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Any student who is currently enrolled in a Rackham or non-Rackham graduate degree program at the University of Michigan is eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies, including students who began graduate studies in September of the current academic year.

The two required courses, offered in Winter and Fall, meet from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesdays. Students interested in pursuing the GCWPS must be available for class at this time, and be present both semesters. It is expected that students will take the two required classes in succession, in order to complete the Certificate within 12 months.

Applicants will need the following information to complete their application:

  • Program of Application: Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies

  • Numeric code: 02118

  • Program Level: Certificate

The application process depends on whether your current program is administered through Rackham. Not sure? Check here.

Application Process for Current Rackham Students

1. Submit the following to Center for World Performance Studies

  • CWPS Online Application Form, including permission for CWPS to electronically access your University of Michigan transcripts, a statement of purpose explaining your interest in the GCWPS Program (1-3 pages) and your current CV. 

  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your home department, emailed directly to CWPS program staff by the faculty member. Email recommendations to: cwps.information@umich.edu 

2. Upon notification of recommendation to the Graduate Certificate program, you must submit the online “Dual Admission Application" and fee of $10 via Rackham Graduate School website. 

Application Process for Non-Rackham Students

1. Submit to Center for World Performance Studies

  • CWPS Online Application Form, including permission for CWPS to electronically access your University of Michigan transcripts, a statement of purpose explaining your interest in the GCWPS Program (1-3 pages) and your current CV.

  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your home department emailed directly to CWPS program staff by the faculty member. Email recommendations to: cwps.information@umich.edu

2. Upon notification of recommendation to the Graduate Certificate program, you must submit the online Rackham Graduate School application and fee of $75; students do not need to provide test scores, CV or a Personal Statement. Please include your CWPS Statement of Purpose when asked for the “Academic Statement of Purpose.” An official transcript from all universities attended is required.