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 15,600
  • Acceptance Rate 82%
  • Students 4,507
  • International Students 14%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 30,100
  • 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

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    Analytics and Modeling

    <p>This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. This program offers courses that focus on formulating analysis and solution to problems more
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    Arts and Entertainment Administration

    <p>This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that focus on international arts and entertainment manageme more
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    Business

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buy more
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    Chinese Studies

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

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    Comparative Global Inquiry

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    Cyber Security

    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, more
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    Digital Media

    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, sociolog more
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    Education

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
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    English Studies and Communication

    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 litera more
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    Health Care Administration

    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 more
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    History

    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 p more
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    Humane Education

    <p>This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human rights, environmental preservatio more
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    Information Technology

    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 syst more
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    International Commerce and Policy

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the more
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    International Economics and Finance

    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 th more
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    Liberal Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social scienc more
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    Media and Communication

    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 et more
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    Nursing

    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 inc more
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    Occupational Therapy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology more
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    Public Health

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, more
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    Sports Administration

    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 lead more
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational servic more
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    Theology and Ministry

    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 454
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 385

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 75
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

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

    School Locations

    Other Information

    Established in 1859

    Other

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

    The Location

    1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA

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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...

      • Testimony
        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.