Spectacular fall colors

Aerial view of fall colors in Marquette county

Autumn brings a glorious array of colors to Marquette County. The aerial view above shows County Road 510 and the Dead River with the surrounding forests vibrant with fall foliage. Become a graduate student at NMU by applying today. On campus and online programs are available.

Essential Facts for New Graduate Students


Students in winter

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

December graduation thesis deadline: November 14, 2014
May graduation thesis deadline: April 3, 2015

If you have questions, contact thesis@nmu.edu

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Thesis Information

Online Thesis Submission

Recent NMU Theses

Graduate Student Association
Professional Development Conference
Saturday, October 18 at NMU

See the full schedule and RSVP
by October 1.

Professional Development Conference

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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 (apoe@nmu.edu) for information.

Key Dates

  • NMU Calendars
  • Nov. 14 -- Deadline for written final projects for fall graduation
  • 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