Continue Your Adventure 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?


At NMUGS&R, we value community. Our community includes students, faculty & staff but also the Marquette and surrounding Upper Peninsula community. As the Graduate College of a regional comprehensive University, our relationship with the community is of utmost importance. Check out our events page or reach out for information on how you can get involved. 

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Graphic Design Inspiration

As a College, NMUGS&R takes inspiration from the cultures and surroundings that make us who we are. Our visual identity was developed in partnership with C-90 and NMU's Center for Native American Studies. 

NMU is located on the ancestral and contemporary homelands of the Anishinaabe Three Fires Confederacy. Our program pays respect to the Anishinaabe people by embracing the imagery, artistry, and ethos of the culture. 

English - Literature and the Environment

In a period of change and threats to the Earth, its resources, and its human and animal inhabitants, NMU's English department is working to build strong connections between literature, science, research, and writing. 

Choose the new concentration in Literature and the Environment for a Master's of Arts in English

Recent and upcoming Literature and the Environment courses include: 

  • Animal Studies
  • Blue Humanities
  • Cartography and Story
  • Ecocriticism and Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism
  • Green Romanticism
  • Nature Writing

Administration of Outdoor Recreation & Nature-Based Tourism

Join the fast growing field of Nature-Based tourism or level up in your current career with this low-residency program through NMU Global Campus. The Administration of Outdoor Recreation & Nature-Based Tourism (AORNBT) is designed to prepare leaders in the field of outdoor recreation. Earn this 34 credit hour degree in 2 years as a full-time online student and get stoked for a summer seminar course in beautiful Marquette, MI. 

Information Literacy and Leadership Institute

The Information Literacy and Leadership Institute is a professional development opportunity for grades 4-12 public school educators.  Its focus is on improving instruction in primary source literacy, critical information literacy, and writing across the curriculum.  The mission is to create a network of teachers who can share their success in teaching primary source and critical information literacy and writing; develop a community of instructional support; and encourage personal, and professional growth in teaching the history of the Upper Peninsula.

For more information, please take a look at the Information Literacy and Leadership Institute announcement flyer


Amy Munes conducting lab tests.

Amy Munes - Biology

"I am a non-traditional student who has worked 10 years as an avian field technician prior to attending graduate school at NMU. What initially attracted me to NMU was the steller location, but mostly, it was Alec Lindsay's robust common loon blood sample collection, his interest in conservation genetics, and I wanted to learn techniques I had never experienced before. For my graduate thesis I am looking at different factors that might impact common loon blood telomere lengths, such as methylmercury, age, and sibling status. Graduate school has been challenging but my graduate committee, classes, and the opportunity to acquire financial assistance through grants helped set me up for success. I am scheduled to graduate with my masters degree this fall."

Contact Information

College of Graduate Studies 

401 Cohodas Hall

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855


Office (906) 227-2300