M.S. Students

Upon arrival in the fall, M.S. students will meet with the program director, Dr. Steve Fisher, and the grad coordinator, Lisa Garber, to discuss requirements, expectations, course selection, and finding a lab. One of the best ways to explore the research happening in the department, and ultimately find a lab, is to attend the Annual Retreat at the end of September.

We encourage you to get involved in the Department throughout your graduate training:

  • Stop by for bagels and coffee every Friday at 9:30am in 1301 MSRB III. 
  • Attend regular student meetings on the first Wednesday of every month in 1301 MSRB III.
  • Check your email regularly for seminar announcements.
  • Join a committee to plan Career Day, the Annual Retreat, or monthly social activities.

Funding and Benefits

Rackham Graduate School offers several internal fellowships for Master's students. Students can apply directly for most opportunities, including:

U-M also offers a low-cost, comprehensive, voluntary health insurance to students. Please refer to University Health Services for details.