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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees & Certificates Offered

With 70 master’s programs, 38 doctoral programs, 4 educational doctoral programs, 38 graduate certificates, and a variety of emphasis areas, Kansas State University offers preparation for a variety of scholarly and research careers as well as for a wide range of professional positions.

Since research is the mode of learning at the limits of knowledge, a common objective of all the graduate programs is to develop the capacities needed for independent study and research. All doctoral programs and most master’s programs develop such capacities through both advanced course work and original research under the direction of faculty members who are experts in their fields.

A crucial part of the process involves the preparation and publication of a research study in the form of a thesis or dissertation and a defense of the study before the faculty. Some professional master’s programs emphasize preparation for professional practice and consequently offer a nonthesis option, but in these, too, the student should gain a thorough understanding of research and research methodology.

Master’s Degrees

    Concurrent degree programs:

   Master of arts:

   Master of arts emphasis areas:

   Master of science:

   Master of science emphasis areas:

   Professional masters: 

    Terminal masters: 


Doctoral Degrees

   Doctor of education:

   Doctor of philosophy:

   Doctor of philosophy emphasis areas:

Graduate Certificates