Information and Updates

The Graduate School is continuing to provide information and updates for graduate students and faculty on our website as they becomes available. For the most up-to-date information on GVSU’s respond to COVID-19, please visit www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus.

Please check the Academic Calendar on the Office of the Registrar's website for updated deadlines regarding withdrawing from classes, tuition payments, and more.


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:  www.gvsu.edu/financialaid/hardshiprequest 

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships with questions regarding financial assistance:
Telephone: 616-331-3234 or 800-748-0246
Email: finaid@gvsu.edu

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

Health Resources

Health Resources for GVSU Students

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


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