Academic Colleges

​​​​​​College of Business Administration
Dean Charles Crespy
Applied Business Studies Complex 250

More than 4,000 students are enrolled in CBA courses, pursuing careers in a variety of areas ranging from entrepreneurship, accounting and business information systems to marketing and hospitality. CMU’s College of Business Administration offers the sixth best online MBA program according to U.S. News and World Report and has the nation’s leading SAP University Alliance Program.

College of Communication and Fine Arts
Dean Janet Hethorn​
Moore Hall 129

Music, dance, theater, public relations, broadcasting and journalism are just a few of the academic offerings in CMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts. The faculty and staff offer high-quality programs in a learning environment that fosters creativity and real-world experience. In addition to training tomorrow’s communicators, CCFA-produced concerts, recitals, film festivals, art exhibits and lectures offer a world-class cultural experience for campus and community alike.

College of Education and Human Services
Dean Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
EHS Building 426

The CMU College of Education and Human Services prepares students for careers that will enhance the lives of others. Graduates go on to successful careers as teachers, school administrators, counselors, event planners, recreation leaders, designers of the clothes we wear, or designers of the homes and buildings where we live and work.

College of Graduate Studies
Dean David Ash
Foust Hall 104

CMU has offered graduate degrees for nearly 50 years. It provides more than 70 degree options at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. The College of Graduate Studies is your advocate for your graduate education. Whether it’s a question about admissions or the awarding of certificates and degrees, our staff is eager to help.

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
Interim Dean Thomas J. Masterson, Jr.
Health Professions Building 2217

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions offers students a challenging, vibrant and diverse learning community, rich in clinical experiences, internships, research and community outreach. A national leader in a variety of health professions, CMU graduates students with physician assistant, physical therapy, audiology, speech-language pathology and athletic training degrees.

College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dean Pamela Gates
Anspach Hall 106

The CMU College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences houses a variety of academic programs. Students prepare for careers ranging from political science, English and history to social work, neuroscience and psychology. CHSBS programs add value to all areas of study by cultivating the understanding and skills necessary for living and working in a complex and changing world.

College of Medicine
Dean George Kikano, MD​
CMED Building 2405B

The CMU College of Medicine is the newest addition to the university’s academic community and only the 137th medical school in the country. The inaugural class of 64 future doctors began their studies in August 2013. The College of Medicine, created to address a growing shortage of doctors, is focused on preparing physicians dedicated to practicing in some of the most medically underserved communities in central and northern Michigan.

College of Science and Technology
Dean Ian Davison
Engineering and Technology Building 200

The CMU College of Science and Technology offers areas of study that take you from the depths of the Great Lakes and oceans to the farthest corners of the universe. Biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, meteorology and computer science are just a few of the academic offerings. All programs feature advanced equipment for learning and research whether it’s the Newtonian/Cassegrain reflector telescope in the CMU observatory or a 38-foot research vessel housed at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island. ​​

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