Graduate Admissions

Contact our Student Services Office for more information about the programs: clasp–um@umich.edu

Each of the graduate programs has its own application procedures and requirements. Please see the instructions for your specific program listed below. 

Admission Requirements 

  1. Undergraduate degree with sufficiently high GPA, see GPA guidelines below
  2. GRE scores are optional, good scores on the GRE and subject tests will be considered, but are not required. GRE Test Codes: 0806 Planetary Science; 0501 Atmospheric Science; 1839 School Number.
  3. International students need to have completed TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS tests. Required TOEFL score is 230 or better (computer test) or 84 or better (Internet-based test). If your undergraduate program instruction language was exclusively in English, the TOEFL requirement can be waived.
  4. PhD Only: Undergraduate prerequisite courses for the PhD program
    1. Four terms of calculus, including one term of differential equations
    2. Two terms of physics with lab
    3. One course in computer programming, preferably Fortran or C
  5. For specific application materials for the PhD please see Rackham School of Graduate Studies and for the MEng please see the College of Engineering.

All MEng Program applications are submitted to the College of Engineering. PhD applications are submitted to the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

For a description of each program please click on the individual program pages. For program requirements please see the College of Engineering’s Bulletin.


MEng
Applied Climate
MEng
Space Engineering
MS
Atmospheric and Space 
PhD
Climate and Space
Program code:02051018660221902220
GRE codes (School # 1839):


0806 Planetary Science
0501 Atmospheric Science
TOEFL codes:

75 Oceanography
99 Other
75 Oceanography
99 Other
GPA requirement:3.2/4.03.2/4.03.5/4.03.5/4.0
Applications submitted to: CoECoERackhamRackham
Deadline for fall admissions:February 1stFebruary 1stFebruary 1stDecember 15th
Deadline for winter admissions:October 1stOctober 1stFall Admission OnlyFall Admission Only

PhD Applicants: The application for admission is completed online through the Rackham Graduate School website. The site allows you to save your work and complete the application over time. Applications must be submitted before 11:59 pm EST on the deadline day listed above to be considered. The online application system will be disabled at the deadline.

Your application will include a Statement of Purpose, a Personal Statement, your CV/resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts (directions for submission below), GRE scores (optional), and TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores (international students only, see requirement above).

The application fee must be paid through the online application. The fee is $75 for US citizens or permanent residents and $90 for non-US citizens. The Rackham Graduate School provides fee waivers to students who meet certain criteria. You can find more information here.

All PhD & MS applicants are required to submit transcripts to Rackham by the application deadline. It is your responsibility to request the release of any records from the institutions. Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Information on uploading transcripts can be found on Rackham’s website. Email rackadmis@umich.edu with any Rackham questions.

MEng Applicants: The application for admission is completed online through the College of Engineering website. The site allows you to save your work and complete the application over time. Applications must be submitted before 11:59 pm EST on the deadline day listed above to be considered.

Your application will include a Statement of Purpose, a Personal Statement, your CV/resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts (directions for submission below), GRE scores (optional), and TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores (international students only, see requirement above).

The application fee must be paid through the online application. The fee is $75 for US citizens or permanent residents and $90 for non-US citizens. The College of Engineering provides fee waivers to students who meet certain criteria. You can request a fee waiver by emailing engin.pro.prgms@umich.edu.

All MEng applicants are required to submit transcripts to the College of Engineering by the application deadline. It is your responsibility to request the release of any records from the institutions. Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Information on uploading transcripts can be found on the College of Engineering website. Email engin.pro.prgms@umich.edu with any College of Engineering questions.

NOTE: All credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of the University of Michigan and will not be returned in original or copy form.