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.

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.

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

Recent Highlights

Kevin Kredit, and Brittany Bahl receving an award from Dr. Jeffrey Potteiger

GVSU alumni Brittany Bahl and Kevin Kredit were nominated for the 2023 MAGS Distinguished Master's Thesis Award!

GVSU alumni, Brittany Bahl and Kevin Kredit, have been nominated for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards.

Bahl received her M.S. in Communications degree and was nominated for the Social Sciences category. Kredit, a graduate of the Applied Computer Science program, was nominated for the Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering category. The review committee deemed both theses to be the strongest representation of GVSU's graduate student thesis work from the past two academic years.

The MAGS winners will be announced in early 2023. Congratulations to both Brittany Bahl and Kevin Kredit!

To read the full story, check out our news article here!

Tyler Dorsey, center, and other HBCU students, talks with Koleta Moore, assistant director of graduate programs in the Seidman College of Business, center foreground, during their tour of the Innovation Design Center.

HBCU students tour campuses and learn about graduate programs at Grand Valley

Grand Valley welcomed more than 40 students, faculty, and administrators from our four HBCU pipeline consortium partners on a tour of both the Allendale and Pew campuses to learn about graduate program opportunities. Prospective students had a chance to meet with industry leaders, HBCU-graduating Lakers, President Philomena V. Mantella, and other university leaders. Dr. Jeffrey Potteiger, Associate Vice-Provost of The Graduate School, also gave a presentation about the support and resources available to graduate students at Grand Valley.

To read the full story, check out GVNext's article here.

Physician Assistant Education Association's 50th Anniversary

The 50th Anniversary of the Physician Assistant Education Association inspired the Golden Games competition to highlight the exceptionalism of all Physician Assistant programs that are a part of the association. GVSU's PAS students went above and beyond with their submission and won the national competition! The students independently filmed and edited a video that shared the impact and influence that the Traverse City Physician Assistant Studies program has on the surrounding rural community.

The students also plan to share other videos to continue to feature the significant effect that PAS students have on the area.

Be sure to click the video to the right to learn more.

GVSU Educational Specialist Degree - Jim Knoll

Educational Specialist in Leadership Degree

Grand Valley State University Alumni Jim Knoll talks about the importance of continuing your education as an educator. The main goal of the Edwardsburg program is to use real life experiences to expand your knowledge and educational skills. By completing the Educational Specialist in Leadership degree it enhances your critical thinking skills by putting them to real life scenarios and allows you to grow as an educator. 

Make sure you click on the video to learn more. 

International Students

Greetings from The Graduate School at Grand Valley State University!  Our goal is to make your search for a Graduate Program as simple as possible, and to invite you to our campus. We have put together many resources to help support you throughout your process. 

Upcoming International Events

  • Every Friday morning at 9:00 AM our International Admissions team is hosting hour-long virtual sessions for prospective students and admitted students to discuss any questions that you may have. Whether you want general information, details pertaining to a specific program, or just want to see what GVSU has to offer, please take a look at the webinars available for you. We are here to support you in your quest for graduate education at GVSU.

Masters and Doctoral Degrees: See a full listing of our Graduate Programs, as well as, our Online and Hybrid Graduate Programs. 

Combined Bachelor/Master Degree Programs: Learn about all of our Combined Bachelor/Master degree programs. GVSU also offers a Student Initiated Combined Degree program.

Graduate Certificates and Badges: GVSU also offers a number of Certificate Programs and Graduate Badges.

Future Students

Future StudentsInformation about admissions, graduate program tutorial podcasts, tuition and fees, international student admissions and resources, campus life, orientation, financial support, and more. 

Page last modified November 2, 2022