Application Procedures

Students applying for admission to the Graduate Certificate Program in CDE must be enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program at the University of Michigan. Admission to the Graduate Certificate Program in CDE may be granted at any time, but please note the following change regarding deadlines announced by Rackham on September 2017:

  • To be considered for enrollment in Fall, students will need to apply by August 1st
  • To be considered for enrollment in Winter, students will need to apply by December 1st

♦ Application procedures for U-M graduate students currently enrolled in a Rackham graduate program:

  1. Students should submit a complete application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their advisor and/or one of the MICDE directors prior to submission. Note that:
    – You must be logged-in with your umich ID
    – You cannot save the form before submitting it, so you must have all the information ready
    – Exceptions for courses not on the approved list can be obtained provided that the courses are rich in computational content. If you wish to take a course not on the approved list submit a syllabus, and explain why this course should be included, to micde-apps@umich.edu. You must do this prior to submitting the application form.
  2. UM graduate 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 thorntok@umich.edu once you have completed the online application. The Graduate Certificate Program in CDE ”program code” is 02101.

♦ Application procedures for current U-M graduate students but not enrolled in a Rackham graduate program (e.g. in Ross School of Business):

  1. Students should submit a complete application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their advisor and/or one of the MICDE directors prior to submission. Note that:
    – You must be logged-in with your umich ID
    – You cannot save the form before submitting it, so you must have all the information ready
    – Exceptions for courses not on the approved list can be obtained provided that the courses are rich in computational content. If you wish to take a course not on the approved list submit a syllabus, and explain why this course should be included, to micde-apps@umich.edu. You must do this prior to submitting the application form.
  2. Go to the Rackham Graduate School Application.
  3. Type “Discovery” into the search box, and select the following degree program:
    i. Computational Discovery and Engineering Certificate.
  4. Make sure to upload your UMich transcript from Wolverine Access (unofficial is OK).
  5. For the Academic Statement of Purpose, upload a print out of your CDE application’s confirmation email.
  6. In the Recommendation section, write “CDE Program — Waived by Dept.” in the First Name field.
  7. For the Personal Statement, upload a document stating “CDE Program — Personal Statement Not Required.”
  8. Pay the application fee.
  9. Email thorntok@umich.edu to inform us that you have submitted your application.

Questions? Please email micde-apps@umich.edu