Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University (Valpo) is a private university located in Indiana, United States. Valpo offers over 40 master’s degree programs through the Graduate School and the Law School.
  • Average Tuition USD 46,880
  • Acceptance Rate 82%
  • Students 4,507
  • International Students 14%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 56,880
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Valparaiso University (Valpo) is home to over 3,800 students. At Valpo, students can choose from over 40 master’s degree programs including Analytics and Modeling, Cyber Security, Health Administration, Law, and Sports Administration. Valpo offers a range of learning facilities such as digital labs and studios with 20-Mac workstations, the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, laboratories at the Center for the Sciences, and the Hesse Learning Resource Center, to name a few. The Career Center at Valpo provides students with resources for career development, career guidance, and a chance to network at events. Moreover, the center's online platform, Handshake, further helps students in applying to jobs and connecting with potential employers. Additionally, students can boost their profiles through involvement in volunteer and study abroad programs. International students at Valpo are offered a place in one of the eight residence halls or two apartment complexes, with options for off-campus housing available. A few notable alumni from Valpo’s successful graduates include: Al Seib; a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist; Ginger Zuidgeest, a meteorologist at ABC News; and Bryce Drew, a former NBA player.
  • 01Valpo is ranked 87th in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of Midwestern Universities.
  • 0297% of Valpo graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduation.
  • 03U.S News and World Report ranked Valpo 5th in the ‘Best Midwest Universities’ rankings.

Master Programs

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    International Economics & Finance

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of international commercial behavior and trade policy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of international trade theory; tariffs and quotas; commercial policy; trade factor flows; international finance and investment; currency regulation; trade exchange rates and markets; international trade negotiation; international payments; and accounting policies.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Analytics and Modeling

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of computers to collect, and organize biological information.

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    Business Administration

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Chinese Studies

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Chinese conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders through observation, interviews, and tests.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Cyber Security

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Digital Media

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Engineering Management

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of engineering principles; the operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations; accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; and environmental program management.

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    English

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    English Studies & Communication

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Health Administration

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

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    History

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Information Technology

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    International Commerce & Policy

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    Nursing

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Sports Administration

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation leadership.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Sports Media

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • 1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

    Theology & Ministry

    USD 22,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 500
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 384

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Minimum SAT 1510
  • Average SAT Score 1640

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    International master’s students may be eligible for merit-based scholarships ranging from $2,000 – $6,000.

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    Established in 1859

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    Valparaiso University has been named one of the top ten regional universities in the Midwest since 1990.

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          • Testimony
            1995-1996, Intensive Training in English as a Second language

            Great Experience

            It was a great experience at Valpo-Chicago on 1995-1996, it was a big push in my desire to be an entrepreneur...

          • Testimony
            1970 -1974, B.S.

            With Love and Pride

            Valpo provides students with profound opportunities to become the best version of themselves! My four years there were filled with tremendous experiences. The faculty members aspire to a masterful code, and their positive imprint will last a lifetime. My gratitude abounds...

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            1998 -2001, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Faith based education for the real world

            My time at VU provided a strong foundation for success while embracing my Lutheran faith and heritage. I learned the tools to see problems as opportunities and seek solutions from different perspectives. VU gave me the tools to be successful in any situation - from military operations to the manufacturing floor.