Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Eastern Michigan University is one of fifteen state-supported institutions of higher learning in Michigan. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business, and many other accrediting agencies. Founded in 1849 as the first normal school west of the Allegheny Mountains, it remains among the top producers of education personnel in the U.S. In the past fifty years, EMU has become increasingly diversified and now consists of five Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Technology. The University emphasizes excellent teaching, applied research, and community service. More than 100 student organizations are available on campus as well as a student newspaper, two radio stations, and a television studio. EMU is a member of the NCAA Division I and competes in all major sports in the Mid-American Conference.

Total enrollment at EMU is approximately 24,300 students, including about 5,600 graduate students. About 60 percent are women. Students come from forty-two states and ninety countries, but most are residents of southeast Michigan. The University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for fostering a favorable climate for diversity.

The Location and Community
Ypsilanti is located in southeast Michigan, 15 minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, 35 miles west of Detroit, and 8 miles east of Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan. The regional economy is exceptionally strong, anchored by the auto industry but increasingly diversified with high-technology firms. Schools, health care, entertainment, parks, and recreational opportunities are outstanding.

Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) offers programs of study leading to more than eighty graduate degrees, including the Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Fine Arts, specialist's, Ph.D., and Ed.D. as well as graduate and advanced graduate certificates in a variety of fields. A complete list of degree and certificate programs is found at the end of this summary.

Facilities & Resources
Eastern Michigan's Halle Library, a state-of-the-art "cybrary," houses more than 600,000 volumes (more than 350,000 of which are stored in the Automated Retrieval Collection), more than 100,000 bound periodicals, 200,000 government documents, more than 50,000 maps, 665,000 microforms, and more than 6,500 videotapes and music CDs and subscribes to more than 4,300 journals. Computing facilities include a DEC VAX cluster mainframe system, and there are numerous computer labs on campus for student use in addition to specialized computer facilities in most departments.

All of the departments and programs have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to support the students' fields of study. These range from research-quality Fourier Transform IR, UV, and visible spectrophotometers in the chemistry department; a fully equipped, 10-inch f/14 apochromatic refractor telescope for the study of astronomy; and an electron microscopy and photomicrography suite in the biology department to 200 computers and designated spaces for work in such areas as robotics and cluster computing in the computer science department to a counseling/reading/speech and hearing clinic to support studies in those areas of education and psychology.

There are also many organized research units at EMU. These include the Centers for Corporate Training, one of the leading University-based training operations in the nation, which comprises more than 100 program offerings for hundreds of major national and international companies; the Center for Environmental Information Technologies and Applications, an applied GIS research unit; the Center for Research Support; Coatings Research Institute and its affiliated NSF Center for Coatings Research; High Power Laser Laboratory; Institute for Community and Regional Development, which links faculty members and students to communities to address specific public-service needs; Institute for Diversity and Business Services, which provides practical assistance to minority businesses and communities; Institute for the Study of Children, Families, and Communities; the Linguist (international linguistics Web site dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis); Microbiology Research Facility; Molecular Biology Research Facility; National Institute for Consumer Education; Textiles Research and Training Institute; and the Urban Water Research Consortium.

Expenses and Aid
Graduate tuition and fees for residents is $390 per credit hour and for nonresidents, $688. General and technical fees are $35 per credit hour; various other fees may apply to specific programs.

Financial Aid:
Most full-time students receive some form of financial aid. The Graduate School administers scholarships, fellowships, and assistantship programs. Stipends vary by program. Assistantships also include full tuition and fees, free parking, faculty library privileges, and a bookstore discount. For information on need-based aid, applicants should contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Housing/Living Expenses:
Double rooms in residence halls (with twenty meals a week) cost $6,850. Single rooms are also available.

How to Apply
The Graduate School's fall application deadline is May 15 (February 15 for students applying for financial aid), but individual programs may have different dates. Applicants are advised to contact specific programs directly for deadlines. The graduate application can be accessed online. All undergraduate transcripts are required; these, as well as any required standardized test scores, should be obtained well in advance of the deadline. An application fee of $35 must accompany the application.

International Students
The Office of International Students extends a hand of welcome to all International students pursuing their educational goals at Eastern Michigan University. Concerned, responsible and professional staff assists students in any matter, including orientation, legal advice (immigration), academic, financial, employment and personal concerns. Personnel also provide help with the preparation of documents needed to maintain favorable status in this country.

The office serves as a consultant to faculty and staff on international student affairs and act as a catalyst for the development of various international connections in the University and/or community to promote international education and understanding. It initiates enhancement programs such as cross-cultural activities on and off campus.

Who to Contact
Office of Graduate Admissions
400 Pierce Hall
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197



Graduate Programs

• Art: Art Education (M.A.), Studio Art (M.F.A.), Studio Art (M.A.).

• Biology: Community College Teaching (M.S.), Ecosystem (M.S.), General Biology (M.S.), Molecular/Cellular Biology (M.S.), Physiology (M.S.), Water Resources (Certificate).

• Chemistry: Chemistry (M.S.).

