Resources for Graduate Students

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.

Graduate Committees

  • Physics Graduate Studies Committee: contact Jacek Borysow
  • Applied Physics and Engineering Physics Graduate Studies Committee: contact Yoke Khin Yap
  • Qualifying Exam Committee: contact Ranjit Pati

Administrative Resources



Semester Start Checklist

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 Requirements

  • 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.

Pay Tuition

Pay Your Bill (Student Billing)
All bills can be viewed on MyMichiganTech or Banweb. You will be notified via your Michigan Tech email account when your bill is available.

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).

Pre-Register for Graduate School Orientation (New Students)

Register Online (Graduate School)
Pre-registration is required. Please register online so that we can plan for your attendance.

Attend Graduate School Orientation (New Students)

Graduate 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.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Graduate School Honors and Awards

Learn about honors and awards for graduate students, including Finishing Fellowships and DeVlieg Foundation Fellowships.

External Funding

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.

Cost of Education

Find the current rates for tuition and fees.

Tax Information

Learn about important tax information for resident and nonresident graduate students.


Find local jobs in the community or on campus.

Student Involvement

Graduate Colloquia—All Graduate Students

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. For more information on the series, see physics colloquia.

Student Involvement

Student Involvement

Graduate Student Government

Discover how the GSG serves all graduate students by seeking to enrich their professional and personal development through events, advocacy, and service.

Graduate Student Life

Get involved, stay informed, find support, and explore the community.

Join HuskyLink

Connect to Michigan Tech's online community.

Michigan AGEP Alliance

Find mentorship opportunities, workshops, and more.

Student Health Services

Learn about the Houghton Community Health Center, a division of Portage Health, located at the Student Development Complex (SDC).

Tip Line

Anonymously report unusual behavior or alarming events on campus.