Graduate Student Resources

graduate students at december 2017 graduation
Graduate Students at the Decemeber 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Graduate Student Opportunities

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You can now register for all 2019 ICPSR Summer Program courses!
Founded in 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Participants in the ICPSR Summer Program learn how to understand data and gain valuable research skills that help them to advance their education and careers. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
In 2019, the ICPSR Summer Program is offering more than 80 courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and 8 other cities across the US, Canada, and Europe. To view our full schedule and register, visit
Four-Week Sessions
An immersive learning experience unlike anything else, our four-week sessions allow you to focus on developing new methodological tools while building a community of friends, collaborators, mentors, and future colleagues. Our four-week courses cover introductory, intermediary, and advanced instruction in almost every area of methodology. Our four-week sessions also feature supplemental lectures and talks on important professional topics, such as data reproducibility, research transparency, and methodological issues related to the study of race, ethnicity, and gender. Our four-week sessions take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan; in 2019, the First Session runs from June 24 to July 19, and the Second Session runs from July 22 to August 16.
Short Workshops
For those wanting to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the ICPSR Summer Program will offer more than 40 short workshops from May through August in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities around the world. The 2019 short workshop schedule includes a wide range of courses, from introductory-level material to advanced, cutting-edge statistical techniques, as well as workshops on machine learning, qualitative and mixed methods, data science and data management, and more topics.
Most ICPSR scholarships provide a registration fee waiver for the Summer Program’s four-week sessions. Also, in 2019, ICPSR has expanded its Diversity Scholarships to cover incoming and continuing graduate students from under-represented groups. The application deadline for all 2019 ICPSR scholarships is Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Contact the ICPSR Summer Program at or (734) 763-7400.




2019's Three Minute Thesis Competition was a success! 

February 7th, 2019

Charcoal Room, University Center

What is Three Minute Thesis? Check out our helpful presentation. 


Remember to check out the Winter Semester's Graduate Student Workshops! Check out the workshops page for dates and times.



Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Helen and William Milliken Scholar Program is a competitive $6,000 internship that will inspire the Great Lake State’s next generation of environmental leaders.


The Helen and William Milliken Scholar Program will provide an unsurpassed practical experience to Michigan college students who aspire to honor the Milliken legacy with a successful career in environmental law, policy and/or advocacy.  Over time, we expect to see Milliken Scholars in top decision-making positions, leading Michigan to a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future.


The Basics.  Each year a Michigan college student will be selected through a competitive process.  The winner will receive a $6,000 prize and complete 400 hours of service learning with MEC. Winners may complete their 400 hours of service learning during any 16-32 week span in the 12-month period following their selection.


The service learning experience will focus on a “big idea”—an innovative policy concept or cutting edge advocacy tool—that will help restore Michigan to its once-proud place as a global leader in natural resource conservation and environmental protection.  Revolving around that “big idea,” the internship will involve:


·In-depth research and production of a written report that’s ready to be shared with the world;

·Intensive practice in policymaking processes and various forms of advocacy, including media communications, organizing and lobbying; and

·Opportunities to build relationships, receive mentoring from leaders of Michigan’s environmental community past, and present.  


The winner will be recognized along with the recipients of The William and Helen Milliken Distinguished Service Award and The Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership at the MEC Environmental Awards Celebration, which is held annually in spring or early summer.

For more information, reference this form



Webinar Series: "Getting Started in Sponsored Research"

Follow this link to access a series of six webinars to help guide you through the ins and outs of conducting informed and meaningful research. "The Getting Started in Sponsored Research webinar series is ideal for faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and residents, community members, patients and others who want to see the 30,000-foot view of sponsored research. This live webinar series is offered at no cost." Upon successful completion of the 30-min. webinars, participants will receive a certificate!


Follow this link to Career Services' list of skillbuilders, where students ca learn about honing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and more. Workshops hosted by Career Services are open to all NMU students, and last approximately one hour.


Below are links that provide information on ways to stay connected with NMU, available services and other links you might find helpful about the Marquette and campus communities. 

If you were unable to find information you were looking for, please contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you. We can be reached at 906-227-2300 or