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FAQs for Prospective Students

If you do not find an answer to your question here, try our Master's Degree Program pages (located to the left of this page) and/or Rackham's website. 

Rackham Graduate School and individual graduate programs work as a team to manage the application review process. Learn more about the process and admissions requirements, along with information on preparing your application here

If you still do not find answers to your questions, email the Graduate Program at either for the Data Science program or for the Applied Statistics, Bridge, and AMDP programs with specific questions.

Q: What questions can the department help me answer?

A: Check with the graduate program for questions about:

  • Letters of recommendation

  • The application requirements, including deadlines (see below)

  • Status of your application’s review 

    • The admissions committee typically makes admission decisions in March and April. You will be notified as soon as the decision has been reached.

  • All decisions will be sent to the e-mail address listed on your application

    • Please notify the department of e-mail address changes and update your wolverine access profile. 

  • The department is open M-F from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Email is the best way to reach us.
    Applied Statistics, Bridge, ADMP:
    Data Science:

Q: What questions can Rackham help you with? 

A: Rackham Admissions ( can help with questions about:

Q: What will my degree title be upon graduation?

A: Please identify your program of study below-

  • Applied Statistics Master’s Program: Applied Statistics MS

  • Bridge Master’s Program: Applied Statistics MS

  • Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (AMDP): Applied Statistics MS

  • Dual Master’s Program (Applied Statistics - student enrolled in two master’s programs): Applied Statistics MS

  • Dual Degree Program (student enrolled in a PhD and a master’s program): Statistics MA

  • Statistics PhD with embedded master’s degree: Statistics MA

  • Data Science Master’s Program: Data Science MS

  • Dual Master’s Program (Data Science - student enrolled in two master’s programs): Data Science MS