Winter semester registration begins Friday, October 31

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Are you ready for snow and the winter semester? Winter classes begin on Monday, January 12 and there is still time to apply for most programs or as a non-degree seeking student. See course schedule information to select your next class and be ready to sign up on October 31 at 12:30 p.m. 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

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

If you have questions, contact

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Thesis Information

Online Thesis Submission

Recent NMU Theses

Winter 2015
Schedule of Courses

Review the .pdf schedule for next semester
and choose your next classes.

Apply Now

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.

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