Where will you be this summer?


You could be learning and exploring the amazing views on the shores of Lake Superior. View the current course offerings and apply now to earn your master's degree or just take a few classes at Northern Michigan University. On-line programs are also available.

Essential Facts for New Graduate Students


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Starting graduate school can be overwhelming, but we're here to help. Click on the links below to learn about services and opportunities available to graduate students.


    Graduate Assistant


Immerse yourself -- and get paid. You'll gain valuable experience researching or teaching in your discipline. In addition to a stipend, most assistantships include a tuition waiver and other benefits. Learn more

Completing the NMU Thesis Successfully

August graduation thesis deadline: July 11, 2014

If you have questions, contact thesis@nmu.edu

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Thesis Guidelines

Online Thesis Submission

Recent NMU Theses

Check your Application Status

Use your NMU Identification Number (IN) to check your application status at any time on this page.

Optional Graduate Student Orientation

New Grad Programs

Northern Michigan University will offer three new graduate program in fall 2014, pending NMU Board of Trustees approval. The new degrees are in:

Master of Higher Education in Student Affairs

Master of Science in Clinical Molecular Genetics

Master of Science in Post-Secondary Biology Education

GMAT and GRE Test Preparation

GRE preparation courses will be held Mondays at 5 p.m. in 2806 West Science during the winter semester. Contact Andrew Poe (apoe@nmu.edu) for information.

Key Dates

  • NMU Calendars
  • Apr. 4 -- Deadline for written projects for Winter graduation
  • Apr. 10 -- Celebration of Student Reseach, Creative Works and Academic Service Learning
  • May 3 -- Commencement ceremony
  • May 19 -- First summer session begins
  • May 26 -- Memorial Day - NMU Closed
  • Jun. 30 -- Second summer session begins
  • Jul. 4 -- Holiday - NMU Closed
  • Jul. 11 -- Deadline for written projects for Summer graduation
  • Aug. 25 - First day of fall classes