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Welcome to the virtual home of the graduate programs in English at the University of Michigan.  On these pages, you’ll find a wealth of information about the aims and activities of our PhD programs, the kinds of intellectual opportunities uniquely available at Michigan, funding packages and teaching opportunities, and the placement of our recent graduates. 

In addition to the FAQs answered here, many of you browsing these pages will have urgent questions about less quantifiable matters: how can I strengthen my application?  What do faculty readers of applications judge most important?  How should I think about the application process?

Read a Note from the Director of Graduate Studies

Placement information for our doctoral program graduates, recent dissertations, selected alumni bios, and recent MFA awards, honors, and publications.

Results of the 2010 National Research Council's survey of PhD programs in English.

Funding information for our graduate programs.

Course descriptions for recent courses available to the students in our graduate programs.

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