Fall semester begins

Studying on Sugarloaf Mountain

Fall semester classes began on Monday, August 25. Lake Superior and the wooded areas surrounding NMU provide many spectacular backgrounds for study sessions. Apply today to take a class or start on your master's degree at Northern Michigan University. Online 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

Assistantships

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

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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. starting September 8 in 2806 West Science. Contact Andrew Poe (apoe@nmu.edu) for information.

Key Dates

  • NMU Calendars
  • Aug. 25 -- First day of fall classes
  • Sep. 1 -- Labor Day - NMU closed
  • 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