Degree Seeking Students
- Submit a completed Application for Admission to the College of Graduate Studies. This application is for students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in one of our graduate level programs.
- Submit the $50 application fee. Students may pay online, mail a check or money order or can pay by credit card by calling 1-800-682-9797 or 1-906-227-2300. Applicants should pay the non-refundable application processing fee unless 1) they qualify for the senior citizen tuition waiver (age 62 or older); 2) they have already attended NMU at the same degree level for which they are applying (i.e., students pay once before the receipt of a baccalaureate degree and once after, if continuing). A waiver of the fee may be available to any applicant whose financial circumstances warrant it. To apply for a fee waiver, please provide a letter of request and reason.
- Request the registrar of each college previously attended, with the exception of Northern Michigan University, to send official transcripts directly to the College of Graduate Studies.
- Have other supportive papers, such as entrance examination scores, letters of recommendation or teaching certificates, as required by the specific department sent to the College of Graduate Studies.
Non-degree or Professional Development
The Application for Non-degree or Professional Development is for those students who wish to enroll in courses that do not result in the attainment of an advanced degree. Non-degree admission is granted to students who are not pursuing a master's degree, but have an interest in work beyond their baccalaureate degree. Professional development admission is granted to provide opportunities at the 900-level for certified K-12 educators.
No application fee is required.