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Central Michigan University

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Aug, Jan, May
Fall Term: From August to December Spring Term: From January to April Summer Term: From May to August


Always open
Application deadlines: Apply by May 15 if you are beginning classes in the fall semester. Apply by October 1 to begin classes in the spring semester.


1200 S. Franklin Street Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859- USA

Location info of Central Michigan University

Variety Of Lifestyle Choices Whether you are an urban professional. A college-town type. Or, consider yourself outdoorsy. The state has something to offer every lifestyle choice. From country living to big-city life. And plenty of options in between.

Reasonable Cost Of Living And you will be happy to know. That the average cost of living in Michigan is quite reasonable. Allow me to put some numbers behind that statement. Courtesy of BestPlaces.net…

Plenty Of Fun Things To Do Indoors or out. Leisure activities are plentiful. For the outdoors enthusiast. Consider these options:

  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • Skiing
  • Ice skating
  • Snowmobiling
  • Golfing

Seasons Each of Michigan’s four seasons impacts our senses. The way it feels when a snowflake hits your face, the smell of a spring rain, the sound of waves rolling in at a Michigan beach and the overwhelming beauty of Michigan’s fall colors. Experiencing all of Michigan’s seasons is a gift with each offering its own simple pleasures. Best of all, Michiganders often get to experience all four seasons in one day.


Top Reasons to Study in Central Michigan University

  • AMONG 6% of U.S. universities in the highest two Carnegie research classifications.
  • TOP 60 undergraduate engineering programs offering a bachelor’s and a master’s, according to U.S. News and World Report.
  • THE MOST TS410: mySAP ERP-Integrated Business Processes certifications from the nation’s leading SAP University Alliance Program.
  • ONE OF ONLY 190 institutions worldwide to earn AACSB International accreditation for both business and accounting.
  • 1ST undergraduate neuroscience program in Michigan.
  • 9 OUT OF 10 graduates are employed in a field related to their major or pursuing advanced degrees within six months.
  • 227 laboratory spaces on campus.
  • 1ST recreation and event management major in Michigan.
  • THE ONLY Michigan university, and one of two in the Midwest, operating an island research station.
  • 400+ student organizations on campus
  • 1892 CMU was founded in 1892

University details

About Central Michigan University

300 top-flight undergraduate and graduate programs. 16 Division I teams. 227 labs on campus. You may wonder what awaits you here, but the better question may be: What doesn’t?

Career at Central Michigan University

The team at the Career Development Center can lend a hand in everything from choosing an area of study and potential career options to interview techniques, resume building and networking with employers.

Campus life

Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of classmates and friends. Living on campus is a great way to get involved, explore your interests and make lifelong friends

Housing Communities: As a campus resident, you’ll be part of a housing community that brings together several different residence halls or apartments. Each housing community gives you access to a residence hall director/residence director, a care advocate, and an assistant director. LEARN MORE ABOUT HOUSING COMMUNITIES

Living Learning Communities: Live in community with students who share your interests. Focusing on everything from music to engineering to public service and beyond, our living learning communities give you a built-in support system. EXPLORE LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Services and Amenities: Find the services you need to thrive. Campus living offers everything from free laundry and fitness centers to mental health services and 24-hour security. SEE OUR SERVICES AND AMENITIES

Getting Connected: Make a difference in your residence hall and beyond. By joining a community council or residence housing association, you can play an important role in setting policies and planning activities. LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED

Housing Policies: Campus residents must comply with all relevant policies and procedures. Here’s an overview of what to expect. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR POLICIES

CMU Dining: If there’s one word that sums up dining at CMU, it’s variety. From pasta and burritos to sushi and Subway, the options are fresh, tasty—and endless. EXPLORE MENUS AND LOCATIONS








International President’s Award
Students who receive the President’s Award scholarship​ will receive the resident (U.S.) tuition rate and save $8,640 per year if lower level or $9,024 per year if upper level (based on the 2022/2023 tuition rates for 24 credits per year). Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for the award.

  1. Overall GPA of 3.3 or higher (on the US 4.0 scale)
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Minimum of 30 college credit hours completed (incoming transfer students only)

International Scholar Award
Incoming freshmen who receive the Scholar Award will receive $4,000 per year for 4 years. Transfer students who receive the Scholar Award will receive $4,000 per year for 3 years. Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for the award.

