Graduate Programs Overview

Grand Valley State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Allendale, Michigan. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $17,208 for Michigan residents and $17,448 for other students in average.

It offers fifty-two graduate programs: 35 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 11 Post-Bachelor's, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,008 students have been conferred Master's degree and 80 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameGrand Valley State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI
Graduate School Students2,997 students
215 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$17,208
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 52 Graduate Programs
35 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 14 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Grand Valley State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Michigan residents, the tuition & fees are $17,208 and $17,448 for non-Michigan residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $717.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$717$717
Books & Supplies$740
Room & Board$9,732 (On-Campus) / $7,200 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,040 (On-Campus) / $2,040 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$12,510$29,960
Off-Campus Total$9,978$27,428
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Grand Valley State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 52 major areas - 35 Master's (1 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 7 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs), 2 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 24,677 students enrolled in Grand Valley State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,997 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 879 male and 2,118 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,420 full-time and 1,577 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 215 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 160 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students879
Women Students2,118
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,420
Part-time Students1,577
By race/ethnicity 2,416 White, 142 Black, and 68 Asian students are attending at Grand Valley State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races61
45 students are younger than 22 and 357 students are older than 65. The school has 1,921 students aged between 22 and 30 and 666 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under45
40 & Over357
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Grand Valley State University, 215 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 160 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,997
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses215
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses160
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,622
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses215
Michigan Resident210
Other State In U.S.3
Outside of U.S.2

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