Graduate Studies

A higher level of learning.
Take your education to the next level and boost your career potential through a graduate program at Northern State University.

Whether you’re moving directly from an undergraduate to a graduate program or you're a professional looking to advance your education, Northern is the place for you. With many of our programs offered online, you'll have the flexibility to earn your degree on your time. For information on tuition and costs, click here. Questions? Reach out today via email or request more information!

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Music teacher teaching elementary students
A program that fits teachers' needs

Mallory Scott had to keep her busy schedule in mind when she was looking to take courses required to maintain her teaching certificate. Scott, music specialist at May Overby Elementary School, wanted a program that worked with her schedule and also applied to her career.

Enter Northern State University’s Master of Music Education program.

“The MME program was just starting, and in looking into the program, it looked accessible while I still taught full time,” said Scott, who also earned her undergraduate degree at NSU. “The online portions allowed me to work on my coursework when I could, and the on-campus portions were conveniently scheduled during the summer.”

Her experience is exactly what the program was created to achieve.

“What we wanted to do was to help teachers while they were teaching,” said NSU Associate Professor of Music Dr. Timothy Woods. “We wanted to improve their skills and continue their scholarship and become better at who and what they were.”

Learn more about the NSU MME Program.