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How to Apply

Each one of our programs has a unique application process.  Click on your program of interest and learn more about how to apply.

Please note:  Due to the high volume of emails the Graduate Office is receiving, we are unable to answer emails inquiring on the status of transcripts and/or exam scores. These items are received and uploaded by the Rackham Graduate School and may take several weeks to process. Continue checking your application for the status of these items.


Fee Waivers

Fee Waivers are available for both eligible MFA and PhD applicants through the Rackham Graduate School, please review their webpage: Application Fee and Payment.

The deadline to ask for a fee waiver through the department has passed.  Please check with Rackham to see if you are eligible to receive one through them.


PhD in English Language and Literature: December 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm  (please note: the department is closed over the weekend, December 9 & 10, therefore, no one will be able to answer last minute questions and concerns)

PhD in English and Education: January 5, 2018 (please note: the department is closed over the holiday break, December 23 - January 1)

PhD in English and Women's Studies: December 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Helen Zell Writers' Program (MFA): December 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm


Decisions will not be made until the end of February/beginning of March.