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

Application Process for University of Michigan Graduate Students in Rackham Graduate Programs

  1. U-M graduate students should complete the web-application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their advisors, Precision Health Education committee members prior to submitting an application. 
    • Students enrolled in a Rackham graduate program (e.g. MS, PhD, MA, MFA programs) should also complete the Rackham Add a Degree/Certificate Online application. Please email PHCertificate@umich.edu once you've completed the application. The Precision Health Certificate academic program code is 02342 and the academic plan code is 754DCGR
    • Students enrolled in non-Rackham graduate program (e.g. MHI, MSW, MBA, MPH programs) need to complete both of the above steps and enroll in Rackham graduate school

Application Process for University of Michigan graduate students in non-Rackham graduate programs

Note: First year graduate students can apply during their first semester, but not before, and submit their application by the application deadline. They must make satisfactory progress toward their degrees and have a minimum Rackham cumulative grade point average (GPA) of B (3.0 on a 4.0-point scale) to maintain satisfactory academic standing

  1. U-M graduate students should complete the web-application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their advisors, Precision Health Education committee members prior to submitting an application. Please note, non-Rackham graduate students must apply to Rackham. 
  2. Go to the Rackham Graduate School Application and login. 
  3. Type "Precision Health" into search box, and select the following degree program: Precision Health Graduate Certificate
  4. For the Academic Statement of Purpose, upload a document stating "Precision Health Program - Academic Statement of Purpose not required."
  5. In the Recommendation section, write "Precision Health Program - Waived by Dept." in the First Name field. 
  6. Pay the application fee. 
  7. Email the Program Chair, Gretchen Piatt (piattg@umich.edu) and PHCertificate@umich.edu, to inform the committee of your submitted application. 

Individuals not at the University of Michigan

Trainees that are currently not enrolled as University of Michigan graduate students are not eligible for the Rackham Graduate Precision Health Certificate program. Applications will begin being accepted for non-U-M graduate students for Winter 2020. 

Interested trainees may either apply for (1) admission to a Precision Health Certificate Program, or (2) for admission as a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) to earn credit for graduate-level courses, including the Precision Health Certificate Program. Persons who wish to earn academic credit for a U-M graduate-level course must either be regular students admitted to a degree program or admitted to NCFD status. Applicants may either apply for NCFD status to a specific program or to the Rackham Graduate School more generally. Information about the process for applying for NCFD status is available here. For NCFD students, tuition is charged at the per-credit rates set by the Registrar. Regular online courses offered by U-M that carry academic credit are charged at the normal tuition rates.