Links of Interest
Have a question or concern? You’re in the right place. This list of resources and the Graduate Student Handbook will quickly point you in the right direction, saving you time and letting you get back to your studies faster.
Register for Classes
Registration, Enrollment and Full-Time Status (Graduate School and Registrar)
Graduate students are required to register at Michigan Tech each academic-year semester (fall and spring) from the time that they enter a graduate program until the time they receive their degree.
Meet Insurance Requirements
Student Insurance (Human Resources)
Michigan Tech requires all international and graduate students hold comprehensive health insurance.
Review Tuition Support
- Tuition support is for a maximum of NINE CREDITS.
- Research Only Mode status requires NINE CREDITS with your research advisor.
- PRE-APPROVAL is required for registering in non-physics courses.
- Student-voted fees, the International Student Surcharge, and late fees are not paid by the department or University.
Attend Safety Training
Departmental safety training is required of ALL graduate students. Before attending, students should be familiar with all documents in the departmental Laboratory Safety Plan, as well as the University Safety Manual (OSHS, Occupational Safety and Health Services).
New Students—Pre-Register for Grad School Orientation
Pre-registration is required. Please register online so that we can plan for your attendance.
New Students—Attend Grad School Orientation
Orientation will introduce students to expectations for graduate students and the basics of responsible conduct for research. Students will also learn about the services available on campus to support their success.
Learn about honors and awards for graduate students, including Finishing Fellowships and DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships.
Learn about external funding opportunities by deadline and research area.
Read information on the several types of assistantships Michigan Tech offers to support students during their education.
Find the current rates for tuition and fees.
Find local jobs in the community or on campus.
During the fall and spring semesters, the department holds a colloquium series on Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. in Fisher 139. Its purpose is to broaden each student’s education by bringing leading researchers and speakers in different areas of physics to campus. The series is open to the public, and attendance is required of all degree-seeking graduate students in the department.
Discover how the GSG serves all graduate students by seeking to enrich their professional and personal development through events, advocacy, and service.
Get involved, stay informed, find support, and explore the community.
Connect to Michigan Tech's online community.
Find mentorship opportunities, workshops, and more.
Learn about the Houghton Community Health Center, a division of Portage Health, located at the Student Development Complex (SDC).
Anonymously report unusual behavior or alarming events on campus.
- Office of International Programs and Services (IPS)
- Prospective Students Resources (Graduate School)
- Application Requirements (Graduate School)
- Language Assessment (Center for Teaching and Learning)
- Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Contact the Departmental Coordinator in Fisher 107 to be assigned keys, a desk, computers, and research space.
- Access to telephone, mail service, photocopier, supplies, and printer is through the front office staff in Fisher 118.
- The Laboratory Safety Plan is maintained by the Departmental Safety Officer.
- The work obligation of teaching assistants is handled by the Lab Coordinator.