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Bridge Master's Application

Program Information

On this page, you will find information on how to apply for the Bridge Master's program. For further information on the Bridge Master's program, including eligibility, funding, and curriculum, please visit the Bridge Master's Program page.

How to Apply

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.

Applications must be submitted online. Instructions are included on the application website. If an applicant or recommender experiences technical difficulties while using the application or recommendation system, please contact (allow 24 hours for a response).

Applications are submitted using Rackham’s online application process. In some circumstances, you may be able to apply for a fee waiver from Rackham; see details here. Additionally, a fee waiver may be available from the department  to students who are applying to this program. Please complete this request form (which asks questions to determine your eligibility) no later than January 5 to inquire about receiving one. Note that receipt of an application fee waiver will not have an effect on an admissions decision.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions Page for answers to specific questions regarding the application process.  If you still have questions, you can submit questions to the Rackham Admission Office by emailing

Program code to use in the application: Code 00064 — Applied Statistics M.S.

It is strongly recommended that prospective students have a good background in calculus and linear algebra and have taken at least one course each in: probability; theoretical statistics; and applied statistics, computational statistics, or machine learning. Applicants from various academic backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applicants who have not completed an undergraduate major in statistics will not be penalized, but may need to enroll in some extra classes before taking the core courses necessary for a Master’s degree.


Applications for Fall admissions are due January 15 for the Bridge Master's Program. We do not accept applications for Winter admission. A completed application form and all supporting materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on January 15 to be considered for admission.

Application Checklist

  • Submit online:
    • Application form
    • Recommender names and email addresses
    • Transcripts (scan of official or unofficial transcript)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume or CV
  • Request online to be sent to the University of Michigan:
    • TOEFL scores (if applicable)

For additional details, please see Rackham's Checklist for Completing the Application Process. Do not send anything to the Department of Statistics. Materials sent directly to the Department by regular mail or email will not be reviewed with your application.

Application Requirements

Rackham Student Life Website

Rackham's graduate student life website has information about housing, health care, transportation, child care, and so on.

Note: All credentials submitted for admission consideration become the property of the University of Michigan and will not be returned in original or copy form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our FAQs for Prospective Students page to learn more about other criteria, including the academic background recommended to be successful in this program. If you have further questions, contact the Bridge Program Coordinator at