2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Graduate Academic Policies and Regulations
Refer to the general and graduate sections of the Academic Policies and Regulations for graduate policies and regulations.
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 the student can be admitted to the degree program. To learn more about academic advising for graduate students, please contact the support services noted as follows.
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.
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. The centers 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.
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.
Grand Valley State University has more than 300 areas of study, 88 undergraduate degrees, and 37 graduate degrees. Use the following links to find the program(s) that apply to you!
Allied Health Sciences
Clinical Research Trials Management Certificate
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
Applied Linguistics, M.A.
Biomedical Sciences, M.H.S.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology, M.S.
Clinical Dietetics, M.S.
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems, M.S.
Information Systems Management
Software Design and Development
Web and Mobile Computing
Criminal Justice, M.S.
Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
Special Education Administration
Educational Technology, M.Ed.
Higher Education, M.Ed.
Adult and Higher Education
College Student Affairs Leadership
Instruction and Curriculum, M.Ed.
Advanced Content Specialization-Science
Early Childhood Education
Secondary Level Education
Literacy Studies, M.Ed.
Reading and Language Arts
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
School Counseling, M.Ed.
Special Education, M.Ed.
Online/Blended Instruction and Assessment Certificate
Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification
Graduate Teacher Certification Program (GTC)
Electrical and Computing Engineering
Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering
Health Administration, M.H.A.
Medical and Bioinformatics
Medical and Bioinformatics, M.S.
Medical Dosimetry, M.S.
Occupational Therapy, M.S.
Physical Therapy, D.P.T.
Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Studies, M.P.A.S.
Public Administration, M.P.A.
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Sustainable Community Development
Urban and Regional Policy and Planning
Public Health, M.P.H.
Public Health Administration
Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.