Why Valpo Graduate Studies?

Click below to learn why Valpo is an outstanding option for you to pursue your speciality.

Valparaiso University offers over 40 graduate programs that are fully integrated into academic departments in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Nursing and Health Professions. Some programs like education, psychology, nursing, and business enjoy national accreditation.

The Graduate Studies features professional master’s programs that emphasize experiential learning and career and professional development, including assistance with internship and career placements. Certain accredited programs lead to professional licensure.

Graduate tuition at Valpo is competitive for its value. The typical program is 37 credits and can be completed full time or part time. Some programs offer scholarships, research assistantships, and “early entry” options for especially qualified undergraduates. Students can add value to their degree by completing add-on certificates, some of which are embedded into the programs themselves.

Valparaiso University graduate students feel a sense of belonging with a cohort in their academic programs. They receive a personalized experience though small class sizes and individualized attention from faculty program directors and advisors. A service oriented graduate school staff remains on hand from matriculation to graduation to assist with academics, student life, and special events for the academic, social, and professional development of graduate students.

The Graduate Studies offers flexible course delivery options, including courses in the evenings, online, and in summer. Additionally, some graduate programs can be completed online.

Valparaiso University is becoming an increasingly internationalized campus. Graduate students experience diversity on campus and have opportunities to gain more cultural experiences abroad through short term study abroad trips that can often be taken for credit.

Valparaiso University is located in an urban setting that is in close proximity to the cities of Chicago and Indianapolis. The University is approximately 12 miles south of the southernmost point of Lake Michigan.

Valparaiso University is consistently ranked among the top Liberal Arts institutions in the Midwest for both affordability and innovative education.


Contact Information

Graduate Studies & Continuing Education

Kretzmann Hall
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone: 219.464.5313 or 800.821.7685

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST