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Graduate Certificate Admissions

Any student who is currently enrolled in a Rackham PhD program at the University of Michigan is eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies. Please note that at least one academic term in the current Rackham program with a cumulative GPA equal to or above a 3.0 must be completed prior to the applicant's proposed term of admission. Admission to the Certificate program is granted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply as early in their programs as possible in order to benefit from our community resources and funding opportunities.

Graduate Certificate Application Process for Current Rackham Students

1. Submit the following to the Judaic Studies department. 

  • Frankel Center Graduate Certificate Application Form. This application form includes:
    • Statement of purpose describing your planned course of study in your PhD department. The statement should clearly state the way in which Judaic Studies will be integrated into your PhD work. It should also include an explanation of any background you have in Judaic Studies.
    • List of Judaic Studies courses already taken (if any).
    • Current CV.  
    • Current transcript (does not have to be official) demonstrating a maintained grade of at least at A- average in your home department.
    • Name of a faculty reference - normally your primary advisor.

2. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the Curriculum Committee. If you have questions, contact the Student Services Coordinator at

3. Upon notification of recommendation for admission to the Graduate Certificate program, you must complete a "Dual Admission Application" for Rackham online via ApplyWeb. Full information on Dual Admission including the application link can be found here

  • You must complete the Pre-Approval Form for Dual Admission in your current graduate degree program before you add our Certificate. You will be required to upload the completed and signed Pre-Approval Form in the online application.