About & Mission

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Graduate education can help you get to the next level in your professional career. Our programs are designed to engage you in an active faculty-student exchange of ideas and to provide you with extensive hands-on learning and high-caliber research opportunities. Faculty members challenge and support students to deliver their top performance, enabling students to get the most out of their graduate school experience. When students complete their programs, they are prepared to take the next step in their professional careers. 

View our Mission Statement, learn about our history, or meet the office.

 

Mission Statement

The Office of Graduate Education and Research at Northern Michigan University encourages an education that

  1. Upgrades professional competence by providing programs designed to train for careers in a wide variety of areas

  2. Prepares individuals for advanced academic work, particularly in the academic disciplines

  3. Provides research opportunities such that the student becomes knowledgeable regarding research techniques and participates actively in research

  4. Serves the unique needs of students by providing post-baccalaureate educational opportunities for individuals and groups at convenient geographic locations and times

  5. Serves the university and the student by

    1. Providing a synergy between undergraduate and graduate student learning and faculty research

    2. Contributing to the provision of a cost-effective education that enhances learning and career opportunities for future success in both the realm of the discipline and society's ever-evolving demands

 

Meet The Office

Lisa Eckert 

Interim Dean of Graduate Education

leckert@nmu.edu

906-227-1291

Heather Pickett

Director of McNair Scholars Program

hpickett@nmu.edu

906-227-2538

 

 

Erica Goff

Director of Grants & Contracts

efranich@nmu.edu

906-227-2456

Kristin Beck

Assistant Director of Grant Development/ Training Coordinator

krbeck@nmu.edu

906-227-1893

Hayli Cox

Graduate Admissions Counselor

hcox@nmu.edu

906-227-1048

Lindsay Haukkala

Coordinator of McNair Scholars Program

lhaukkal@nmu.edu

906-227-2560

Helen Bicigo

Executive Secretary

hbicigo@nmu.edu

906-227-2317

Janelle Taylor

Principal Secretary

jantaylo@nmu.edu

906-227-1407

Katie Joseph

Graduate Administrative Assistant 

kjoseph@nmu.edu

Caroline Compton

Student Worker

 

 

 

Your Future Is Bright!

 

 

 

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