Prospective Graduate Students

The Ph.D. program prepares students for research and teaching in academic, corporate, and governmental settings. The Master of Science program, in addition to preparing students for further graduate work, provides education for technical communicators, consultants, trainers, and instructors. The Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program allows students to combine work on an M.S. degree with service in the Peace Corps. We are proud to have an excellent placement rate among our graduate students, which is a testament to the quality of our program and the excellent work of our students. In addition to a broad range of interdisciplinary areas of scholarship, and a faculty committed to the success of student scholars, there are a number of unique characteristics that we believe set the RTC program at Michigan Tech above other similar programs.

  • The newly remodeled Humanities Digital Media Zone (HDMZ) offers state of the art educational technology to faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.
  • The Humanities Department is home to a nationally recognized scholarly journal, Women and Language, and a nationally acclaimed literary magazine, Pank.
  • Michigan Tech’s Humanities Department is the only department in the U.S. that holds three Programs of Excellence Awards from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Our faculty has won national awards from the National Communication Association, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Modern Language Association, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, the New Letters Magazine National Readers Award, and the International Writing Centers Association.

If you would be interested in joining our graduate program we encourage you to apply online at: The deadline for applications to enroll in the fall is January 15th.

Graduate Life

The University also has an active and rich graduate student community with graduate student representatives from every department serving on the Graduate Student Government (GSG). The GSG works hard to enrich the personal and professional lives of students on campus. See the GSG website for more information on issues such as health care, child care, housing, and any social and professional opportunities meant to facilitate graduate study at Michigan Tech.