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From the moment you stepped onto our campus, your success became our top priority. Our primary goal is to give you the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to succeed in life, both professionally and personally.

You have joined a diverse community of learners who believe in the power of education to transform lives and the world. Our faculty, staff and administrators are here to provide you with a positive learning experience in a welcoming, supportive environment.

While you’re here, you’ll take classes in state-of-the-art classrooms, learn from faculty who are experts in their fields and engage in hands-on learning. We are among only 5 percent of U.S. universities in the highest two Carnegie research classifications. Use this bulletin to explore the many educational opportunities offered here at CMU.

On our campus, you’ll meet people who share your passions and explore new ones in one of nearly 400 student organizations. Our nationally recognized leadership and volunteer programs will help you learn more about yourself and direct your talents to make a difference in your community.

We focus on critical thinking and problem-solving, skills that make CMU graduates attractive to top employers. We have been recognized by employers such as Ford Motor Co., Quicken Loans and Fiat Chrysler as top recruiting universities. We emphasize real-world experience you’ll need to take the next steps on your journey.

When you complete your degree, you’ll join a worldwide network of more than 225,000 proud alumni. As you continue your educational journey, thank you for considering CMU.


Robert O. Davies, Ph.D.



From Graduate Studies ...


Welcome to new and returning graduate students at Central Michigan University. We would like to encourage potential students to consider one of our many outstanding programs at the graduate certificate, master and doctoral levels.

An advanced degree is increasingly required for jobs that lead to professionally and financially rewarding careers. CMU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral research university and is one of America’s 100 largest universities. Located in the classic college town of Mount Pleasant, CMU offers a friendly, safe and accessible campus.

Almost every academic department in CMU’s seven colleges offers at least one master's degree in addition to interdisciplinary programs. Doctoral degrees include Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Earth and Ecosystem Science; Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Health Administration, History, Mathematical Sciences; Neuroscience; Physics, Psychology; Science of Advanced Materials; and Statistics and Analytics. Professional degrees include a Master of Arts in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Addiction Counseling; Master of Business Administration; a Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics; and a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology, as well as doctorates in Audiology, Physical Therapy and Medicine.

In addition to our on-campus programs, CMU serves students across the U.S. and around the world, either online or at one of more than 45 off-campus locations. This includes our most popular program, the Master of Science in Administration, with concentrations such as Engineering Management, Human Resources Administration and Public Administration.

Beyond the classroom, the CMU experience includes hands-on research opportunities, outdoor recreation, Division I sports teams that have won 40 Mid-American Conference championships in the past decade, and nearly 400 student organizations.

As you use this Graduate Studies Bulletin to explore all the details related to graduate school, please know that help is only a phone call or e-mail away. From our offices, to the graduate coordinator of your program, to your faculty thesis-supervisor for research-based programs, we’re here to support you.

Thank you for choosing CMU. Our senior administration, graduate staff and, most importantly, hundreds of outstanding faculty members are dedicated to guiding you through this stage of your education. In return, you’ll take away a valuable graduate degree and lasting, fond memories of your experience as a Chippewa.