AGEP - Success Resources

Cutting-edge technology

As a WMU student, you will have access to the sophisticated technology and facilities essential for graduate-level study. WMU:

  • is a partner in Internet2;
  • ranks No. 2 in wireless computing on Intel's list of the 100 "Most Unwired College Campuses"; and
  • operates Michigan's fourth largest library system, which is capable of connecting you with 41,000 libraries worldwide.

We also provide some of the best scientific and technical research facilities in the Midwest, including:

  • a state-of-the-art science research complex that supports collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as environmental science and biomedical and nanotechnology research; and
  • a cutting-edge engineering campus fully integrated with our thriving Business Technology and Research Park; and

Major equipment and facilities

This includes:  NMR, ESR, FTIR, X-Ray, HPLC, LC-MS, ICP-MS, RT-PCR, microarray workstation and scanner, Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator lab, laser lab, Earth sciences remote sensing facility and imaging facility.

Abundant opportunities

Nearly 5,000 graduate students study and conduct research at WMU. When you join them, you will discover a dynamic and exciting academic environment with everything you need to succeed. We provide:

  • nationally recognized faculty who welcome you into their laboratories and onto their research initiatives;
  • a graduate college that focuses on both personal and professional needs of students;
  • national and international study centers, journals and conferences;
  • experienced graduate directors and advisors for every program;
  • some $41 million in financial aid to more than 3,600 graduate students each year;
  • financial support for teaching, research, creative activities and even completing your dissertation;
  • assistance applying for high-profile awards, including Fulbright fellowships and federal grants;
  • on-campus support for research, writing and proposal development;
  • mentoring and commitment to ensure a diverse student body.

Excellent placement assistance

Working together with our Career Planning and Placement Services as well as through our departmental collaborations with corporate leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Pfizer and Xerox or government laboratories, we are able to help graduates successfully meet their career goals.

Recent positions obtained by graduates include:

  • faculty positions at Lansing Community College, Assumption College, Susquehanna University and Grand Valley State University;
  • industrial or government laboratory positions at Pfizer, National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control.

AGEP Program at Western Michigan University contact information:

Tony Dennis
Director, Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention
Graduate College
260 Wallwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5242
Tel (269) 387-8212
Fax (269) 387-8232.

Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008

Our vision is to make a difference in you so that you can make a difference in the world.

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Graduate College
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5242 USA
(269) 387-8212 |(269) 387-8232 Fax