Application Process

Admission requirements:

Review the Admission Procedures and Entrance Requirements before applying.

Each graduate program at Kansas State University determines the materials needed for making admission decisions. Contact the department to which you are interested in applying to determine what supporting documents are required as part of the application process. 

Fill out the online application:

Kansas State University does not accept paper applications for admission. 
The online application allows graduate applicants to submit all required supporting documentation via the application form. 

Application fees:

Application fees for admission to graduate programs are non-refundable.

$50 application fee
    • US citizens
    • permanent residents
$75 application fee
    • International applicants

Note: Some programs may require an additional application fee. Additional application fees apply if you are applying to graduate programs in the

  • College of Architecture, Planning and Design or the
  • College of Business Administration.

Refer to program websites for more information.

See the application fee frequently asked questions for more information.


You must upload a scanned copy (PDF preferred) of transcript(s) from each college or university where you received your bachelor's degree(s) and completed any post baccalaureate course work or degrees. Transcripts become part of your records at Kansas State University and cannot be returned.

If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript for GPA and degree conferral verification from the institution(s) where you received your degree(s) and completed any post-baccalaureate credits.

Students whose transcripts are not in English must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority. Failure to list any colleges or universities attended may result in dismissal from the university.

Check your application status:

Initial review and admission recommendation are completed by the program to which you applied. The application process is described below. 

* Apply to a graduate program online and pay the application fee

* The graduate program to which you applied reviews the application and forwards the decision to the Graduate School. 

* The Graduate School reviews the application and sends the official recommendation to the applicant. Applicants receive an official decision letter.

Primary language

To demonstrate competence in the English language, an official report of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System - academic exam (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) must be sent to Kansas State University for all applicants whose primary language is not English.

Learn more about English proficiency requirements.