Welcome to Grand Valley, 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.


Award Winning Programs

Grand Valley has 10 graduate degree programs in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools in 2022".

Named a Top Master's University

Grand Valley was ranked as a top master's university in 2021 by Washington Monthly.

93%
OF FACULTY HAVE A DOCTORATE OR TERMINAL DEGREE

Position Yourself for What's Next

Explore Our Graduate Program Offerings

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. 

GVSU graduate engineering student working at a co-op with a local company.

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 GRADUATE PROGRAM 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.


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.


Admissions Requirements

Visit the graduate application requirements page for a checklist of materials that are required to complete your graduate application by program. Please see the Grand Valley State University catalog for specific admission requirements.

Admissions 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.