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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Studies (Olathe Campus)

22201 W Innovation Dr.
Olathe KS, 66061
Fax: 913-541-1488



Ralph Richardson

Department Head and Director of Graduate Studies:

Janice M. Barrow

Graduate Faculty:

Paige Adams, Ph.D., Cornell University
Janice Barrow, Ph.D., University of Houston
Royce Ann Collins, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Judy Favor, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Sara Gragg, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Londa Nwadike, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Eleni Pliakoni, Ph.D., University of Thessaly
Ralph Richardson, D.V.M., Kansas State University

Graduate Faculty Associates:

Mark Sorell, MS, Kansas State University
Marianne Swaney-Stueve, Ph.D., University of Missouri


The School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Studies advances Kansas State University Olathe’s mission to be the model and leader of adaptable, interdisciplinary and innovative education, research and public/private engagement in the Kansas City area, bridging the University with global and local communities, government and industry partners.  The School offers academic programs and applied research that address industry demand in the food, animal health and related sectors.  The interdisciplinary studies approach to critical thinking allows students to gain a more comprehensive understanding of complex issues and an enhanced ability to address broad and multi-faceted challenges. The School provides students with a high degree of flexibility in designing their educational and research plans, which increase the technical and professional skills needed for career advancement.


Master of Science

Graduate Certificate


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