Graduate Students

We believe there’s no dream too big to build. BVU’s high-quality and affordable master’s programs and endorsements equip you, as a working professional, with the skills required to become a leader in your field.

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Programs for Real Success

Our curriculum is built to empower you in your individual professional passions and goals. Experienced faculty, accessible advisors, and meaningful coursework that you can complete on your schedule all add up to a graduate education which will pay off for years to come.

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No GRE Required

BVU’s graduate programs do not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or any other standardized tests — saving you time and money.

Affordable Graduate Degrees

We’re committed to helping you meet your professional goals with a quality, competitively-priced graduate education. Learn about financial assistance options for teacher education.

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No GRE required! Start your online application today.

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Feel Supported

You’ll have full access to BVU’s supportive online network of resources, a close-knit cohort of students as you move through the program, expert faculty, and a helpful advisor. Connect with us on social media for the latest news.

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Make it Work

With evening and online classes, plus face-to-face experiences in our education and counseling programs, we shape your education around your goals, your needs, and your schedule.

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Complete your Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Faster!

BVU’s Plus One Program allows BVU undergraduate students the opportunity to earn their master’s degree in less time.


Fully Online Graduate Programs

You’ll have easy access to peers and professors using Canvas online learning software. Join a fully functional online learning “ecosystem” with intuitive ways to stay engaged and interact with your BVU community while you earn your graduate degree or endorsement.

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Online Graduate Programs with Residency

BVU’s counseling programs use a combination of online learning, virtual classroom webinars, and on-campus summer intensives. Do most of your learning wherever there’s WiFi. Then, come to Storm Lake for a four-day residency in the summer, and learn with your peers in person.

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Graduate Residency Students

Online Learning: Summer Residency

Our counseling programs' summer residency is an important, valued time for students to build relationships with peers and enhance their skills through focused collaboration and interaction.

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Already a Beaver? Discover how you can earn your master's in one additional year of study.  Learn More

Your BVU Support Staff

Marissa Moats
Marissa Barton
Student Success Specialist, Graduate Programs
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Kelli Cameron
Kelli Cameron
Student Success Specialist, Graduate Programs
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Delaney Ehn
Delaney Ehn
Student Success Specialist - Graduate Programs
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Dr. Branis Knezevic
Assistant Professor of Professional School Counseling
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Director of Graduate Programs
Deb Lenhart
Director of Graduate Programs
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Jordan Mikkelsen
Jordan Mikkelsen
Financial Specialist - Graduate Programs
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Lindsey Feikes
Lindsey Nielsen
Student Success Specialist, Graduate Programs
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