Welcome Future Graduate Student!
Graduate students choose Grand Valley State University to further their education because they know the superb instruction, innovative research, and high-tech facilities will give them a competitive edge. Plus, they appreciate having The Graduate School's tailored attention and support.
Grand Valley graduate students range from working professionals attending school part-time to full-time students living on campus. Despite their diverse backgrounds, all are focused on pursuing knowledge, developing new skills, and advancing in their careers — making student-to-student interaction and networking a very rewarding part of our graduate programs.
Top Graduate Programs
The world is changing in unprecedented ways. Current jobs are evolving. New ones are being born of opportunity and necessity. You may want to increase your post-baccalaureate education to meet the changing professional challenges. When you do, Grand Valley will be here to help.
Grand Valley offers a variety of master’s and doctoral degree programs, numerous combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs. Combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs allow you to complete both degrees sooner by allowing graduate credits to count towards undergraduate graduation. Grand Valley also has a robust offering of graduate certificate programs or digital badges to help you further your professional studies.
Graduate Program Offerings
A list of masters and post-professional doctorate degrees.
A certificate is a record of achievement that recognizes a student's completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A certificate includes anywhere from nine to 18 academic credits and is a convenient stepping stone into a graduate degree.
A digital badge, or badge, is a record of achievement that recognizes a student's completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A badge includes anywhere from 0.5 to 15 academic credits, and may include additional noncredit criteria. Badges are digital credentials.
Combined degree programs are an opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree at a reduced timeframe and cost.
HAVE YOU LISTENED TO OUR PODCASTS?
You can now explore GVSU graduate programs on the go by tuning into our program podcasts. These podcasts are filled with information about our graduate programming and feature our program directors. Visit our podcast page and choose your program of interest to get started.
GVSU Professor Jen Moore and graduate student Emilio Mancero traveled to the Galápagos Islands to study lava lizards. Watch their video to hear about their experiences.
Costs and Financial Aid
Graduate Tuition and Fees
This page will help you understand our tuition, housing, dining, and parking permit costs.
Graduate Financial Aid Support
Financial aid options for Graduate students.
Laker Life Time Learning (L3)
If you are a GVSU alum, you can use your Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) account for classes that provide greater knowledge and new skills. Your account is waiting for you to use for future classes at GVSU. All you have to do is visit the L3 website to learn more.
Graduate Admission Requirements
HAVE YOU BEEN ADMITTED TO GRAND VALLEY?
If so, congratulations! We can't wait for you to join our GVSU graduate student community. Visit the admitted student checklist for your next steps to becoming a Laker.