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Northern Michigan University

Department of English

Marquette, MI


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Northern Michigan University


Northern Michigan University / Department of English is located in Marquette, MI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Literature
Master of Arts (MA) Writing
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) Theater
(Graduate Certificate) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
Master of Arts (MA) Pedagogy

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Capstone project: thesis, practicum or portfolio (for MA); thesis (for MFA)
Other Advanced Degrees 1 Foreign Language



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported No
Winter deadline February 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline March 17th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; bachelor's degree in English or minimum of 30 credit hours in undergraduate English; statement of purpose; resume; critical essay; 3 letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Modern Arabic literature, British literature (medieval to contemporary), postcolonial literature, Native and African-American literature, creative writing, critical theory, pedagogy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855-5301
United States
Contact Lynn Domina
Phone: 906-227-2711