Thanksgiving break

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Classes are not being held this week for Thanksgiving break, but NMU offices are open Monday through Wednesday. Winter course registration is now in progress and classes begin Monday, January 12. There is still time to apply for most programs or as a non-degree seeking student. Apply today for an on-campus or online graduate program.

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

May graduation thesis deadline: April 3, 2015
August graduation thesis deadline: July 10, 2015

If you have questions, contact

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Thesis Information

Online Thesis Submission

Recent NMU Theses

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See our current programs
and required application documents.

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

GRE Test Preparation

GRE preparation courses will be held Mondays at 5 p.m. in 2806 West Science. Contact Andrew Poe ( for information.

The GRE test can be taken in Houghton or Sault Ste. Marie. Sign up at

Key Dates

  • NMU Calendars
  • Nov. 23-30 -- Thanksgiving recess
  • Dec.13 -- Commencement ceremony
  • Jan. 12 -- First day of winter classes
  • Jan. 19 -- Martin Luther King Day - no classes
  • Feb. 29-Mar. 8 -- Spring break
  • Apr. 3 -- Deadline for written final projects for winter graduation
  • May 2 -- Commencement ceremony
  • May 18 -- First summer session begins
  • May 25 -- Memorial Day - NMU closed
  • Jun. 29 -- Second summer session begins
  • Jul. 6 -- Independence Day observance - NMU closed
  • Jul. 10 -- Deadline for written final projects for summer graduation
  • Aug. 24 -- First day of fall classes
  • Sep. 7 -- Labor Day - NMU closed
  • Nov. 13 -- Deadline for written final projects for fall graduation