• Communications and Theater Arts: Arts Administration (M.A.), Communication (M.A.), Interpretation/Performance Studies (M.A.), Drama/Theater for the Young (M.A.), Drama/Theater for the Young (M.F.A.), Theater Arts (M.A.).

• Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence (Certificate), Computer Science (M.S.).

• Economics: Applied Economics (M.A.), Economics (M.A.), Health Economics (M.A.), International Economics and Development (M.A.), Trade and Development (M.A.).

• English Language and Literature: Children's Literature (M.A.), Creative Writing (M.A.), English Linguistics (M.A.), Literature (M.A.), Written Communication (M.A.).

• Foreign Languages and Bilingual Studies: French (M.A.), German (M.A.), German for Business Practices (Certificate), Hispanic Language and Culture (Certificate), Language and International Trade (M.A.), Spanish (M.A.), Spanish Bilingual/Bicultural Education (M.A.), TESOL (Certificate, M.A.).

• Geography and Geology: Geographic Information Systems (M.S.), Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (M.S.), Geographic Information Systems-Planning (M.S.), Geography (M.A.), Heritage Interpretation and Tourism (M.S.), Historic Preservation (Certificate, M.S.), Historic Preservation Administration (M.S.), Historic Preservation Planning (M.S.), Urban and Regional Planning (M.S.), Water Resources (Certificate).

• History and Philosophy: Advanced State and Local History (Certificate), History (M.A.), Social Science (M.A.), Social Science and American Culture (M.L.S.)., State and Local History (Certificate).

• Mathematics: Applied Statistics (M.A.), Math-Computer Science (M.A.), Math Education (M.A.), Mathematics (M.A.).

• Music: Choral Music (M.A.), Music Education (M.A.), Music Performance (M.A.), Music Theory/Literature (M.A.), Piano Pedagogy (M.A.).

• Physics and Astronomy: General Science (M.S.), Physics (M.S.), Physics Education (M.S.).

• Political Science: Public Administration (M.P.A.).

• Psychology: Clinical Behavioral Psychology (M.S.), Clinical Psychology (M.S., Ph.D.), Psychology (M.S.).

• Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology: Criminology and Criminal Justice (M.A.), Sociology (M.A.), Sociology-Family Specialty (M.A.).

• Women's Studies: Women's Studies (M.L.S.).


• Master of Science Degrees: Accounting, Human Resource and Organizational Development, Information Systems.

• Graduate Business Programs: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). Program specializations in Computer Information Systems, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Nonprofit Management, Supply-Chain Management.

• Graduate Certificates: Accounting-Financial and Operational Controls, Accounting-Taxation, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing Management, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Development, Quality Management, Supply-Chain Management.


• Teacher Certification: Provisional Teacher Certificate-Elementary, Professional Teacher Certificate-Elementary, Provisional Teacher Certificate-Secondary, Professional Teacher Certificate-Secondary.

• Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Adapted Physical Education (M.S.), Physical Education-Pedagogy (M.S.), Sports Medicine-Biomechanics (M.S.), Sports Medicine-Corporate Fitness (M.S.), Sports Medicine-Exercise Physiology (M.S.).

• Leadership and Counseling: College Student Personnel (M.A.), Community Counseling (M.A.), School Counseling (M.A.), Leadership (Sp.A., M.A., Ed.D.).

• Special Education: Administration and Supervision (Sp.A.), Curriculum Development (Sp.A.), Emotionally Impaired (M.A.), General (M.A.), Hearing Impaired (M.A.), Individualized Instruction (Sp.A.), Learning Disabilities (M.A.), Mentally Impaired (M.A.), Physically and Otherwise Health Impaired (M.A.), Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.), Visually Impaired (M.A.).

• Teacher Education: Curriculum and Instruction (M.A.), Early Childhood Education (M.A.), Elementary Education (M.A.), Development and Personality (M.A.), Educational Media and Technology (M.A., Certificate), Educational Psychology Research and Evaluation (M.A.), Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies (M.A.), Middle-Level Education (M.A.), Reading (M.A.), Secondary Education (M.A.), Teaching for Diversity (M.A.).


• Associated Health Professions: Clinical Research Administration (Certificate), Occupational Therapy (M.O.T., M.S.).

• Human, Environmental, and Consumer Resources: Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising (M.S.), Hotel and Restaurant Management (M.S.), Human Nutrition (M.S.), Interior Design (M.S.).

• Nursing: Adult Nursing Practitioner (Certificate), Nursing (M.S.N.), Teaching in Health-Care Systems (Certificate).

• Social Work: Gerontology (Certificate), Dementia (Certificate), Family and Children's Services (M.S.W.), Mental Health and Chemical Dependency (M.S.W.), Services to the Aging (M.S.W.).


• Business and Technology Education: Business Education (M.B.E.), Industrial-Vocational Education (M.S.), Information Security (Certificate), Legal Administration (Certificate), Technology Education (M.S.).

• Industrial Technology: CAD/CAM (M.S.), Construction (M.S.), Engineering Management (M.S.), Quality (M.S.), Quality Technology (Certificate).

• Interdisciplinary Technology: Information Security (M.L.S.), Interdisciplinary Technology (M.L.S.), Polymer Technology (M.S.).

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