Eastern Michigan University

In 1849, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan formally paved the way for the establishment of Michigan State Normal School, with the exclusive purposes of instructing persons in the art of teaching; providing a good common school education; and giving instruction in the mechanic arts, husbandry, agricultural chemistry and the laws of the United States.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (21)
Arts, Design & Architecture (16)
Social Sciences (16)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (14)
Humanities (13)
Business & Management (7)
Medicine & Health (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)



Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world.


The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school.


Eastern Michigan University recognizes that developing a research agenda requires resources and support. Research development is supported by:

  • Provost's Internal Research Awards
  • ORDA Workshops and Services
  • Consultation with ORDA research development and pre-award officers


Student services

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs integrates curricular and co-curricular components to improve the academic performance of our students and the quality of academic and non-academic experiences at Eastern Michigan University. Led by Provost Kim Schatzel and her leadership team, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs is committed to providing our students with the programs and services they need for optimal success, and supporting our faculty in their teaching, scholarship, and service activities.

Library services


  • Audiovisual - viewing and locating audiovisual materials
  • Borrowing - holds, loan periods, returns, and more
  • Rooms - room reservations, group study rooms, faculty rooms
  • Course Reserves - print & media reserves
  • Library Building Services - fax, IT, Holman Success Center, photocopiers, and more

ICT services

The Division of Information Technology supports students, faculty, and staff by providing information technologies that align teaching, learning, scholarly/creative activities, and administrative services with the University's mission.Lab users can expect to receive basic assistance with logging in/out of computers, locating available software, printing, and saving files.

Medical services

University Health Services (UHS) provides high quality, accessible, affordable health care for Eastern Michigan University students, faculty and staff.Clinic services provided include:

  • Evaluation and Treatment of Illnesses
  • Preventative health & physical examinations
  • Travel Health Clinic
  • Immigration (I-693) Physicals
  • Women’s Health Services
  • Transgender Health Services
  • TB Testing & Immunizations
  • etc.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus Life offers student-centered learning, development and involvement activities that challenge and support the unique gifts, needs, experiences and interests of our students, our professional staff members and members of the broader campus community.

Sports facilities

  • Indoor Practice Facility
  • Oestrike Stadium
  • Wasik Tennis Complex
  • Varsity Field

Student clubs

Programs & Workshops:

  • Fajita Fest
  • Winter Fest
  • Move-in Magic
  • Solar


  • Visual Arts Education, MA
  • Biology for Secondary Education, Baccalaureate
  • Professional Chemistry, Baccalaureate
  • Chemistry for Secondary Education, Baccalaureate
  • General Historic Preservation, MS
  • History/Geography - Secondary Education, Baccalaureate

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States