The Master of Science in Academic Advising is offered through the Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs graduate program for advising professionals and future professional advisors seeking to enhance their knowledge and ability to work more effectively with postsecondary students in their academic and career planning. All courses are offered online, which serves graduate students in Kansas and students both across and outside the country.
The program’s conceptual framework emphasizes development of “highly skilled and educated” professional advisors who through their work prepare undergraduates for their future careers. Curricular experiences include interpersonal relations; needs and characteristics of specific groups of students; research methods; learning principles; advising strategies; college student development; career development and multicultural aspects of advising. Students complete 27 hours of core courses and also select one of two 3-credit hour restricted electives.