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.

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

The 2019 Graduate Showcase

Students, faculty, family, friends, and interested community members are each invited to drop in for the 9th Annual Graduate Showcase! Graduate students from a wide range of disciplines compile their outstanding research into poster presentations to explain their work to a non-specialist audience. Light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to briefly drop in or stay for the whole event.


DeVos 105E | Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall | Monday, April 15th 2019 | 3:30pm - 6:00pm

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.

The Laker Effect

Meet Michael Kurley, a GVSU graduate student who explains how he has found success at Grand Valley in his M.B.A. program.

Page last modified March 19, 2019