M.S. Admissions

The application for Fall 2020 admissions is now open!

The M.S. in Cancer Chemical Biology has an extended time frame for applications. Applications are considered throughout the year, for admittance to Fall terms only. Please carefully review all deadlines below. 

Fall 2020
International student deadline: April 15, 2020
Domestic student deadline: June 15, 2020

Applications received after this time may be considered for admission into the next year's Fall semester. Fall 2020 admissions offers must be accepted or declined in Wolverine Access:*
International student decision deadline: May 1, 2020
Domestic student decision deadline: June 29, 2020 

*Admitted applicants who have not made decisions by this deadline will have their admissions offer revoked by Rackham Graduate School. International applicants who do not submit required financial documentation to Rackham before May 9th also have will their admissions offer revoked. 

Application Requirements 

The Program in Chemical Biology's masters degree admissions committee pays careful attention to letters of recommendation (3), statements of purpose and college transcripts when reviewing applications. Minimum requirements include foundational coursework in chemistry and mathematics and a minimum of 3.0 GPA is strongly desired. 


Apply to the Program in Chemical Biology's master's degree program through the Rackham Graduate School Application for Admission .


Please upload a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) or grade report with your Rackham Graduate School Application. You will also need to submit an official transcript for each institution from which you have obtained or will obtain a degree (bachelor's and above), directly to Rackham by the application deadline. Please read the guidelines on the Rackham website.   

Academic Statement of Purpose

The academic statement of purpose should be a concise, well-written summary of your professional interests including the goals and accomplishments of your coursework, research, and relevant work experience. 

Personal Statement

The personal statement should include information on your background and life experiences — including cultural, geographical, financial, educational or other opportunities or challenges — and what motivated your decision to pursue the Chemical Biology master's program at the University of Michigan. The personal statement should differ from your academic statement of purpose and is limited to 500 words.  

Letters of Recommendation

When you register your recommenders in the ApplyWeb application, each recommender will receive an e-mail notification to complete the recommendation form through ApplyWeb.

Additional information about recommendation letters and how to check on their status can be found on the Rackham website.  

CV or Resume

A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume describes your education, work experience, research publications, teaching experience, professional activities, volunteer activity, community engagement, honors and awards. 

Official GRE Scores are not required

GRE scores are not reviewed for domestic or international applicants.

If you still wish to attach your scores to your application, please request that official GRE scores be reported directly to the University of Michigan from Educational Testing Services (ETS). The University of Michigan's ETS institution code is 1839. An individual department code is not necessary. 

Rackham English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency, unless they meet one of the Rackham Graduate School's criteria for an exemption.

Language test scores are valid two years from the test date. The scores must be received from the testing agency no later than the graduate program application deadline.

Rackham Graduate School's Minimum Score Requirements and Exemptions