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Welcome to Grand Valley!

Graduate students choose Grand Valley State University to further their education because they know the superb instruction, innovative research, and high-tech facilities will give them a competitive edge. Plus, they appreciate having the Graduate School's tailored attention and support. 

Grand Valley graduate students range from working professionals attending school part-time to full-time students living on campus. Despite their diverse backgrounds, all are focused on pursuing knowledge, developing new skills, and advancing in their careers — making student-to-student interaction and networking a very rewarding part of our graduate programs.

Heather Carpenter

To learn more about Grand Valley in general, explore some quick facts for a brief overview of what we're all about at GVSU.

To learn more about graduate studies at Grand Valley and how the Graduate School can assist you every step of the way, from getting admitted to graduating, visit the office’s website at

Susan Kragt

Susan Kragt, Master's in Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Gabe Kish

Gabe Kish, Master's in Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Joe Bozek

Joe Bozek, Master's of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.)