College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Admission Prerequisites

A Summary of Basic Prerequisites for Graduate Programs Housed in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

CASL graduate program prerequisites ​(undergraduate degree or major required, any academic standardized test scores, prerequisite courses, work experience or other credential that might be required) can be accessed by clicking on the relevant program below.  
 
Applied and Computational Mathematics (MS)

Undergraduate Degree Required

Bachelor's degree in mathematics, a physical or life science, or engineering with an expected 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA or higher

Standardized Test Scores

GRE not required

Prerequisite Courses

  • 3 courses in calculus, including multivariate calculus*
  • Introductory course in linear algebra*
  • Introductory course in differential equations*​

* Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently

Accelerated 4+1 Option - Effective Fall 2020

Current UM-Dearborn students may be eligible for the 4+1 option if they have: 

  • declared a mathematics major with at least 60 completed credit hours
  • a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • completed the following prerequisite courses: 
    • CIS/CCM 150 (or CIS 1501 or CCM 172)
    • MATH 227 (grade of B+ or better)
    • MATH 228 (grade of B+ or better)
    • MATH 300 
Criminology and Criminal Justice (MS)

Undergraduate Degree Required

Bachelor's degree with an expected minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Standardized Test Scores

GRE not required

Prerequisite Courses

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 200 or equivalent)*
  • Criminology (CRJ 468 or equivalent)*
  • Criminal Law (CRJ 416 or equivalent)*

* Prerequisite courses should be completed prior to graduate coursework; these courses may be taken concurrently with graduate coursework at the discretion of the program director

Accelerated 4+1 Option

Current UM-Dearborn undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice students who have completed at least 60 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better may be eligible to enroll in the 4+1 accelerated option

Environmental Science (MS)

Undergraduate Degree Required

Bachelor's degree with a foundation in basic science and math akin to Environmental ScienceGeological SciencesEnvironmental Studies, or equivalent as determined by the program director

Standardized Test Scores

GRE not required

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants outside of traditional Natural Sciences degrees are strongly encouraged to speak with the program director for additional information pertinent to their application for admission. As part of the admission review, any prerequisite coursework not previously taken that is determined to be necessary for success in the program will be individually itemized. 

Psychology (MS)

Undergraduate Degree Required

Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related major with an expected minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students without undergraduate Psychology degrees are welcome to apply, but will need to have taken all prerequisites.

Standardized Test Scores

GRE

The admission review committee will consider a waiver request on a case-by-case basis, though waivers are not generally granted. 

In light of COVID-19, the Psychology (MS) program has decided to temporarily waive the GRE score requirement for the Fall 2022 cohort. Applicants who have completed the GRE Exam may still submit their scores.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Introductory psychology
  • Statistics
  • Abnormal psychology
Public Administration and Policy (MPAP)

Undergraduate Degree Required

Bachelor's degree with an expected minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Standardized Test Scores

GRE not required

Other Experience Required

Public or non-profit management experience is required or an additive credit internship may need to be taken

Office of Graduate Studies

1055 -
Administration Building (AB)
Phone: 
313-583-6321
Fax: 
313-436-9156
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