Frequently Asked Questions

At Valparaiso University, we’re dedicated to creating a helpful and transparent application and learning process. Review the most commonly asked questions below, and don’t hesitate to reach out with other personalized queries that our team can answer at 219.615.6868


How do I apply for Valparaiso’s graduate programs?

Prospective students can visit this page to apply.

To successfully finalize your application, applicants must compile the necessary documentation, including official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other required materials. You can review a comprehensive list of application requirements.

What are the application requirements for graduate programs?

The admissions requirements vary for the master of public health, master of healthcare administration, and post-professional doctor of occupational therapy. Each program requires a form of undergraduate degree and official transcripts.

Do I need a bachelor’s degree to apply for graduate programs?

Yes, in order to apply for any of Valpo’s graduate programs, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree. Some programs also stipulate GPA or undergraduate program requirements.

When are the admission deadlines?

Classes are offered starting every spring, summer, and fall. For specific dates, please refer to the dates listed at the bottom of this page.

Do I have to visit campus during my program?

All of our graduate programs are unique. Some offer in-person learning, hybrid learning, or 100% online learning. There are different benefits to all styles of educational learning, and the best choice for you is highly personal and dependent on your preferences and life circumstances.

What if my GPA is below the minimum?

For most programs, if your undergraduate GPA is below the standard 3.0, then prospective students may need to exhibit significant work experience in a related field. Please reach out to one of our Graduate Admission Counselor for more information.

What are the requirements for international students?

International students must meet all standards for the program they wish to enter, as well as fulfill additional requirements covering English and transcripts.

Discover requirements for international students here.

Online Learning

Are all courses offered via digital learning?

Yes, the MPH, MHA, and DrOT programs are 100% online in an asynchronous format so you can complete your studies on the days and times most convenient for you.

What type of computer do I need?

Students can utilize their existing home computers, whether Mac or PC, without the need to buy a specific hardware requirement; however, reliable internet access is necessary.

Are there research opportunities available even through online learning?

Yes! Our online graduate courses offer a range of unique hands-on research opportunities, including capstone programs and science-based research.


Are there scholarships available for graduate students?

Yes! There are a limited number of research assistantships and graduate assistantships available every semester. Additionally, there are many outside scholarships available.

Is there financial aid or student loan support available?

Financial aid is always available through federal programs, and our financial aid specialists are standing by to help you through; however, Valpo offers graduate tuition at a remarkably affordable rate. The majority of our graduate degree programs offer the flexibility of part-time or full-time completion within 18-24 months, with a tuition and fee cost of approximately $27,885 for the entire program (for programs with 39 credits).

It’s important to note that the total duration and cost may vary depending on the specific graduate program.

To speak with the Valpo Office of Financial Aid:

When is payment due?

Typically, payment is due before the start of each class.

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