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All applicants to a graduate program at NMU must:

  1. Complete an NMU application for admission
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  3. Pay a $50 application fee

Be sure to review the specific additional requirements for admission to your program of interest. Some programs require additional materials such as test scores, recommendation letters or an essay.

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    International Graduate Students

    Our College of Graduate Studies & Research staff work closely with our International Programs Office to provide international students with the answers they need. Visit our international graduate admissions page for step-by-step instructions. 

    Admissions Events

    Review our list of admissions events for prospective students. Virtual and in-person campus visits and informational sessions are available to provide you with the help you need depending on where you are in the application process. 

    Program-Specific Graduate Admission Requirements

    For additional admissions requirements by program of interest, select a program from the list below. Each will list the additional application requirements, the program curriculum, and link to the department information. 

    Click here for Admission Policies & Procedures

    Note: A graduate student's record remains open for three years from the date of last enrollment unless the student graduates, withdraws, or is dismissed. Graduate students who no longer have active student status must reactivate their files by completing another admission application before enrolling in graduate courses.

    Applications from undergraduate students who have yet to complete course work for their bachelor's degree will only be processed if the student is in his/her final semester of undergraduate course work. Transcripts from the university that he/she currently attends should not be sent until that time. Admission to graduate programs for these students will be on a conditional basis, and the student will be required to furnish a final transcript for their undergraduate work once their final grades and bachelor's degree is conferred and listed on that transcript. The final transcript will be reviewed by the NMU academic department in which the student has conditionally been admitted, and if acceptable, the student's admission status will be changed to regular status.

    College of Graduate Studies and Research
    401 Cohodas Hall
    1401 Presque Isle Avenue
    Marquette, MI  49855

    (906) 227-2300
    Fax: (906) 227-2315

    Applications will be processed on a rolling basis unless restricted by departmental guidelines.

    NMU's Cohodas Hall building