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CECI Graduate Programs

There are many areas for graduate study in the College of Education and Community Innovation

“The College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) is the first academic college in the nation to unite the transformative power of education, social work, criminology, philanthropy, and legal studies with the community engagement of hospitality, health, nonprofit, and public management and policy. “ – About the College of Education and Community Innovation


CECI Graduate Programs

GVSU criminal justice students focus on the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) as well as crime, its victims and responses to crime and violent behavior.

Website for Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS)

Advising resourcesRoadmap to Success in Criminal Justice (MS)

Grand Valley State University's Education programs are an ideal choice for undergraduate and graduate students to study the fields of education, teaching, and counseling.

Website for  Master of Education (MED)

Our MHA program emphasizes management principles that are relevant to healthcare leadership (e.g., Spectrum Health, Trinity Health, Covenant Retirement Communities, Henry Ford Health System, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, McLaren Health Care, University of Michigan West, Porter Hills Retirement Communities, Sparrow Health).

Website for  Master in Health Administration (MHA)

The MPNL curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in leading and managing philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities.

Website for Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL)

The 39-credit hour program (plus an additional 3-credit hours of internship for pre-career students) prepares graduate students for careers in state, regional, and local governance; policy analysis, advocacy, and evaluation; nonprofit management; criminal justice; and health administration.

Website for Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The mission of the GVSU M.S.W. Program is to prepare advanced generalist social workers who enhance and sustain the welfare and wellbeing of the individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities of West Michigan, the state, the nation, and the world; and who further the goals of the University and of the social work profession in this region and beyond.

Website for Master of Social Work (MSW)

Advising resources, Roadmap to Success, MSW

Social innovation (SI) is an emerging professional field focused on impact-driven, cross-sector careers (e.g. governmental and nonprofit work, socially-focused entrepreneurship, B Corps). Social innovation is engaged in addressing complex social problems such as: childhood hunger, illiteracy, domestic violence, air pollution, food deserts, contaminated drinking water, racism, poverty, and homelessness.

Website for Professional Master of Arts in Social Innovation (PMASI)

The Graduate School at GVSU

Each of GVSU's graduate programs offers the connections, experiences, and superior value you need to open more doors, create more opportunities, and set yourself apart.

If you'd like to learn more about The Graduate School at GVSU, please visit the comprehensive support site, which provides information related to prospective students, current students, international students, and more!

For more information about CECI Advising, please email us at [email protected] or call us at (616) 331-6890

Page last modified February 2, 2024