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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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"It is the faculty and staff that truly set NMU apart. These professionals are truly devoted to their students' success and are as invested in their students as the students are in their studies"

Chloe MacBeth

Master of Public Administration

Graduate Program Spotlight


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Master of Public Administration

An MPA degree is ideal for students seeking a career in public service or nonprofit management. Students benefit from an interdisciplinary approach, learning from numerous areas of expertise and diverse perspectives, including business, criminal justice, communications, political science and education. 

  • Offered 100% online
  • Concentrations are available in criminal justice administration, human resource administration, state and local government or public management
  • Dynamic internship opportunities 
  • Choose a thesis or project



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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