Applying to the Dual Master of Arts in Educational Studies and Master of Business Administration Degree Program

Application Deadlines

We only accept applications to begin the program in Fall term, which begins in early September.

Round 1: December 1
Applicants notified in late February. Admitted students who applied in Round 1 will receive priority for scholarship funding and have the opportunity to attend Campus Visit Day in March.

Rolling Admissions:
After December 1, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with decisions returned within 6-8 weeks of date on which all application components are received and complete.

Final Application Deadline for International Students: April 1

Final Application Deadline for U.S. Students: June 1

Applicants interested in the master of arts in educational studies and master of business administration dual-degree program must file separate applications to and be admitted by both the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Education. Please indicate on both applications that you are applying for this specific dual-degree program (please make sure the correct box is checked on the master of business administration application).

For dual-degree students only, the School of Education will accept the GMAT exam. Dual-degree students are not required to take the GRE. For admissions information for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, please see the School of Business's admissions webpage.

This program, like all of the School of Education's graduate programs, is administered through the University of Michigan's Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies (Rackham) (as are most non-professional graduate degrees at the university). Rackham offers a host of resources and administrative support to help see you through from submitting your application to completion of your degree. We encourage you to follow these steps to begin the application process.

If you have not already been in contact with the Educational Studies MA Recruitment Coordinator, please complete the short form here to express your interest in the program and receive additional information.

Complete the Rackham online application. Review the dual-degree application checklist to ensure you submit a complete application. Please note the academic statement of purpose, personal statement of purpose, resume, and letters of recommendation must be submitted using the online application system. Hard copies will not be accepted. It is imperative that students interested in admission to programs in the School of Education meet all deadlines for submitting applications and relevant materials. Deadlines may differ slightly for different programs. Deadlines can be found on our application deadlines page.

Submit your GRE or GMAT scores. Test scores must be sent electronically to Rackham Graduate School (institution code: 1839) through Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Submit your transcripts. All applicants are required to submit an official transcript from all degree-granting institutions, including bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and doctoral degrees, to the Rackham Graduate School. Transcripts can be submitted either electronically (e-transcript) or by paper. E-transcripts are strongly preferred.

E-transcript Instructions can be found here:

If an e-transcript option is not available, please request a hard copy transcript be sent from your degree-granting institution to:

Rackham Graduate School
Attn: Transcripts/U-M ID# (if known) or date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1070

If you have earned an academic credential from a school outside of the U.S., then you should review the required credentials from non-U.S. institutions.

Check your application status. Use the Wolverine Access system to verify your application information, check the status of your application, and update your email address, home address, and telephone number.

If you have questions, please review the School of Education frequently asked questions or contact the Office of Student Affairs.

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To inquire about the master's program as a prospective student, click here.

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