How to Apply

Students applying for admission to the Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program must be enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program at the University of Michigan. 

Application deadlines:

  • August 1st to begin Fall term
  • December 1st to begin Winter term

Eligibility Requirements

For current students enrolled in a Rackham Graduate Program:

  • Must have completed at least one academic term in the current Rackham program with a cumulative GPA equal to or above a 3.0.
  • As a first term graduate student, you are not eligible to apply until your grades are posted indicating a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must meet with your current program advisor or graduate coordinator prior to submitting the application to add a degree or certificate.
  • Must complete the Pre-Approval Form for Dual Admission and obtain a signature of approval from the authorized signer in your current graduate program before you apply. Without approval and an authorized signature on the form, your application will not be processed and the application fee of $10 will not be refunded. You will be required to upload the completed and signed Pre-Approval Form in the online application.
  • Current Rackham students complete the Dual Admission application using an ApplyWeb account. The required $10 application fee payable via Visa or MasterCard.
  • The application fee is paid by credit card and is non-refundable.
  • The Precision Health Graduate Certificate program code is 02342.

For students enrolled in a non-Rackham graduate program (e.g. MHI, MSW, MBA, MPH programs):

  • Must have completed at least one academic term in your current graduate program with a cumulative GPA equal to or above a 3.0.
  • As a first term graduate student, you are not eligible to apply until your grades are posted indicating a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must apply to Rackham graduate school.
  • The Precision Health Graduate Certificate program code is 02342.
  • Must meet with your current program advisor or graduate coordinator to review your plan and provide written approval to complete the certificate (you will submit this during the Rackham application process).
  • $75 – The application fee for United States citizens and those with Permanent Resident status.
  • $90 – The application fee for non-United States citizens.
  • The application fee is paid by credit card and is non-refundable.

To apply for a degree or certificate program. The use of the application form is required of prospective students who seek to become a Rackham degree student for the first time.

Required information on the application for all graduate student applicants includes:

Proposed Program of Study

Please carefully review the certificate requirements and then list the 10 graduate credit hours of coursework that you plan to take or have taken to fulfill the requirements of the Precision Health Graduate Certificate. Please ensure that the 10 credit hours span at least two different precision health competency domains. An effort should be made to include all precision health domains. These areas are designated as Discovery, Treatment and Health.

**Note: If you wish to take a course that is not listed on the approved list, you will have the opportunity to upload a syllabus along with a written explanation as to why this course should supplant courses on the approved list.

Personal Statement

State your goals for enrolling in the Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program (limit 300 words).

Prior Precision Health Experiences

Please list other courses or experiences involving precision health projects and research that you have been previously involved in (if applicable).

Please estimate the hours of your prior research experience (if applicable).