  1. Overall GPA of 3.0-3.29 (on the US 4.0 scale)
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Minimum of 24 college credit hours completed (incoming transfer students only)

International Opportunity Award
Incoming freshmen who receive the Opportunity Award will receive $1,000 per year for 4 years. Transfer students who receive the Scholar Award will receive $1,000 per year for 3 years. Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for the award.

  1. Overall GPA of 2.8-2.9 (on the US 4.0 scale)
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Minimum of 24 college credit hours completed (incoming transfer students only)

Ranking & Accreditation of Central Michigan University

#One of 4 in the US and 14 institutions globally certified as a 2021-2022 Celonis Academic Center of Excellence.

#18th in the nation for the number of Gilman Scholars produced in 2021-2022.

#Recognized as one of Abound’s 2022 Top Adult Degree Programs, for our flexible classes and services, affordable courses, and range of quality programs and degrees.

#One of only two Adobe Creative Campus institutions in Michigan.

#2020 Institute of International Education’s Seal of Excellence for our commitment to increasing and diversifying the number of students in Study Abroad programs.

#Highest ranked school in Michigan, and 6th in the Midwest for highest earning females under 40 by Steppingblocks.

#Gold Level ranking from Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in 2021.

#Designated as one of the first Michigan Veteran Connectors by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

#Consistently ranked in the top 5 nationally for participation in Alternative Breaks.

#Gold STARS rated by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) through 2024.

#2020 US EPA WasteWise College/Partner of the Year.

#2021 US EPA WasteWise national narrative Sustainability Public Education Award winners.

Top Ranked Colleges and Programs

Student Accommodation at Central Michigan University


Student service fee……………………………….$450
Living expenses (includes room and board)
Books and supplies ………………………………$1,000
Holiday living expense/travel……………$750


Student service fee……………………………….$450
Living expenses (includes room and board)
Graduate ……………………………………………..$12,400
Books and supplies ………………………………$1,200
Incidentals and holiday living expense/travel ……………….$2,300
Total living expenses …………………………..$12,850

