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Continue Your Story at NMU

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. Which program will you choose?


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Experiential, Hands-On Learning

Our programs are designed to engage you in an active faculty-student exchange of ideas and to provide you with extensive hands-on learning and high-caliber research opportunities. Faculty members challenge and support students to deliver their top performance, enabling students to get the most out of their graduate school experience. When students complete their programs, they are prepared to take the next step in their professional careers.


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Master's in Computer Science

NMU's Master's in Computer Science will prepare students to advance in their careers, leg up in the industry, or enter a PhD program. With far-reaching impact, a degree in computer science will open the door to a wide variety of career paths, including post-secondary teaching and industry. Students choose between a thesis or a capstone, with focus areas including: 

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming Languages
  • Theory
  • Networking

Now accepting applications! 



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Athletic Training or Exercise Science

Athletic Training: Offered in both a 76 credit-hour Master of Science program and an NMU 3+2 program with an undergraduate degree in sports science, NMU's athletic training degree prepares students for the National Board of Certification Exam in athletic training and for entry into the profession.

Exercise Science: This program is for students with undergraduate backgrounds in athletic training, biological sciences, dietetics, health, nursing, physical education, physiology or physical therapy. The program aims to provide a working knowledge of the physiological and biomechanical aspects of human movement and exertion.


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NMU's small online classes allow candidates to come to know other education professionals from around the state, the country and the world, working in varied disciplines and grade levels. The online delivery method supports our candidates -- most of whom are current teachers -- in pursuing an advanced degree or endorsement while also working full-time. 

  • Educational Administration and Supervision MAED
  • EdS program
  • Learning Disabilities MAED
  • Educational instruction MAE
  • Ready and Writing Specialist
  • Early Childhood MA
  • EC Endorsement
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There is no single trait that makes a graduate student successful. For me, working hard, learning from mistakes, and building a strong support group were major parts of my success. As a graduate student you have to be diligent, willing to dive deeply into you work, and never cut corners. Be open to criticism and learn from your mistakes. Surround yourself with a strong support group like friends, family, classmates, and professors, to make sure you have people to talk to when you're struggling with the burdens of school, work, and life.

Madeline Reschke

Master of Business Administration