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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Auxiliary Services and Facilities

Office of Institutional Equity

103 Edwards Hall
E-mail: equity@k-state.edu

The Office of Institutional Equity is available to students on matters of equal opportunity in admissions, access to University sponsored programs and activities, and employment due to race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual violence, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, dating or domestic violence, or stalking. Students with concerns about any of the basis listed above may contact the office. The Office of Institutional Equity also includes the University’s Title IX Coordinator and investigation team. These individuals are available to assist in coordinating support and services to students in need of assistance after experiencing any form of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, stalking, or relationship violence. 


Alumni Association

Amy Button Renz, President and CEO
K-State Alumni Association
1720 Alumni Center
785-532-6260 or 1-800-600-2586
E-mail: alumni@k-state.com

The K-State Alumni Association is a 41,000-member, nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead and inspire lifelong involvement that will benefit Kansas State University and all members of our Wildcats Community. This is accomplished through student recruitment programs, quality publications and communications, constituent events, affinity programs and maintenance of records on more than 320,000 alumni and friends.


Child Care

K-State Center for Child Development

Debra Ring, Director
1 East Jardine Drive
E-mail: childcare@k-state.edu

The K-State Center for Child Development is a Student Life department serving the child care and early childhood education needs of K-State students, faculty, staff and the community. It is fully licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and is a nationally accredited program through NAFYC. It is professionally staffed and uses a nationally acclaimed curriculum. The Center also partners with Army Childcare in Your Neighborhood to offer subsidies to military families. The Center provides a variety of subsidies to make childcare affordable to all families. The Center offers full-day high quality and educational programs for infants through school age (6 weeks through 5th grade). The Center is open year-round offering care Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


School of Family Studies and Human Services

Dr. Dorothy Bagwell Durband, School Director
Dr. Mary DeLuccie, Administrator of Early Childhood Programs
303 Justin Hall
Fax: 785-532-5505
E-mail: fshs@k-state.edu

The School operates six early childhood classrooms for children aged 6 weeks through five years at The Stone House Ruth Hoeflin Early Childhood Education Center and C.Q. and Georgia Chandler III Institute for Child and Family Studies on N. Manhattan Avenue. The site serves as a teacher training facility for students enrolled in the pre-service early childhood education program. Enrollment in the program is open to members of the K-State and Manhattan communities. The facility is licensed by the state of Kansas and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The learning environments and planned experiences are designed to foster children’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical growth and development. Enrollment application forms are available online.

Four of the classrooms provide year-round, full-day care and education for the children ranging in age from 6 weeks through five years of age. Priority in enrollment is given to children of parents working full- time. Two classrooms, The Early Childhood Laboratory, host an interagency program with USD 383. The classrooms integrate children identified by USD 383 who have delays and/or disabilities with non-handicapped children. Forty-eight children, ranging in age from 3 to 5 years, are enrolled in this part-year, part-day preschool program.


K-State Family Center

Nancy T. O’Conner, Director Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
139 Campus Creek Complex
Fax: 785-532-6523
E-mail: family@k-state.edu

The K-State Family Center provides applied educational training to students while offering counseling, family-related educational programs, consultation, and mediation services to Manhattan and the state. On-site services include individual, couple, family and group therapy, and parent education. Outreach programs include contracts with Junction City Smart Start program providing home-based family play therapy, parent education and staff consultation. State sponsored home-based family therapy training is also provided for clinicians throughout the state through contracts with SRS and KHS.


Communications and Marketing

Jeffery B. Morris, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: jbmorris@k-state.edu

The Division of Communications and Marketing has a mission to fully integrate our university image and message delivery; to increase the impact and efficiency of institutional and marketing objectives; and to unify the brand voice in order to continue K-State on the path to an improved state, national, and international reputation. The division is charged with creating and leading a comprehensive communications and integrated marketing program that emphasizes Kansas State University’s unique brand and enhances the visibility of the university.

