About the Graduate School

US News Best Online Programs BadgeEastern Michigan is a comprehensive university that offers over 150 doctoral, master’s, specialist’s, and graduate certificate programs in five academic colleges.  Our programs range from the professional and practical to the purely academic. With such a diverse range of programs, we are confident you can find your fit. 

Recognized as a Doctoral University with High Research Activity (R2), Eastern prides itself on being a large campus with a small campus feel.  Our course offerings are extensive and varied, yet our programs offer you a sense of community and connection. Our diverse student body promises a welcoming experience for everyone and encourages learning from students and faculty alike.

The graduate programs at Eastern have accomplished, nationally recognized faculty who will mentor you and guide you through your personal program of study and will help you develop, design, and implement your capstone, thesis, or dissertation project.  Faculty who have external funding from grants and contracts welcome graduate students to join their research teams in discovering solutions to important problems.


The mission of the Graduate School of Eastern Michigan University is to serve as a central resource that supports graduate studies and programming in the university; ensures the quality and integrity of graduate programs and degrees; and assists with the recruitment, support, and graduation of a diverse and accomplished graduate student body. 


  • Develop fair and transparent policies and apply them impartially and consistently
  • Support students in the removal of barriers to graduation
  • Support faculty and student professional development
  • Foster integrity and ethics in research and creative activity
  • Provide guidance to departments on program development and policy matters

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