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How to Apply

Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort are now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2024 cohort. 

The Rackham Graduate School and the Department of Communication and Media application for our Fall 2025 cohort will open in September 2024. 

Applications for the Fall 2025 cohort will be due by 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on December 1, 2024.  - 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 21, 2024 - January 5, 2025 - 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: