With over 400 students in the five different programs offered, Michigan Architecture has a talented and diverse student body. Students come from all over the world, from Germany to China, India to Brazil, and from many different fields, including landscaping, graphic design, and public health. At Michigan, students are provided with many opportunities to expand their interests. With fellows, visiting professors, and lecturers of various educational backgrounds and with a wide range of professional experiences, students are introduced to new ideas, opportunities, and experiences. In addition, students have the opportunity to study outside the classroom, from studio work in Ann Arbor and in Detroit to work across the world with studios in many countries, including Brazil, Ghana, Iceland, and Japan, and in cities such as Beijing, Paris, and Rome.
Students in the doctoral program in Architecture are competitive with their peers within UM and other institutions, winning prestigious fellowships from UM, including those offered by Rackham Graduate School and the Institute for Humanities, and from outside agencies, including the Fulbright, American Academy in Rome, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. Graduates of this program are prepared to occupy a broad array of professional roles. Although most of our graduates take teaching positions in four-year colleges and research universities, a number return to professional design practice, occupy positions in research institutions, or complete post-doctoral training.