Graduate School

Kansas State University

103 Fairchild Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506



800-651-1816 (toll free)


785-532-2983 fax

About The Graduate School

Kansas State University offers graduate degrees and certificates on all three campuses: Manhattan, Salina and Olathe. Students earn degrees on campus, online and a through a combination of the two.

Our mission is to provide exceptional graduate student services that enhance professional and career development, support graduate student research and scholarly endeavors, and create an 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.
  • Contribute to workforce development in Kansas.
  • Provide “brain power” to drive advancement of private enterprise.
  • Enhance the research enterprise at the university, within the state, nationally and globally.


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).