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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Graduate Information

Graduate Academic Policies and Regulations

Refer to the general and graduate sections of the Academic Policies and Regulations for graduate policies and regulations.

Advising

At the graduate level, students are advised by faculty members and professional advisors within their program of study. Students should contact the graduate program director or the academic departmental office to identify the name of their advisor and arrange for an initial advising session. A complete list of graduate degree programs and academic departments is listed by college in the Graduate School section of this catalog.

Academic advising for graduate students is highly individualized for each student as he/she works with an advisor to select an emphasis within a degree program, develop an educational plan, register for and complete courses, and where required, develop a research proposal, conduct the research, and write a research report. Those students selecting to complete a thesis, dissertation, or a research project work very closely with the faculty advisor and other appropriate faculty members.

Please note that some programs require a faculty advisor to agree to work with a student in a research area before he/or she can be admitted to the degree program. To learn more about academic advising for graduate students, please contact the support services noted below.

Graduate Student Support Services

Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors: (616) 331-2922, (616) 331-6407, www.gvsu.edu/wc
With locations on the Allendale Campus, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus, and Meijer Campus in Holland, the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors assists all writers at any stage of their writing processes.

The Graduate School: (616) 331-7105, www.gvsu.edu/gs
Currently enrolled graduate students or persons interested in graduate studies at Grand Valley State University are welcome to visit with the Dean of the Graduate School for assistance, advice, or to provide feedback on any aspect of their graduate education.

Student Assistance Center: (616) 331-3327
Student Assistance Centers are located in the Student Services building on the Allendale Campus and in the DeVos Center Plaza on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus and provide services for registering for classes, tuition payments, Grand Valley ID cards, transcripts and degree progress reports, applications for graduation, processing loan deferments, check cashing, and distributing student payroll checks.

Academic Programs

Grand Valley State University has more than 200 areas of study, 87 undergraduate degrees, and 37 graduate degrees. Use the following links to find the program(s) that apply to you!

Graduate Programs

Accounting
Accounting, M.S.A.

Allied Health Sciences
Clinical Research Trials Management Certificate

Biology
Biology, M.S.

Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, M.H.S.

Biostatistics
Biostatistics, M.S.

Business
Business, M.B.A.
Business Administration and Law, M.B.A/J.D.
Business, Traditional M.B.A.
Business, Full-time Integrated M.B.A.

Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology, M.S.

Clinical Dietetics
Clinical Dietetics, M.S.

Communications
Communications, M.S.

Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems, M.S.
Biomedical Informatics Concentration
Database Management Concentration
Distributed Computing Concentration
Information Systems Management Concentration
Software Design and Development Concentration
Software Engineering Concentration

Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice, M.S.

Education
Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
Educational Leadership
Special Education Administration

Educational Specialist in Leadership, Ed.S.
Educational Technology, M.Ed.
Higher Education, M.Ed.
Adult and Higher Education
College Student Affairs Leadership
Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed.
Advanced Content Specialization
Early Childhood Education
Educational Differentiation
Elementary Education
Secondary Level Education

Literacy Studies, M.Ed.
Reading and Language Arts
Teach Eng Speakers Other Languages (TESOL)

School Counseling, M.Ed.
School Counseling
Special Education, M.Ed.
Cognitive Impairment
Emotional Impairment
Learning Disabilities

Graduate Programs in Education
Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
Graduate Teacher Certification Program (GTC)
Professional Certification

Engineering
Engineering, M.S.E.
Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Computing Engineering
Manufacturing Operations
Mechanical Engineering
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Management Certificate

English
Applied Linguistics, M.A.
English, M.A.

Health Administration
Health Administration, M.H.A.

Medical and Bioinformatics
Medical and Bioinformatics, M.S.

Medical Dosimetry
Medical Dosimetry, M.S.

Nursing
Nursing, M.S.N.
Nursing, D.N.P.
Certificate in Palliative and Hospice Care

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy, M.S.

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Studies, M.P.A.S.

Professional Science Masters
Biostatistics, M.S.
Cell and Molecular Biology, M.S.
Medical and Bioinformatics, M.S.

Public and Nonprofit Administration
Public Administration, M.P.A.
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, M.P.N.L.
Nonprofit Leadership Certificate
Sustainability in Public and Nonprofit Organizations Certificate

Public Health
Clinical Dietetics, M.S.C.D.
Public Health, M.P.H.

School Psychology
School Psychology, M.S.; Psychology Specialist, Psy.S.

Social Work
Social Work, M.S.W.
School Social Work Certification

Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-language Pathology, M.S.

Taxation
Taxation, M.S.T.
Taxation and Law, M.S.T./J.D.
Graduate Tax Studies Concentration



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