Jun 15, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees & Certificates Offered

With 74 master’s programs, 41 doctoral programs, 4 educational doctoral programs, 44 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.

Secondary majors (see undergraduate catalog) http://catalog.k-state.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1411#mino_seco_majo

Master’s Degrees

    Concurrent degree programs:

  Dual Degrees:

   Master of arts:

   Master of science:

   Master of science emphasis areas:

   Professional master’s: 

    Terminal master’s: 

Doctoral Degrees

   Doctor of education:

   Doctor of philosophy:

   Doctor of philosophy emphasis areas:

Graduate Certificates