Graduate Academic Information

Graduate Academic Information

Graduate Academic Information

The Department's Graduate Student Handbook

Current Advising Hours

Ph.D. Exam Reading Lists

Past Course Offerings

Other Links for Graduate Students

A statement from our graduate director and graduate advisor:

Welcome to the graduate program in English at Western Michigan University.

We offer Master’s and Doctoral degrees in three different areas of emphasis: Creative Writing, English Education, and Literature and Language. Our large and vibrant department is home to nearly 120 graduate students, many of whom are supported by teaching or research assistantships. In a typical year our graduate students compile a record of publications, productions, presentations, and prizes that testifies to their impressive abilities as writers, scholars, and teachers.

This page has links to information on application procedures, degree requirements, our Graduate Student Handbook, and course descriptions. If you have any questions about our program after viewing these pages, feel free to contact us. You can reach us at via email or at (269) 387-2584. 


Dr. Scott Slawinski, Graduate Director
Dr. Nicolas Witschi, Graduate Advisor

Advising Hours.


Department of English
6th floor Sprau Tower
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
(269) 387-2572 | (269) 387-2562 Fax