Ready to apply for your master's degree? Read on!
Applications must be submitted online via the U-M Rackham School of Graduate Studies website – just follow the instructions listed there. Program codes to use in the application may be found in the Kinesiology portion of the Rackham website.
Applications for Fall 2018 admission are due February 1, 2018.
GRE scores are required for all applicants. (GMAT will be accepted in place of the GRE for the Sport Management master’s program only). TOEFL scores are required for all applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of your educational experience.
The University of Michigan code for the GRE and the TOEFL is 1839. (The department code is not necessary, since GRE and TOEFL scores are automatically added to applicant records as long as name and birth date can be matched.) The GMAT code is SN1-J6-77.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), prepared and administered by the Educational Testing Service, is required as part of the application for admission. The GRE is administered throughout the United States and many other countries throughout the year.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all non-native speakers. The University of Michigan requires a minimum TOEFL score for admission: 84 for the Internet Based TOEFL. (For other English test minimum scores, please refer to the Rackham website.)
Three (3) letters of recommendation in support of the student's application must be submitted. These letters should ordinarily be from professors at the student's last degree-granting institution. Recommenders must complete their recommendations online. When the applicant registers the recommenders' names in the Rackham application, an email is automatically sent with a link to enter the recommendation online. Applicants should check the status of their recommendations on the Rackham website status page.
Unofficial transcripts or scanned copies of official transcripts should be uploaded with the application online. Official transcripts from degree-granting institutions only should be mailed to Rackham Admissions; see Instructions for Submitting Transcripts. Send the Academic Records/Transcript Submission Form with your official transcript so that it is quickly associated with your application. Be sure to include your University of Michigan ID number.
The Academic Statement of Purpose should be a concise, well-written statement about your academic preparation, practical experience, and/or research background related to the area(s) within Kinesiology that you’re interested in studying. It should also include your career goals and how Kinesiology's graduate program will help you meet your career, and educational objectives.
The following information is required on the header of your Academic Statement of Purpose:
The personal statement should address how your background and life experiences, including cultural, geographical, financial, educational, or other opportunities or challenges, have motivated your decision to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Michigan. For example, if you grew up in a community where educational, cultural, or other opportunities were either especially plentiful or especially lacking, you might discuss the impact this had on your development and interests. This should be a discussion of the journey that has led to your decision to seek a graduate degree. Please do not repeat your Academic Statement of Purpose.
The following information is required on the header of your Personal Statement:
Submit and/or upload to Rackham website:
Send to Rackham Admissions Office:
One set of official transcripts from degree-granting institutions only to:
Rackham Graduate School
Attn: Transcripts/U-M ID# (if known) or Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Information about Rackham's transcript policy may be found on their website.
Do NOT send anything to the School of Kinesiology. Materials sent to the School of Kinesiology will NOT be reviewed with your application.
Check out our FAQ section to find what you need. Rackham's graduate student life website also has a wealth of information about housing, health care, transportation, child care, and more.
Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.