News & Updates

Here you'll find recent news, updates, accolades, and more regarding our graduate programs, faculty, students, and alumni!

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Workshops Our office hosts a variety of workshops to help you achieve success. Check out upcoming offerings here


NMU hosted its 13th annual United Conference on September 24th and 25th, with a variety of visiting speakers and NMU's own scholars presenting on diversity. Some speakers included Dr. Kia Richmond, presenting on topics from her new book Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters, and Dr. Ari Burford, presenting on their memoir and experience of non-binary gender identity and queerness. View the full lineup here


NMU is excited to announce its new Master of Social Work (MSW) degree for the Fall! 



The NMU Grants Office will offer a workshop on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program on Monday, September 24th from 9-11am, LRC 244. The program awards a stipend and tuition for three years of graduate school and is open to outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines pursuing or planning ot pursue accredited research-based master's and doctoral degrees at US institutions. Food, beverages, and application information will be provided to those who RSVP at this link.

Thesis Workshop Invitation

Dr. Lisa Eckert, Dean of Graduate Education and Research, will present a thesis workshop on campus with a focus on policy, committee selection, and thesis preparation for all disciplines on September 17th, 2018 in LRC 224. Students writing a thesis now or in the future are encouraged to attend. RSVP for the event here

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Join us on September 20th from 11am-2pm in 401 Cohodas for refreshments and updates on what we're doing!


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Registration for NMU's second annual McNair Scholars Visitation Day ends on August 31rst. 

McNair programs and scholars are invited to attend NMU's second annual McNair Scholar Visitation Program to learn about graduate programs. Participants are invited to Marquette, MI on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14 to meet with faculty and staff to discuss their research, tour campus and find out about campus resources, and learn about the vibrant Marquette community.

Starting graduate school can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Explore our Graduate Student Welcome Page for next steps and helpful resources. 

Passages North Issues NMU's Passages North print and online literary journal names new MFA student managing editor
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NMU's Online MPA program is one of the most affordable in the nation, according to a new ranking.


Peregrinations:Walking in American Literature by Amy T. Hamilton


NMU's own Amy Hamilton, a professor in the English department, has been featured on the Chronicle of Higher Education's Weekly Book List! Follow this link to see Hamilton's Peregrinations: Walking in American Literature highlighted and depicted among scholarly books from all areas of academia.


An American Quit:Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery by Rachel May


English Professor Rachel May's An American Quilt has recently been very favorably reviewed by the New Yorker! Follow this link to see May's book depicted at the top of the New Yorker's list.


Students in an active classroom


NMU is excited to offer its upcoming Athletic Training 3+2 and graduate program, accepting applications for Summer 2019! You can learn more about the program here


Wildcat Willy Mascot in Graduate Robes

May 5th is commencement, and Wildcats will be crossing the stage in black robes with their graduate degrees! You'll be able to watch a live stream here


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NMU English MA and MFA students will be reading from their theses to friends, family, students, faculty, and community members at the Ore Dock's Community Space the last weekend of April! 


Celebration of Student Scholarship Poster


NMU graduate and undergraduate students participated in the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship this April. Take a look at programs, photos, and award winners for this and past celebrations here. Watch the presentations here!


MA Candidate Tianli Kilpatrick and Dr. Lisa Eckert

This March, NMU hosted its inaugural Three Minute Thesis competition and sent its winner, Tianli Kilpatrick, to the regional competition. Learn more about the competition and winners and watch the the recorded event here.


Stethoscope on keyboard


Our Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics began in 2018! Here are some highlights: online and hybrid courses, coursework can be applied toward MBA degree, 21% projected increase in healthcare IT positions (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Students conducting exercise research


Students in the Exercise Science Master's program have been working on a variety of compelling research, and they've uploaded videos to YouTube! Click here to take a look.