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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.

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, 2018 at 11:59 pm  (please note: the department is closed over the weekend, December 8 & 9, therefore, your last minute questions and comments may not be addressed before the deadline.)

PhD in English and Education: December 30, 2018 (please note: the department is closed over the holiday break, December 23 - January 1)

PhD in English and Women's Studies: December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Helen Zell Writers' Program (MFA): December 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm


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