About The Graduate School
Kansas State University offers graduate degrees and certificates on all three campuses: Manhattan, Polytechnic and Olathe. Students earn degrees on campus, online or through a combination of the two.
To provide exceptional graduate student services that enhance professional and career development, support graduate student research and scholarly endeavors, and create a diverse and inclusive environment that promotes interdisciplinary and cultural interaction, all while advocating for competitive compensation packages for all students.
Goals of Graduate Education
- Provide every student with the knowledge and skills needed for professional success.
- Enhance the research and scholarly enterprise at the university, within the state, nationally and globally.
- Provide “brain power” to drive advancement of private enterprise.
- Contribute to workforce development in Kansas.
The Graduate School provides strategic leadership in the development of innovative graduate programs — both disciplinary and interdisciplinary — and programs that produce professionals with advanced degrees who occupy strategic roles in higher education, industry and public service. In its pursuit of excellence, the Graduate School promotes diversity among students and faculty; programs that serve the needs of individuals, families and society; the use of forward-thinking instructional technology for program delivery on campus and beyond; and research that confronts some of the world’s most pressing problems.
The Graduate School is a partner in the university's goals to make K-State a Top 50 public research university and has contributed its own set of goals for K-State 2025 (pdf).