Programs at Central Michigan University


  1. Accounting
  2. Advertising
  3. Applied Business Communication
  4. Business Administration
  5. Community Development: Public Administration
  6. Economics (Business)
  7. Economics (Non-Business)
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Ergonomics Administration
  10. Finance
  11. General Business Administration: Applied Communication
  12. General Management
  13. Hospitality Services Administration
  14. Human Resource Management
  15. Information Systems
  16. Integrative Public Relations
  17. International Business
  18. Law and Economics
  19. Law and Economics (Business)
  20. Legal Studies
  21. Logistics Management
  22. Marketing
  23. Marketing: Professional Sales
  24. Personal Financial Planning
  25. Personnel Administration
  26. Purchasing & Supply Management
  27. Real Estate: Development & Finance
  28. Social Studies: Political Science for Secondary Education
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  1. Economics
  2. Information Systems
  3. Master of Business Administration
  4. Master of Entrepreneurial Ventures
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  1. Child Development
  2. Community Development: Community Services
  3. Community Development: Health Sciences
  4. Community Development: Public Administration
  5. Disability Studies & Community Inclusion
  6. Early Childhood Development & Learning
  7. Earth Science
  8. Ergonomics Administration
  9. Event Management
  10. Family Studies
  11. Fashion Merchandising and Design
  12. Interior Design
  13. Leadership
  14. Organizational Leadership
  15. Personnel Administration
  16. Recreation Therapy (Concentration)
  17. Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration
  18. Special Education
  19. Teaching Early Childhood B-3 & Early Childhood Special Education
  20. Teaching Early Childhood B-K & Special Education
  21. Teaching Grades 3-6
  22. Teaching Grades 3-6 & Special Education
  23. Teaching Grades PK-3
  24. Teaching Grades PK-6 Major
  25. Teaching PK-3 with Special Education
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  1. Apparel Product Development & Merchandising Technology
  2. Counseling
  3. Education (Community College)
  4. Education (Curriculum and Instruction)
  5. Education (Training and Development)
  6. Educational Leadership
  7. Higher Education Administration
  8. Learning, Design and Technology
  9. Master of Science in Administration
  10. Reading and Literacy (K-12)
  11. Special Education: The Master Teacher
  12. Specialist in General Educational Administration
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  1. Anthropology
  2. English Literatures, Language, and Writing
  3. English as a Second Language (ESL)
  4. English for Secondary Education
  5. Ethics, Values, and Society
  6. French
  7. Game Design Thinking
  8. German
  9. History
  10. History for Secondary Education
  11. Intergroup Relations and Justice
  12. International Relations
  13. Military Science
  14. Museum Studies
  15. Philosophy
  16. Political Science
  17. Psychology
  18. Public Administration
  19. Public Affairs
  20. Public History
  21. Public and Nonprofit Administration
  22. Religion
  23. Social Science
  24. Social Studies: Political Science for Secondary Education
  25. Social Work
  26. Sociology
  27. Sociology: Social and Criminal Justice
  28. Sociology: Youth Studies
  29. Spanish
  30. Sustainability and Environmental Policy
  31. Women and Gender Studies
  32. Youth Studies
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  1. Creative Writing
  2. Experimental Psychology
  3. History
  4. Industrial / Organizational Psychology
  5. Master of Public Administration
  6. School Psychology Specialist
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  1. Actuarial Science
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Biology for Secondary Education
  4. Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
  5. Biology: Microscopy
  6. Cartographic Design
  7. Chemistry
  8. Chemistry for Secondary Education
  9. Chemistry: Chemical Technology
  10. Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry
  11. Chemistry: Materials Chemistry
  12. Computer Engineering
  13. Computer Science
  14. Cybersecurity major
  15. Data Science
  16. Earth Science
  17. Electrical Engineering
  18. Environmental Engineering
  19. Environmental Health and Safety
  20. Environmental Science
  21. Environmental Studies
  22. Fermentation Science
  23. Geography
  24. Geography: Environmental & Land Use Planning
  25. Geography: Geographic Information Sciences
  26. Geology
  27. Industrial Engineering Technology
  28. Industrial Technology
  29. Information Technology
  30. Integrated Sciences
  31. Mathematics
  32. Mathematics for Elementary Education
  33. Mathematics for Secondary Education
  34. Mathematics: Applied Mathematics
  35. Mathematics: Pure Mathematics
  36. Mechanical Engineering
  37. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  38. Meteorology
  39. Neuroscience
  40. Physics
  41. Physics for Secondary Education
  42. Physics: Astronomy
  43. Product Design Engineering Technology
  44. Science
  45. Social Studies: Geography for Elementary Education
  46. Social Studies: Geography for Secondary Education
  47. Social Studies: History for Elementary Education
  48. Social Studies: Political Science for Secondary Education
  49. Statistics
  50. Sustainability and Environmental Policy
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  1. Applied Statistics & Analytics
  2. Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Science
  5. Engineering
  6. Geographic Information Sciences
  7. Mathematics
  8. Neuroscience
  9. Physics
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  1. Advertising
  2. Art: Animation
  3. Art: Art History
  4. Art: Graphic Design
  5. Art: Studio Art
  6. Broadcast and Cinematic Arts
  7. Cinema Arts
  8. Cinema Studies
  9. Commercial Music
  10. Communication
  11. Dance
  12. Dance Studies
  13. Health Communication
  14. Integrative Public Relations
  15. Journalism
  16. Multimedia Design
  17. Music
  18. Music (B.M.)
  19. Music Education
  20. Music Theatre
  21. Photojournalism
  22. Songwriting
  23. Theatre & Interpretation
  24. Theatre & Interpretation: Acting & Directing
  25. Theatre & Interpretation: Design & Technical Theatre
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  1. Broadcast and Cinematic Arts
  2. Communication
  3. Music Composition
  4. Music: Conducting
  5. Music: Education
  6. Music: Performance
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  1. American Sign Language
  2. Athletic Coaching
  3. Athletic Training
  4. Communication Sciences and Disorders
  5. Dietetics
  6. Environmental Health and Safety
  7. Exercise Science
  8. Health Administration
  9. Health Fitness
  10. Health and Physical Education
  11. Nutrition
  12. Physical Activity Specialist
  13. Public Health Education
  14. Public Health Minor
  15. RN-to-BSN Program
  16. Sport Management
  17. Substance Use Disorders
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  1. Athletic Training
  2. Exercise Physiology
  3. Master of Health Administration
  4. Master of Public Health
  5. Nutrition and Dietetics
  6. Physician Assistant
  7. Speech-Language Pathology
  8. Sports Administration
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