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The process is simple. Please complete the short application that can be found here:



You will be asked to include:

  1. Electronic copies of your transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you have attended. 
  2. A brief (250-350 word) statement describing your interest in PPE. Make sure to explain why a PPE major will serve your interests better than, for example, a major in economics or political science with a minor in philosophy, or a major in philosophy with a minor in economics and/or political science. Also, tell us what you hope to do with your PPE major after you graduate. 

You will be asked to upload these documents as .pdfs in the application.


Deadline: 11:59 PM on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024


Students are welcome to apply even if they have not fulfilled all of the prerequisites.  In that case, please indicate your plans to complete the prerequisites in the additional comment section of the application.

Applicants do not need to unmask or convert grades from courses taken during terms affected by the pandemic. 


The application for AY 2023-24 will be available in January 2024 for continuing UMich students. Transfer students, please contact for assistance.

Applicants will be notified in mid-March (before backpacking begins).

Contact with any questions about or updates to your application.


Transfer students, please contact to apply.