May 11, 2021  
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees & Certificates Offered


With 64 master’s programs, 42 doctoral programs, 5 educational doctoral programs and 29 graduate certificates, 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

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Master of science
  Academic Advising  
  Adult and Continuing Education 
  Agribusiness Economics 
  Agricultural Economics 
  Agronomy 
  Animal Sciences 
  Apparel and Textiles 
  Architectural Engineering  
  Architecture 
  Biochemistry 
  Biological and Agricultural Engineering 
  Biology 
  Chemical Engineering 
  Chemistry 
  Civil Engineering 
  Community Development  
  Computing and Information Sciences 
  College Student Development 
  Curriculum and Instruction 
  Dietetics 
  Educational Administration and Leadership 
  Electrical and Computer Engineering 
  Entomology 
  Family Studies and Human Services 
  Food Science 
  Food Service Hospitality Management and Dietetics Administration 
  Genetics 
  Geology 
  Gerontology 
  Grain Science 
  Horticulture 
  Human Nutrition 
  Industrial Engineering 
  Journalism and Mass Communications 
  Kinesiology 
  Mathematics 
  Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering 
  Operations Research 
  Physics 
  Plant Pathology 
  Psychology 
  School Counseling 
  Special Education 
  Statistics 
  Veterinary Biomedical Science 
Master of arts
  Communication Studies 
  Economics 
  English 
  Geography 
  History 
  Modern Languages 
  Political Science 
  Security Studies 
  Sociology 
  Theatre 
  Theatre with concentration in Drama Therapy 
Master of Accountancy 
Master of Agribusiness 
Master of Architecture 
Master of Business Administration 
Master of Engineering Management 
Master of Fine Arts 
Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design 
Master of Landscape Architecture 
Master of Music 
Master of Public Administration 
Master of Public Health 
Master of Regional and Community Planning 
Master of Software Engineering 


Doctoral Degrees

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Doctor of education
  Adult and Continuing Education 
  Counseling and Student Development 
  Curriculum and Instruction 
  Educational Administration and Leadership 
  Special Education 
Doctor of philosophy
  Adult and Continuing Education 
  Agricultural Economics 
  Agronomy 
  Animal Science 
  Apparel and Textiles 
  Biochemistry 
  Biological and Agricultural Engineering 
  Biology 
  Chemical Engineering 
  Chemistry 
  Civil Engineering 
  Computing and Information Sciences 
  Counselor Education and Supervision 
  Curriculum and Instruction 
  Economics 
  Eletrical and Computer Engineering 
  Entomology 
  Environmental Design and Planning 
  Food Science 
  Food Service and Hospitality Management 
  Genetics 
  Geography 
  Geology (KSU-KU Joint Program) 
  Grain Science 
  History 
  Horticulture 
  Human Ecology 
  Human Nutrition 
  Industrial Engineering 
  Mathematics 
  Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering 
  Microbiology 
  Physics 
  Plant Pathology 
  Psychology 
  Security Studies 
  Sociology 
  Statistics 
  Student Affairs in Higher Education 
  Veterinary Pathobiology (Ph.D.) 
  Veterinary Physiology (Ph.D.) 
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 

Graduate Certificates

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  Academic Advising 
  Air Quality 
  Applied Statistics 
  Business Administration 
  Classroom Technology 
  Complex Fluid Flows 
  Conflict Resolution 
  Entomology 
  Feedlot Production Management 
  Food Safety and Defense 
  Food Science 
  Geoenvironmental 
  Geographic Information Science 
  Gerontology 
  International Service 
  Occupational Health Psychology 
  Organizational Leadership 
  Personal Financial Planning 
  Public Administration 
  Public Health Core Concepts 
  Real-time Embedded System Design 
  Stem Cell Biotechnology 
  Teaching and Learning 
  Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  Technical Writing and Professional Communication 
  Women’s Studies 
  Youth Development Administration 
  Youth Development Professional