Winter 2022 New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 3 pm to 5 pm. A resource fair will be available from 2 pm to 3 pm. Registration is now available online. The in-person event will be held at:

Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium
DeVos Building E
401 W Fulton St
Graduate Rapids, MI 49504

Student Initiated Combined Degree Programs at GVSU

The Student Initiated Combined Degree program offers students a unique opportunity to combine undergraduate and graduate degree programs that meet their personal, academic, and career goals. Working with faculty advisors, students can combine degrees from different disciplines and tailor their own student-centered and goal-driven educational experience. The Student Initiated Combined Degree program provides students with extraordinary educational freedom and flexibility while reducing the time required to complete both programs separately.

The Graduate School at GVSU

We're glad you're considering a graduate degree from Grand Valley State University. Each of our graduate programs offers the connections, experiences, and superior value you need to open more doors, create more opportunities, and set yourself apart.

The Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) account is available for alumni to use for future classes at GVSU.

Whether your goal is the pursuit of knowledge, development of new skills, or advancement in your career, our programs will help you achieve your next goal for career success. In addition, we offer programs in a variety of formats, designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and adult learners

How Will You Benefit?

Individuals with graduate degrees have unique access to opportunities for:

  • Career Advancement
  • Career Flexibility
  • Recognition & Credibility
  • Financial Rewards

Why Choose GVSU?

Our graduates drive innovation within their chosen fields, benefiting from graduate programs designed around:

  • Real-world research opportunities
  • Vibrant service-learning
  • Community connections
  • Diversity & Inclusion

The Graduate School

The Graduate School (TGS) provides leadership and support and aims to prepare GVSU graduates to become:

  • Effective leaders in their field
  • Engaged, lifelong learners
  • Scholars who excel in a global environment

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.

Current Students

Current Students: Information about opportunities, policies and procedures, thesis and dissertation information, student services, and more.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty & StaffInformation for the faculty and staff about procedures and policies, instructions and forms, graduate assistantships and the Graduate Council.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to help you continue your graduate studies at GVSU during the COVID-19 pandemic. This financial assistance is not limited to tuition assistance. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships has a short application for students to state how they’ve been impacted. Each individual application will be reviewed as quickly as possible. Here is the link to make a request: 

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with questions regarding financial assistance:
Telephone: (616) 331-3234 or 800-748-0246

Should you be experiencing issues related to housing insecurity, please contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life at or (616) 331-2120.

Health Resources

Health Resources for GVSU Students

The Laker Effect

Meet Jasmine Mancuso, a GVSU graduate student who explains how she has found success at Grand Valley in her Master of Biology program.