Saginaw Valley State University

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An Inside Look

You are living life. And you want more.

You work hard, play hard, and you have people who are depending 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 are pleased that you are exploring Graduate Programs at SVSU. As you consider your next life changing decision–envision yourself at Saginaw Valley State University, a university that offers you these features and many, many more: 

Conveniently located
SVSU's main campus is centrally located within the State of Michigan and near Mid-Michigan's tri-cities of Saginaw, Bay City and Midland. The MBS International Airport is only ten minutes from campus and Detroit is two hours by car.

Breathtaking campus
SVSU's campus is modern, compact and state-of-the-art. The Health & Human Services building constructed in 2010 provides a dozen high-tech classrooms and laboratories for students in disciplines such as nursing, occupational therapy, exercise science, athletic training and social work. More than 70 percent of the SVSU 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 University culture
SVSU has almost 10,000 students, including more than 900 international students from nearly 50 countries. You can expect caring faculty, small classes, and a rich campus culture with concerts, guest lectures, theatre performances, and myriad athletic programs.

SVSU offers the lowest graduate tuition of all public universities in Michigan and many Midwestern states.

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

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34 Graduate Programs 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                
General MBA              
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                


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Student Body

635 students

211 full-time

424 part-time




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