Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

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You are living life—and you want more

You work hard, play hard, and have people who depend on you. A few late nights, early mornings, and prioritizing doesn’t scare you. You are a contender. You rise to the challenge. Now is your time to defy.

We’re pleased you’re exploring graduate programs at Saginaw Valley State University. As you consider your next life-changing decision, envision yourself at Saginaw Valley, a university that offers you the following features and many, many more: 

Convenient location: SVSU’s main campus is centrally located within the state and near Mid-Michigan’s tri-cities of Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland. The MBS International Airport is only 10 minutes from campus and Detroit is two hours by car.

Breathtaking campus: Our campus is modern, compact, and state-of-the-art. The Health & Human Services building provides a dozen high-tech classrooms and laboratories for students in disciplines such as nursing, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise science, and social work. More than 70% of campus has been constructed in the last 15 years. Parking is ample and free. SVSU’s residential facilities have been voted “Michigan’s Best Residential Life” by Michigan Organization of Residence Halls Association (MORHA).

Vibrant culture: SVSU has almost 10,000 students, including more than 900 who are international and come from nearly 50 countries. You can expect caring faculty, small classes, and a rich campus culture with concerts, guest lectures, theater performances, and myriad athletic teams.

Skills-based learning: SVSU’s programs are practical, skills based, and designed to respond to the needs of public and private sectors regionally, nationally, and globally.

Affordability: The University offers the lowest graduate tuition of all public universities in Michigan and many Midwestern states.

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34 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Applied Behavior Analysis                
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Clinical Care Nursing                
Computer Science                
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Administration                
Educational Leadership                
Elementary Education                
Information Systems                
Instructional Design                
MBA - International Business                
Nurse Education                
Nursing (Entry-Level)                
Occupational Therapy                
Psychiatric Nursing                
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Reading & Literacy                
Secondary Education                
Social Work - MSW                
Special Education                
Teacher Certification              
Teaching English                
Teaching Foreign Language                
Teaching History                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Music                
Teaching Other Subjects                
Teaching Science                

Located in University Center, MI

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Cost Per Credit Hour



Student Body

635 students

211 full-time

424 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? no


Admissions Office
P: 989-964-6096

Admissions Officer
Joshua Ode
Associate Provost