Application Materials

New students are admitted to the Ph.D. program once each year to begin in the Fall term. (The Department of Linguistics does not offer the M.A. degree.) All application materials must be received by the Department no later than December 7. More detailed information about the application process is available from Rackham Graduate School Admissions. Questions about our application process should be addressed to

Complete the official online Rackham Graduate Application form, being sure to upload all other admission materials (outlined below):

Admission materials for new students must include:

For all students (i.e., regardless of whether applicants are external or internal to U-M), application materials go to the Linguistics Admissions Committee, following the normal admissions cycle.