SUGS Application Deadlines
- Fall term: U.S. & Canadian students apply by July 1, International students apply by June 1
- Winter term: U.S. & Canadian students apply by Nov 1, International students apply by October 1
- Spring term*: U.S. and Canadian students apply by April 1, International students apply by March 1
*Very few courses are offered in the spring. Most students are better served by entering the program in the Fall or Winter terms.
Before you apply:
- Make an appointment with Rachel Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Academic Advisor/Counselor, to discuss this program and ensure that it fits your career goals and plans. A student may also be referred to a faculty graduate advisor for further services.
- Fill out the Rackham Graduate School online application. Type “SUGS 01551” in the subplan section.
You’ll need to provide:
- Personal Statement
- Statement of Purpose
- Names and email addresses for 3 three faculty who’ll write letters of recommendation
- $70 application processing fee
General Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required.
Admission is not automatic. Biomedical Engineering faculty will review your application. Your statement of purpose, personal statement, and letters of recommendation are important parts of the admission decision.
The SUGS program is open to students in any of the following undergraduate programs:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Cellular Molecular Biology: Biomedical Engineering Joint degree (CMB:BME)
- Cellular Molecular Biology Studies (CMBS)
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Industrial and Operations Engineering
- Material Science Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
- Senior standing (85+ hours)
- GPA of 3.2 or above (Strictly Enforced)
- Biology 172 or 174, Intro to Biology or AP credit for Biology 195, Intro to Biology
- Chemistry 210, Structure and Reaction
- MCDB 310, BiolChem 415, or Chem 351 (Intro to BiolChem)
GRE scores are not required for admission to the SUGS program but are required for admission to the regular Biomedical Engineering M.S.E. and Ph.D. programs. If a student is seriously considering pursuing a Ph.D., the GRE should be taken during the senior year. This also facilitates applications for major national graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Whitaker Foundation, and others.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is waived for students who have already taken it.