News & Updates

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

You can also connect with us on LinkedIn to see even more updates or keep up with our Dates & Deadlines each semester. 



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

Exercise Science Faculty and Students with a Paralympian NMU School of Health and Human Performance professors Randy Jensen and Sarah Breen, along with students from the sports and exercise science programs, gave seven presentations at the recent International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports in Oxford, Ohio, making NMU the second-most productive university at the conference. Read the whole article here.
Abdul Alaqil

Inspired by a the death of a close friend at a young age, Exercise Science master's student Abdul Alaqil establishes a foundation. Read more here

NMU biology students in Zambia NMU biology students to field research in Zambia. Read the story here
NMU MFA Student Katie Belliel NMU MFA Student Katie Belliel wins MTU Travel Grant
Board meeting NMU Board of Trustees approves a master's in mathematics for Fall 2019 and a master's in speech-language pathology for summer 2021. 
Celebration of Annual Student Scholarship Join us for the 24th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Thursday, April 11th. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more and view programs and photos from previous events here.
mental illness in young adult literature "While researching a journal article on mental illness in young adult fiction, Richmond said she was shocked to discover only one book had broached the topic, and its focus was on 20th century literature. She decided a more contemporary account was warranted. Her book analyzes works published since 2000." Read more about Dr. Richmond's new book here
applying to graduate school Learn more about applying to graduate school during a special presentation at the Psychological Science Colloquia on March 29th. 
3MT Presenter Graduate and McNair students did a fantastic job during the 3MT competition. Read about the winners and what's next here
GRE logo Preparing for the Graduate Records Exam (GRE)? The GRE is a standardized test that most students are expected to take while preparing to enter a master's or doctoral program in the US or Canada. GRE Prep takes place at NMU every Monday and Thursday from 5:10-6:00 in Jamrich 2317. Contact Dr. Andrew Poe ( for more information.

Competition open to students actively enrolled in a graduate program and presenting original research. Learn more here

The NMU 2019 competition will also include presentations by McNair Scholars.

MBA @ NMU Fee-free MBA application! Apply before May 1, 2019 to have your MBA application fee waived. Visit the MBA website for details.
December commencement 2018 Commencement is coming up on December 15th! If you can't make it to the Superior Dome, you'll be able to watch a live stream here
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Check out NMU's new podcast, Something Curious!

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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

social work students


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


grants office workshop


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!


Delft Theater Sign

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.

new graduate student guide

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
Best Value Schools Most Affordable


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


Ore dock photograph


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.