University of Michigan-Dearborn serves highly motivated candidates whose accomplishments suggest the ability to successfully complete a rigorous program of graduate study.

Applicants are advised that additional admission requirements may be needed for certain programs. Please refer to the representative websites for each program’s specific requirements.  Detailed information about the admission process can be found here.

The following list generalizes our requirements for admission consideration.

  • A completed graduate admissions application (online or hard copy) and application fee. 

Note: Before completing a hard copy, 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. Paper applications may also require follow-up to respond to program-specific questions regarding prerequisite fulfillment or scholarship consideration. 

  • Official transcripts showing conferral of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Please refer to individual program websites for specific GPA requirements.  
  • Some programs require prerequisites (i.e. undergraduate degree or major required, any academic standardized test scores, prerequisite courses, work experience or other credential that might be required).
  • If you need assistance with the online application please use the Help Screen or contact the Graduate Studies office at or 313-583-6321.

    The online application cannot be used for guest students. 

    Before starting the online application, please be prepared to provide the following information:

    • Name and location (city/state/country) of each community college, college, or university attended.
    • The university, course number, and date taken for the courses that satisfy the admission prerequisites for your intended degree program.
    • A Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose.
    • List of distinctions, honors, awards for academic achievement or community service, membership and positions held in professional or volunteer organizations, clubs, athletics, or other community or campus activities.
    • Application Fee - the online application requires a VISA or Mastercard for payment of a non-refundable application fee. If you do not have a VISA or Mastercard, download the application for submission by mail or in person.
    • If you prefer to submit your application by mail or in person, be sure to print the appropriate program application.
    • To start the online application process, click here.
  • Classes can fill up quickly, so students are encouraged to register as soon as possible once they are admitted. Registering confirms your admission to UM-Dearborn.

    After you have been accepted to a graduate program, you may register for courses online or in person.

    • The Course Catalog and current Schedules of Classes can be viewed on the Registration website.                   
    • Information on course descriptions, and UM-Dearborn policies and procedures are available on the Graduate Studies website. 
    • After registering for classes, please obtain a Student Parking Permit and a U of M Student ID Card by taking a copy of your class schedule to the Information Desk at the front entrance of the University Center. (UC)
    • The UM-Dearborn Bookstore is located in the University Center (UC). For more information on the bookstore, including textbook purchases please visit their website.
    • For directions to the campus, please view the Campus Map.  


    If you receive any Registration Errors/Restrictions when registering, or require any other information, please contact CASL Advising at 313-593-5293 or advisor Brian Golden at  Have the following information ready to share: 

    • Full Name
    • UM ID
    • Course Name (ex: CRJ XXX)
    • CRN Number (ex: 12345)
    • Registration Error Received
  • The University of Michigan-Dearborn welcomes applications from qualified international students. Information about how to apply and requirements can be found on the Graduate Studies "How to Apply" page.

  • *NOTE: Please send all materials to Dearborn Campus. Please consult individual program sites for further required materials.

    NCFD Applications (Non-Candidate for Degree) or Guest Applications

    Transfer of Credit


    Miscellaneous Forms

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