Programmatic Accreditations, Authorizations & Licensure Requirements

Programmatic Accreditation 

Northern's institutional accreditation assures that overall, the University meets the highest standards as an institution of higher education. In addition to accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, many specific programs of study are also accredited by external agencies. 

A list of all agencies that accredit NMU is available on the Academic Affairs Accreditations webpage.


State Licensure Requirements

Some programs at NMU are designed to lead to professions that require licensure. These academic programs prepare students to meet Michigan requirements. For some professions, different states have different licensure requirements. Northern has assembled information about other states' licensing bodies on the States Licensure page.