Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.
The university has two semesters per year, a fall and winter semester, and two summer sessions. NMU is one of three Michigan public universities to also serve a community college role for its region, which means the breadth of NMU’s academic programs range from one-year diplomas through a doctorate. NMU began offering its first doctoral program – the Doctor of Nursing Practice – in fall 2014. NMU’s most popular bachelor’s degrees are art and design, nursing, criminal justice, elementary education and biology. The university’s fastest growing academic areas are clinical science, biology, and the geographical and environmental sciences.
Some of the NMU degree programs to receive national or international recognition in the recent years have been art and design, business, computer science, education, English and nursing. Some unique aspects of Northern’s academic menu include being the only university to offer five national Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science accredited programs in the United States and one of three universities nationwide with both diagnostic molecular science and cytogenetics programs. NMU is one of only two Michigan universities to have an entrepreneurship major. It also has one of the few programs in the country for both ski management and wildland firefighting. Programs that boast 90 percent placement rate or higher are business, clinical sciences, engineering technology, music education, line and power technician, and theater, as well as our pre-medical and pre-dental students for professional school admittance. In fact, Northern has programs in 42 of the 50 fastest growing occupations as identified in the “Training for Michigan’s Hot Jobs” report.