Top Graduate Programs

The Laker Effect is felt throughout Grand Valley’s more than 70 areas of graduate study and proven by the number of our programs that are ranked among the best in the country in their respective disciplines.

Grand Valley’s graduate programs produce effective leaders who find employment, promotions, or further graduate or professional studies that help realize their goals. The Laker Effect is life changing. We invite you to experience it yourself.

Click on the buttons below for a list of Grand Valley's graduate programs, graduate certificates, or combined degree programs.

Set Yourself Apart

You'll separate yourself from the crowd when you earn a graduate degree from Grand Valley. Our 41 master’s and doctoral programs deliver a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, practical experience, and professional networking in West Michigan that no other university can match. And, you’ll benefit from Grand Valley’s respected reputation among employers, convenient campuses, affordable tuition, and diverse educational opportunities.

  • Nationally ranked programs
  • Highly respected
  • Research opportunities
  • Strong professional networks
  • Connections with employers
  • Experienced professors

Seidman College of Business faculty member Chris Hinsch has a unique classroom approach that prepares students for life in the business sector. Watch his story.

Student-Centered Focus

Quality and Selection

GVSU is known across the Midwest as a premier provider of in-demand graduate programs and graduate talent. Choose from 41 graduate degrees, four certificates, and three combined degree programs. Full- and part-time options are available to meet a variety of life, work, and personal demands. Programs are offered across the state, including downtown Grand Rapids, our main campus in Allendale, and our regional center in Traverse City. 

  • Evening and daytime options
  • Full or part-time
  • Highly ranked
  • Research opportunities
  • Majority of our courses taught by faculty, not graduate assistants
  • Small class size

Engineering faculty member Samhita Rhodes helps turn theoretical learning into practical experience for her students. View her spotlight.

A Great Return on Your Investment

Relevant. Rigorous. Respected.

Grand Valley graduate programs have a reputation in established and emerging industries for attracting the best and brightest students and for preparing them for even more fulfilling and successful careers and lives.

One reason for our students' success is our faculty members. Most professors contribute to the growth of their professions, which means more opportunities for students to work on current, relevant, and innovative projects. And because they have connections to more than 400 local and national companies, networking, research, and consulting work is plentiful. As a result, Grand Valley graduates are in demand and valued, whether that be in their current job or by another employer.

That's a great return on your investment. That's the Laker Effect.

We’ll Help You Get Started

For more information about graduate programs at GVSU, email The Graduate School or call (616) 331-7105 . You can also request more information here. Our staff are waiting and ready to get you started.

You can also download an interactive version of Graduate Viewbook, which features important graduate-specific information and graduate student spotlight videos.