Marketing Services

Ashley N. Martin, Director
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: ashley07@k-state.edu

The University Marketing provides all administrative units, academic colleges and departments, and university-sponsored organizations and initiatives with direct access to integrated marketing expertise, free of charge. The marketing team consults on and develops marketing strategies that are both university-wide and unit-specific, and we specialize in creative copy writing that is tailored to your marketing needs. Our team of client managers serves as your first point of contact to access all of the free creative services the division offers. The marketing staff coordinates with the division’s graphic designers, Web services, video and engineering services, news and communications services, photographers, and social media staff to create and deliver your message.

News and Communications Services

Cindy Hollingsworth, Director
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: cholling@k-state.edu

News and Communications Services coordinates public information about K-State faculty, staff and student activities and events. It is the official outlet for print and broadcast news materials relating to K-State policies and administration and is one of three university units sanctioned to distribute news. The unit administers the general university social media accounts and offers editing and writing assistance to university colleges, departments and units. Additionally, News and Communications Services produces and distributes video news releases and distributes the official daily newsletters, K-State Today, for faculty and staff, and K-State Today Student Edition. The unit also works in conjunction with the Vice President for Research to publish the university’s flagship research magazine, Seek.

Photographic Services

Tommy Theis, Photographic Services Manager
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: photo@k-state.edu

Photographic Services offers location and studio photography. We offer walk-in portrait days twice monthly.

Design Services

Ben Cleveland, Creative Director
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: abclevel@k-state.edu

Design Services is responsible for designing and coordinating production for print and Web projects used in the advancement of Kansas State University.

Video and Engineering Services

Robert F. Nelson, Executive Director
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
E-mail: ves@k-state.edu

Video and Engineering Services offer a full-service production facility with skilled broadcast and production professionals ready to assist you with studio, remote, or other video production needs. Facilities include a professional broadcast studio, remote production truck and digital satellite uplink vehicle. Producers, directors, and engineers will work with you to turn your idea into a product you’ll be proud to share. From pre-production to post-production, Video and Engineering Services is your “one-stop shop” for audio and video production for all of your marketing and professional needs.

Web Services

Neil Erdwien, Director
128 Dole Hall
Fax: 785-532-7355
Email: webservices@k-state.edu

Web services promotes a consistent, positive image of K-State by managing the university’s Web presence and overseeing K-State’s content management system. Services include Web design, information architecture, multimedia content, user experience research and email marketing.


Division of Information Technology

IT Help Desk
Kansas State University
Hale Library
2nd Floor
117 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506


The university provides technology resources and facilities for student, faculty, and staff use. K-State’s high-speed data network allows access from residence halls, the K-State Student Union, Hale Library, university computing labs, centrally scheduled classrooms, and locations equipped with wireless access points. 

To learn about information technology at K-State, visit the Welcome to Information Technology at K-State website

For questions or assistance with any information technology resources, contact the IT Help Desk: 

Responsible use of the university’s technology resources is expected of everyone and use of K-State’s systems constitutes agreement to abide by all relevant policies. Unauthorized or inappropriate use may limit or revoke use privileges and administrative, civil, or criminal penalties. For more information, visit the Information Technology Usage Policy.  

eIDs and passwords

All K-State students and employees are required to have an eID (electronic identifier). Your eID is your K-State user name and becomes part of your K-State email, is used to enroll in classes, access Canvas, and KSIS, view online paychecks, and much more. 

With your eID, you can also manage your eProfile to change your password, sign up for K-State Alerts emergency messages and phone calls, and more. 

Your eID’s security is your responsibility. Keep your eID password private. K-State policy prohibits using someone else’s eID or sharing passwords. Your eID password does not expire. You do not need to change your password unless the password becomes compromised. Visit the K-State eID and password page.  

K-State will never ask for your password in an email. Delete any email that asks for your password. 


K-State provides email service to all students and employees. Your official, primary K-State email address has two forms: eid@k-state.edu and eid@ksu.edu. The university sends official correspondence to K-Staters via their primary email address with the full expectation that communications will be received and read in a timely manner. 

For information about the central email services offered at K-State, visit the Office 365 website.

Microsoft Office software

Office 365 is free for all K-Staters and includes desktop and mobile app versions of the Microsoft Office Suite and can be installed on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five phones. For help and support with Office 365, visit the Office 365 Help and Support website.

