gvsu masters programs
GVSU offers a variety of master’s programs including the following.
Grand Valley State University offers a variety of master’s programs. These master’s programs are offered both on-campus and online. We offer these master’s programs because we want to make sure that we provide you with the proper education in order for you to be successful in your career after college. If you have any questions about our program, feel free to contact us by following the link at the bottom of the page.
Master in Applied Engineering
The Masters in Applied Engineering Program is an accelerated, 30-credit hour graduate program designed for individuals with a non-engineering bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering. The curriculum of the program is structured to prepare students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam so they can become licensed as professional engineers.
Students complete core courses and select two elective courses from a variety of engineering topics that include manufacturing, electrical, mechanical, environmental and chemical engineering. All classes are offered online through Grand Valley’s e-learning system.
Masters in Business Analytics
A master’s degree in business analytics (MSBA) is the pinnacle of education for students seeking to work in a field that focuses on big data and the ever-growing need to analyze large data sets. The MSBA program, offered by Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, is a STEM designated program. Graduates will be able to analyze data using powerful analytical tools and perform complex quantitative analyses that help businesses make decisions across multiple aspects of their organization.
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
>The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and prepares students to become licensed professional counselors. This program is offered as a blended online degree with most class work completed online, but includes four on-campus training experiences during the two years it takes to complete the program.
Masters in Communication Disorders
Communication disorders are impairments in the ability to receive, send, process and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. You will be prepared to assess, diagnose and provide treatment for communication disorders across the lifespan. The program emphasizes the application of current research findings in the field of communication sciences and disorders.
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry-level positions as speech-language pathologists who are able to serve individuals with a variety of communication concerns. In addition to clinical skills, students will be prepared to assume leadership roles in their profession as evidenced by a comprehensive set of graduate competencies which include competence in scholarly activities (i.e., research), leadership practices and professional ethics.
Masters in Community & Nonprofit Leadership
The Master of Arts in Community & Nonprofit Leadership program provides students with a variety of options for community and nonprofit leadership – including community foundations, nonprofit organizations, and local governments. This program focuses on how to develop and lead community change, manage people and resources, communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, build coalitions, and create a culture of philanthropy that sustains communities for the future.
According to Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website (https://www.milmi.org/occupational-data/), the number of jobs in Michigan is expected to grow by 6% from 2014-2024. The median annual wage for social workers in Michigan is $47,220 or $22.67/hr. According to Payscale (https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Master_of_Arts_(MA)/Nonprofit), the average salary for someone who holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership is $54k per year
Masters in Criminal Justice Administration (OL)
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (OL) degree program is nationally accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and is offered 100% online. In this 36-semester hour program you will learn to develop and implement effective strategies to lead change within organizations. You will gain an understanding of the complex nature of crime and justice, learn to evaluate crime and justice programs and policies, and develop leadership skills needed in criminal justice agencies.
Masters of Data Science (OL)
The Master of Data Science (OL) takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to the burgeoning data science field, combining business insights with data-driven decision making to prepare you for a wide range of careers. You will gain valuable experience in programming, statistics and analytics while developing your knowledge of ethical and professional issues common in the ever-evolving field.
What You Will Learn
You will learn how to:
- Draw inferences from large sets of data using statistical modeling, machine learning and data mining techniques
- Communicate complex quantitative concepts effectively in written and oral forms
- Apply knowledge of business fundamentals, including accounting, finance and operations management, to solve real-world problems through case studies on information systems integration
Masters of Education – Reading and Literacy (OL)
The program is offered online and allows students to earn a master’s degree in reading and literacy. Students who complete the program and become certified teachers will be eligible for a Michigan reading specialist endorsement with an advanced major in early childhood/early childhood education, elementary education, or secondary education. Individuals seeking a master’s degree only must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning; individuals seeking initial teacher certification must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Applicants are required to submit qualifying scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The MAT is administered by Pearson VUE (800-622-3231) at assessment centers nationwide; the GRE is offered by ETS at computer-based test centers worldwide.
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November 15th – Winter start date
Masters of Engineering Management (OL)
- Masters of Engineering Management (OL)
- Master of Science in Engineering Management
- Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management
- Graduate Certificate in Project Management
- Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering Management
- Master of Science in Engineering Management (OL)
Masters of Food Safety (OL)
The Master of Food Safety (OL) is offered online. Students may begin in any semester, with courses offered in eight-week blocks. The program follows a cohort model, where students move through the program as a group.
The cost for this program is $600/credit hour for Michigan residents, and $720/credit hour for non-Michigan residents. The estimated total program cost is $20,160 for Michigan residents and $23,880 for non-Michigan residents.
Tuition includes all required textbooks and access to the virtual learning environment where you will find assignments, lecture notes, discussions and other resources to complete your assignments online.
This 33 credit hour graduate degree prepares food industry professionals to: 1) implement HACCP based food safety programs; 2) evaluate and interpret analytical data; 3) understand federal regulations governing food safety in the US; 4) assess food borne disease prevention programs; 5) conduct research and design programs that are appropriate to the mission of the company (small or large); 6) be able to interpret regulatory policy correctly when designing compliance strategies which can help companies avoid costly missteps during audits by federal agencies; 7) learn from each others’ experiences – networking and discussing real life situations with peers (this helps improve critical thinking skills).
Masters of Fitness & Sports Conditioning (OL)
The Master of Fitness & Sports Conditioning program is designed for fitness professionals and coaches who want to prepare for advanced careers as personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, performance enhancement specialists and exercise physiologists. The program will teach you how to develop safe, effective and efficient fitness and conditioning programs that enhance athletic skill development, improve health outcomes and promote quality of life. You will learn the necessary skills to work in the fields of sports medicine, corporate wellness or commercial fitness.
With this degree, you can become an expert in the field of sports science while continuing your current career without interruption by completing your courses online. You’ll be able to apply what you learn immediately.
To help you develop a deeper understanding of recent developments in the area of fitness and sports conditioning, our faculty members are practitioners from diverse professional backgrounds including orthopedic surgery, physical therapy rehabilitation sciences, youth nutrition and psychology.
Master’s in Human Resources Development (OL)
“Human Resources Development” is the master’s focused program that allows you to study human resources topics and, through a combination of knowledge and job experience, prepare for a career in HR. You can earn your master’s degree online and start working in HR immediately after completing the program.
- must have at least a bachelor’s degree in HR or related field
- be 18 years old at time of application
- other qualifications are listed on this page
Master’s in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (OL)
The Grand Valley State University Master’s in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense prepares you to be a competent security manager. You will learn to protect your organization from cyber attacks. The program also prepares you for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam, which is considered the gold standard for cybersecurity certifications.
The degree is offered online, with no visits required to campus.
GVSU offers a variety of masters programs.
Grand Valley State University offers the following masters programs:
- M.A. in liberal studies
- M.A. in teaching, Learning and Curriculum
- Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ)
- Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
- Master of Fine Arts – Creative Writing (MFA)