn who have not registered for any courses here for over 12 months. To regain current student status, please complete the form and submit any supporting documents to the appropriate academic unit. 

Graduate Change of Degree Program or Concentration Form (PDF)

This form should only be used by current students requesting a change of degree program or concentration. Please complete the form and submit any supporting documents to the appropriate academic unit. If you have been absent from your current program for over 12 months, please complete an Application for Graduate Readmission Form.
If you are a graduate applicant who has not yet enrolled in courses and wish to change your program, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for further details.

Note: A maximum of 15 credit hours can be transferred from a Rackham-affiliated graduate program to a Dearborn graduate program, and vice versa. 

Special Program Admission Forms

Many of the special admission options listed below do not require the completion of a degree-seeking application. Special program selection is based on different sets of criteria and unique to each applicant.

  • Accounting 4+1 Option

    The Accounting 4+1 option at the University of Michigan-Dearborn allows students to earn both the BBA in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accounting at a substantial savings in time and money.

    For more information and a link to the application form, please visit the College of Business's Accounting 4+1 Option webpage.

    Criminology and Criminal Justice 4+1 Option

    The 4+1 accelerated program option allows current UM-Dearborn undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice majors to complete both the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice in a format that offers substantial savings in both time and money. 

    Please visit the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice webpage for further information regarding the 4+1 option.

  • College Education, Health, and Human Services

    For more information regarding application to the CEHHS certificate programs, please visit the Graduate Certificate Programs webpage on their website.

    College of Engineering and Computer Science

    Degree Seeking Students

    Students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at UM-Dearborn may declare a CECS graduate certificate to supplement their primary field of study or area of expertise. 

    Non-Degree Seeking Students

    Students may also pursue a graduate certificate as a non-degree seeking student. Students pursuing this option should complete the Graduate Certificate Application for Non-Candidate for Degree Students. Because of the relatively few credit hours required to earn a certificate, credits earned at another accredited institution, including another University of Michigan campus cannot be transferred into the UM-Dearborn CECS certificate program.

    For more information regarding application to the CECS certificate programs, please visit the Graduate Certificate Programs webpage on their website.

  • The Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Study (MIGS) program creates exchange possibilities for graduate students currently enrolled in Michigan universities. Students in good standing at one institution (the home) may take advantage of course and research opportunities offered at another institution (the host), provided that such opportunities are not available on the home campus.

    For further information about this program, please visit the MIGS application.

  • Non-Candidate for Degree

    NCFD status enables qualified individuals not in a degree-seeking program elsewhere to take a maximum of 6 credit hours for graduate credit.


    Students currently enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program at another university may request permission to enroll in graduate courses at the University of Michigan-Dearborn as a guest student.

    For further information about enrolling as a NCFD or Guest student, please visit the Graduate NCFD/Guest webpage.