Antivirus and security

K-Staters connecting their computers to the Kansas State University network can use the approved antivirus software of their choice or choose from the recommended software listed on the K-State Antivirus Software website

Emergency notices (K-State Alerts)

K-State Alerts is Kansas State University’s emergency notification system that gives campus authorities the ability to communicate emergency information quickly to the university community. To sign up, visit eID.k-state.edu.


Windows and Mac computer stations are available in Hale Library (Windows on 1st and 2nd floors, Macs on 2nd floor) and the K-State Student Union. There are two lab computers in the Cardwell Math/Physics Library. One of the computers is located in the corridor (Cardwell 105C). Mac computers in Hale Library include Adobe Creative Cloud. Computer labs provide free access to electronic information resources and software programs, including email, internet access, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, and programming languages.  

To locate public computers and to print on campus and learn more, visit the University Computing Labs website.

Media Studio

The Media Studio is located on the first floor of the Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab in Hale Library. To learn more, visit the Media Studio website.

Equipment checkout

Equipment available for checkout varies. For up-to-date information, do one of the following: 

Connecting to K-State (wireless and direct network)

The wireless networks include KSU Wireless, KSU Guest, and KSU Housing (for individuals living in the residence halls and Jardine Apartments). Eduroam also is available. For more information, visit the Wireless Networks website

There are two ways to connect to the campus data network and then to the internet: 

  1. Direct network connection, using a hard-wired line and an Ethernet card. K-State buildings are directly connected to the internet. 
  2. Wireless network connection. K-State’s wireless computer network allows laptops and other mobile computing devices to link to the internet without being physically tied to an Ethernet connection line. 

A current K-State eID and password are required to configure your device and access the secure wireless network. For more information, visit the Wireless Connect web page

Information resources

Information resources include: 

  For links to the many IT resources, visit the IT Services website.

Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports

Graduate students are required to submit an electronic version of their thesis, dissertation, or report. Information on formatting, templates, help and support and more are available from the ETDR website

Chief Information Officer and Vice President

Gary Pratt, Chief Information Officer 
116 Unger Complex 
2323 Anderson Ave. 
E-mail: its@k-state.edu 


KSU Foundation

Greg Willems, President and CEO
1800 Kimball Avenue, Suite 200
E-mail: foundation@found.k-state.edu

The KSU Foundation was established in 1944 as the official fundraising arm of Kansas State University. It is a separate, independent organization chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Foundation staff members work in close partnership with university administrators, deans and faculty to secure charitable contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to support identified priorities for the university. Gifts received through the foundation fund undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, establish faculty chairs and professorships, provide departmental support, and enhance the campus infrastructure.

A volunteer board of trustees governs the foundation. A 15-member board of directors meets quarterly and is authorized to act on the trustees’ behalf.


K-State Speech and Hearing Center

Robert Garcia, Program Director
Melanie Hilgers, Director of Clinical Services
139 Campus Creek Complex
E-mail: mhilgers@k-state.edu

The K-State Speech and Hearing Center provides evaluation, intervention, and consultation services to individuals with articulation, fluency, voice, language and swallowing, or hearing impairments. These clinical services are available to university students, children, and adults of the surrounding communities. The center provides educational and clinical experiences for students preparing for careers in speech-language pathology and audiology.



K-State Libraries
Lori Goetsch, Dean of Libraries
Hale Library
E-mail: library@k-state.edu

On May 22, 2018, a fire in Hale Library resulted in significant smoke and water damage. While the building will be closed for the 2018-2019 school year, library and IT services are available, including Ask a Librarian and the IT Help Desk, which is located in the Student Union. Online resources such as databases, ebooks, and journals are available, but most physical collections that were in Hale during the fire will not be accessible during the 2018-2019 school year. Students should request books and articles that are no longer available from K-State using the Library’s free inter-library loan service. They will work to get these items from other libraries for you. Alternate computer, printing, and study locations have also been identified. For more information about the fire and alternate study locations, visit the Hale Library Recovery website at www.k-state.edu/hale.

K-State Libraries manifests the land-grant values and rich history of Kansas State University. We elevate academic success as an integral partner in research, learning, and discovery. We advocate for our campus and our community, connect their imaginations to information, and number their successes among our own.

All of the K-State Libraries venues offer areas for individual and group study and often include technology-enabled meeting rooms. Inside Hale Library, the Great Room anchors the third floor Quiet Zone for focused individual work, while the area around Library Help on the second floor is a hub of activity for group projects and study.

When classes are in session, Hale Library is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, plus weekend hours. This ensures that whenever students need a place to study, the Libraries can be a first option. Additionally, the Anita C. Lehner 24 Hour Study Area inside Hale Library is open 365 days a year for study space or computer use.

The Libraries employ approximately 100 staff full-time, including faculty librarians, unclassified professionals, and classified professionals. The part-time student staff numbers approximately 60.

Collectively the Libraries maintain three million volumes to support the diverse academic, instructional, and research activities of Kansas State University. Technology allows students and faculty to be outside the library building, off campus, and even out of the country and still have the ability to access online databases, journals, and books. Personal research assistance is available from anywhere through the Libraries’ website and services like Ask a Librarian that include chat, text message, and email options. We’ve been answering your questions since 1863 and finding new ways to do so every day.

In addition to Hale Library, there are five specialized branch libraries: Fiedler Engineering Library, Math/Physics Library, K-State Polytechnic Campus Library, Veterinary Medical Library, and Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design.

K-State Libraries: Elevating Academic Success!


Police Department

108 Edwards Hall
E-mail: police@k-state.edu


The Kansas State University Police Department helps preserve a safe campus environment where diverse social, cultural and academic values are allowed to develop and prosper.

The department has 23 police officers serving the campus community. Patrols operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year through the campus, KSU Foundation property, parking lots, residence halls, Jardine apartments and athletic complex grounds.

University police officers derive their authority from KSA 76-726 and are fully commissioned law enforcement officers vested with full police/law enforcement authority with arrest powers. Officers are state-certified and receive their basic law enforcement training from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. Officers receive a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training each year to maintain their state certification.

24 hour services include Multi-Media Messaging (similar to Text to 9-1-1) through LiveSafe, K-State Alerts, and Wildcat Walk (escort across campus). Additional services provided upon request include ALICE training, Community Safety Talks, and Emergency Operations Planning. Fingerprinting is offered during limited hours.

Postal Service

Contract Post Office
113 Dykstra Hall
785-532-6306 (messages only, clerk will return call)

Central Mail Services
109 Dykstra Hall
785-532-7751 (distribution of all interdepartmental mail and metering of departmental outgoing mail)
E-mail: centralmailservices@k-state.edu

All mail for students must be addressed to their off-campus Manhattan address or residence hall/Greek address. Postage should be applied to this mail, and it should be sent through the United States Postal Service.

Manhattan Post Office personnel deliver U.S. mail directly to university buildings and residence halls and pick up outgoing U.S. mail from various locations on the campus.

The Contract Post Office sells stamps, and other postal supplies; weighs, insures, and registers mail; and receives outgoing U.S. mail.


Collegian Media Group

Stephen Wolgast, Director
103 Kedzie Hall
E-mail: swolgast@collegianmedia.com

K-State students of all majors produce the Kansas State Collegian daily newspaper and Royal Purple yearbook the nation’s most honored tandem of collegiate publications.

Student journalists produce and select all content in the Collegian and Royal Purple. Their experience as reporters, photojournalists, designers, graphics journalists, illustrators, copy editors, and editors launches them into internships and careers across the nation. A student staff also sells thousands of dollars in advertising to help underwrite the publications.

Collegian Media Group is an independent local agency that publishes the newspaper, yearbook, and Manhappenin’ magazine. Its board of directors hires editors in chief and supervises finances, but content decisions rest with the student staffs of the publications. The newspaper advisor also teaches in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Royal Purple staffs are hired annually. Collegian staffs are hired by semester. Staff applications are available in 103 Kedzie Hall, with applications due in early November and early March for subsequent semesters.


University Press of Kansas

Charles Myers, Director
2502 Westbrooke Circle
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-4444
E-mail: upress@ku.edu

Kansas State University, in association with the other five Regents’ universities, operates and supports the University Press of Kansas for the purpose of publishing scholarly and regional books on a nonprofit basis. The press is governed by a board of trustees composed of the chief academic officers of the sponsoring institutions.