Graduate Admissions

Send your transcripts to graduate@nmu.edu.  

If the institution only sends hard copy transcripts, have them mailed to

NMU College of Graduate Studies
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

You can check the status of your admissions application at Application Status Check. Please note that it takes up to 10 days to process admissions documents.

No. 

Yes, there is a $50 application fee. 

You can check the application deadline of your program here

You can check the status of your admissions application here

Absolutely! You can register for a campus visit here. Campus visits can be virtual or in-person.

Financial Aid

You can find more information on graduate tuition here.

You can find more information on graduate tuition here.

You can find more information on graduate tuition here.

You can find more information on graduate tuition here.

Applications for donor-funded scholarships open every Winter semester. Find more information here.

Applications for donor-funded scholarships open every Winter semester. Find more information here.

International students cannot apply for Federal Student Aid. Graduate assistantships may be available. Check here for more information and to see any open positions. 

There is no guaranteed funding for graduate school. 

There are grants and scholarships that graduate students can apply for. You can find more information on grants and scholarships relating to financial aid here, and information on research grants here.

To be eligible for Federal Student Aid, students must fill out the FAFSA.

International Students

Yes, all prospective international students must pay the $50 application fee. 

Yes, proof of English proficiency is required if you are from a non-English speaking country. You can do this in several ways. Please see this page for more information.

There is no guaranteed funding for international students. 

Housing

There is limited on-campus housing for graduate students. Please see the housing website for more information. 

There are many rentals in Marquette and the surrounding areas. NMU has a list of off-campus housing here.

No, you are responsible for finding your own housing. 

There are a few Facebook groups where you can find other students looking for roommates in the Marquette area. If you are living on-campus, there is a roommate match system. 

Help Desk/IT

Yes. You can find more information about this through the Help Desk

Academics

You need to be enrolled in 8 credit hours to be considered a full-time student. Find more information here

Graduate assistants can take up to 8 credits per semester. 

Find more information about academic and retention standards here.

Check the NMU Academic Calendar for class start dates and break information. 

You can register for classes through MyNMU, under the student services tab. 

Speak with your academic advisor if there is an elective you would like to take that is not within your graduate program. 

Graduate Assistant Positions

A Graduate Assistant position is a paid position for graduate students at NMU. Find more information about GA positions here

You can find current GA position openings here

Find more information about applying for GA positions here

Find more information about GA benefits here

GAs can hold several different positions on campus. You can learn more about these positions here.

GAs are expected to work 20 hours per week. You can find more information about GA expectations here.