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Graduate Certificate Admissions

Any student who is currently pursuing a doctoral, terminal masters or professional degree at the University of Michigan is eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies. At least one academic term in the current graduate 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.

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 graduate program. The statement should clearly state the way in which Judaic Studies will be integrated into your graduate 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 graduate program.
    • Faculty reference - normally from 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 js-student-services@umich.edu.

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. 

Application Process for Current Non-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 graduate program. The statement should clearly state the way in which Judaic Studies will be integrated into your graduate 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 graduate program.
  • Faculty reference - normally from your primary advisor.
  • It is important that your home department or school is aware of your intent to pursue a certificate in Judaic Studies. You are personally responsible for letting the departmental advisor know of such intent and the application will need to be approved by the home department.

2. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the Curriculum Committee. If you have questions, contact the Student Services Coordinator at js-student-services@umich.edu.

3. Upon notification of recommendation for admission to the Graduate Certificate program, you must complete Rackham's online application via ApplyWeb. Full information on applying to the Rackham Graduate School including the application link can be found here. Courses taken to complete certificate requirements should be registered for under Rackham.