Next is filled with possibility.

Advance Your Career

What’s next is changing daily, and at GVSU, we’re making sure you can move forward supported by options and opportunity. Grand Valley has the credentials you need to set yourself apart. From quality masters and doctoral degrees to graduate certificates** and digital badges*, we have what you need to take the next step in your career. Whether you choose a degree, certificate, or badge, our student-centered approach and convenient formats make it easy to advance. Choose from the categories below to discover what options are available or see all our in-demand graduate degree programs, including combined undergraduate/graduate degrees on our academic programs page.


Top Graduate Programs

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

Ranked Among Best Master's Universities

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

Best in the Midwest
- U.S. News and World Report

The Princeton Review lists Grand Valley among it's "2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region".


ARE YOU A GVSU ALUM?

When you became a Laker, you opened up a lifetime of learning, and now alumni like 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 click on the button below to find out more.

Learn More About Our L3 Program


Graduate Education Programs

Pandemic safety, new education delivery models, and evolving specialties are changing the way educators teach and learn. We see those challenges as opportunities to grow, adapt, and thrive. Advance your career with a graduate program in education and be ready for whatever is next.

A secondary school teacher instructing a classroom.


Graduate Health Programs

Whether it's complicated health care systems, new research opportunities, or another factor, the way health care is taught and delivered is evolving daily. That makes now an ideal time to consider our relevant and practical graduate programs in health care.

Graduate health student in a hospital setting.


Graduate Technology Programs

From big data to advances in cybersecurity, the way technology affects our lives seems to change at warp speed. It also creates advanced career growth opportunities. That's why our relevant and practical graduate programs in technology are so critical to being ready for whatever comes next.

GVSU graduate technology student in a lab.


Graduate Professional (Business and Administration) Programs

In these ever-changing times, the skills and training needed to set yourself apart seem to be shifting faster than ever. From business to social work to public administration and more, our graduate programs make it easy to get the credentials you need to stay current or advance your career.

GVSU accounting alumni working in a Grand Rapids firm.


Looking to Complete Your Bachelor's Degree?

Grand Valley's online degree completion program gives you the credentials you need to get ahead. You get an Integrative Studies degree PLUS an online certificate in one of five high demand areas – leadership, data analytics, project management, business fundamentals, or global communications. Visit our complete page to learn more about this dynamic program.

Learn More About Our Degree Completion Program


*A badge is a digital verification of a microcredential, making it more portable and easily shared on LinkedIn and other digital media. Badges are most common in the computer science and information systems fields and do not appear on Grand Valley transcripts at this time.

**A certificate is a paper-based verification of completion of a microcredential program. Certificates, or certification, appear on Grand Valley transcripts and are most commonly recognized in the fields of healthcare, education, and business, among others.