Application Procedures

The Graduate Data Science Certificate Program is open for enrollment to current University of Michigan graduate students, from any degree-granting program at the University. Students can apply at any time subject to two constraints: (1) complete applications submitted by August 1st each year will be considered for Fall semester admission and applications received by December 1st for the Winter semester; and (2) Newly admitted graduate students, may not apply until they have their grades for at least one semester.

  1. UM graduate students should complete the web-application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their advisors, MIDAS Education committee members or MIDAS Faculty prior to submitting an application.
    1. UM graduate students enrolled in a Rackham graduate program (e.g. MS, PhD, MA, MFA programs) should also complete the Rackham Add a Degree/Certificate Online applicationPlease email thorntok@umich.edu once you have completed the online application.The Graduate Data Science Certificate Program academic program code is 02135, and the academic plan code is 2100CGR.
    2. UM graduate students enrolled in a non-Rackham graduate program (e.g. MHI, MIS programs) need to complete both of the above steps and enroll in the Rackham graduate school.
  2. Students not enrolled at the University of Michigan, may attend any of the MIDAS MOOCs. In future, an online certificate program may be available; please check back.

Overview of application process for UM graduate students in non-Rackham graduate programs: Please note that your first semester grades must be posted before applying for this certificate.

  1. UM graduate students should complete the web-application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their advisors, MIDAS Education committee members or MIDAS Faculty prior to submitting an application. Of note, non-Rackham graduate students must apply to Rackham.
  2. Go to the Rackham Graduate School Application, click on the button entitled ‘Apply Now’, and login.
  3. Type “Data Science” into the search box, and select the following degree program: Data Science Graduate Certificate
  4. For the Academic Statement of Purpose, upload a document stating “Data Science Program – Academic Statement of Purpose not required.
  5. In the Recommendation section, write “Data Science Program — Waived by Dept.” in the First Name field.
  6. Pay the application fee
  7. Email the Program Chair, Ivo Dinov (dinov@umich.edu) and ece-grad-program@umich.edu, to inform the committee of your submitted application.