Graduate Degree Programs
Northern Michigan University offers 28 graduate programs in 12 disciplines, ranging from quick-to-earn graduate certificates to a doctoral degree. Students also have the option of customizing a degree by combining courses from two or more of our master’s programs.
We offer a variety of in-person, hybrid or online programs to fit your lifestyle. Online learners will benefit from in-state tuition rates, wherever they reside.
Full-time graduate students (8 or more credits) also qualify to receive a laptop computer.
The faculty at Northern Michigan University share your curiosity, your drive, your empathy, your sense of perfection.
Your graduate education is a partnership and one where you will never feel alone or unsupported. At NMU, you will discover an intimate learning community of close professional relationships with your professors and fellow students, and a tight-knit local community where your research or internships may take place.
For a list of required and elective courses, click on your degree program name.
"Passion and hard work determine success more than luck or brains."
I am passionate about discovery, about using computers to understand how the world works, about eliciting the essential algorithms by which complexity emerges and grows in natural and human systems, and in creating the first open-ended computation that continuously learns, evolves, and improves.
Dr. Jeff Horn, Computer Science
Get Started with Graduate School
There are many ways to help fund your advanced degree and make your dreams reality:
• More than 100 graduate assistantships are available, which cover tuition and include a stipend of $10,800 per academic year. These may involve teaching, research or administrative work.
• NMU also offers graduate-student focused scholarships, grants, fellowships and support for conference travel.
• Degree-seeking graduate students are eligible for loans through the federal Direct Loan program.
• Take advantage of our installment plan to spread your tuition payments over the semester.
The staff of Graduate Studies and Research is here to support your master's adventure, with research guidance, compliance and presentations; advice on applying for grants and fellowships; tips for preparing your thesis; or providing answers to your everyday questions.
Here are some helpful resources. Check out our website for more information.
New Graduate Student Resources
Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements
Global Campus (online only programs)