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Graduate Admission at Valparaiso University Graduate School

Take the next step toward your academic and career ambitions by pursuing a doctoral degree, master’s degree, or graduate certificate from Valparaiso University.

At Valpo, our Office of Graduate Admissions is ready to help you go from application to acceptance into one of our more than 30 programs or certificates. Get started by learning more about the application process and graduate admissions requirements you need to meet to move forward.

Valpo graduate admissions requirements

Valpo’s Office of Graduate Admissions has certain requirements that all doctoral, master’s, and certificate applicants must meet. Our graduate admissions requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A 3.0 grade point average (B average) in all your undergraduate and/or graduate coursework, except for two programs. Our Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree requires a 3.25 GPA, while our occupational therapy doctorate program requires a 3.3 GPA.
  • Submitting all required, official documents outlined for U.S. or international students.

Applicants who do not meet Valpo’s graduate admissions requirements—but have reason to believe they can succeed in and benefit from graduate study—will be considered on an individual basis and, if appropriate, may be admitted conditionally.

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Graduate admissions requirements for U.S. and international students

Each year, Valpo attracts students from around the U.S. and from more than 30 countries worldwide. Our Office of Graduate Admissions is ready to help you succeed.

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Get started on your Valpo graduate degree

Take the next step toward earning your Valparaiso University degree. We have the resources to answer all your questions and help you get started.