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How to Apply

The Rackham Graduate School and the Department of Communication and Media is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2024 cohort. All applicants must apply via the Rackham Graduate School - please check out the link below.

Applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on December 1, 2023.  - All materials are due at this time - including recommendation letters.

Applicants are able to check the status of their application by creating a friend account (instructions). Our prospective student pages provide important information about the Ph.D. Program in Communication and Media and how to apply.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at


The Graduate Office will be closed December 20, 2023 - January 3, 2024 - during this time we will be unable to answer any questions or provide updates on application status.

All applicants are required to submit the following materials: