Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees & Certificates Offered

With 78 master’s programs, 45 doctoral programs, 53 graduate certificates, and a variety of accelerated degree options, Kansas State University offer 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.


Accelerated Degree Programs

Dual Degrees

Master Degrees

      Master of Arts:

      Master of Science:

Master of Science Emphasis Areas

Professional Master’s

      Terminal Master’s: 

Education Specialist

Doctor of Education

      Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

     Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy Emphasis Areas

Graduate Certificates