Northern Michigan University
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About the University
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.
Locations and Campuses
NMU’s physical campus is located just minutes from the shore of Lake Superior and downtown Marquette, Michigan.
Marquette is the largest city in the Upper Peninsula. Population 20,714. It is located on the south shore of Lake Superior, combining a dramatic natural wonderland of shoreline, forest and hills with a vibrant cultural community, progressive education, business and healthcare. Marquette enjoys four distinct seasons that are celebrated by a wide variety of festivals and activities throughout the year.
Residents of Marquette are known for their can-do attitude and warm friendliness. The Marquette community and Northern Michigan University are intricately intertwined, which adds to the vitality of the area and to the opportunities available to NMU students.