Commencement Ceremony


Choose from one of our 170+ educational programs and let your adventure begin at NMU.


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With 30+ online and campus-based programs to choose from, Northern's graduate education can help you get to the next level in your professional career. You have accomplished so much already, but now it's time to really immerse yourself in your academic passion. 


Online education at NMU


Your education is ready when and where you want it. In addition to flexible learning options, online learners will receive in-state tuition rates regardless of where they reside. 

Jordan Butler, nursing major from Orlando, Florida

"When visiting during my college search, NMU felt like home which is ironic since I live so far away. Coming to NMU has been one of the best decisions of my life."

Jordan Butler

Nursing major from Orlando, Florida

Indoor Agriculture

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NMU Trustee Profile: Steve Young

June 13, 2022 — Steve Young has seen Northern Michigan University from two distinct perspectives: as a political science student and resident of Bedside Manor house on the first floor of the former Payne Hall in the mid-1970s; and as a 2019 governor’s appointee to the NMU Board of Trustees, which he currently leads as chair.

Trail-building activity

NMU Adds Outdoor Rec, Nature-Based Tourism Master's

June 6, 2022 — Northern Michigan University’s College of Graduate Studies & Research has added a new master’s degree program titled Administration of Outdoor Recreation and Nature-Based Tourism, effective this fall. The program will be delivered largely online through NMU’s Global Campus, with two in-person summer seminar courses. It is designed for individuals currently working in the parks and recreation fields who wish to advance to administrative positions, as well as prospective students interested in entering these occupations.