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Meet Higher Learning Commission Requirements with Kansas State University

Kansas State University Global Campus offers online graduate courses that can help you meet the 18-credit-hour requirements set forth by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for individuals teaching concurrent or dual-credit courses. All of the courses listed below are available online, so you can take classes from the comfort of your home and without commuting.

Courses meeting HLC Requirements

The courses listed in the table below have been approved by K-State academic units as appropriate for faculty who need 18 hours of graduate credit in their discipline to meet HLC requirements. K-State offers additional courses online in other disciplines. Before enrolling, you should confirm the course is acceptable to your employer.

For course descriptions, tuition and start dates, use the online course search tool.

Some of the courses listed below may count toward a graduate certificate or master's degree. To find out more, visit the degree listing page.


K-State Global Campus offers a fixed tuition rate regardless of your Kansas residency status. Additional fees may be assessed by the college or department. You can also find the cost of a specific course by searching for the course in the online course search tool.  

Some districts and colleges may offer financial assistance for teachers taking courses to meet HLC requirements. Check with your individual district or college to find out if financial assistance is available to you. 

COMM 790   Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement: Theoretical FoundationsX  
COMM 791   Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement: Process Models X 
COMM 792   Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement: Core Skills and Strategies  X 
COMM 793   Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement: Capstone Experience  X
CNRES 751  Conflict Resolution: Core Skills and StrategiesX X X
CNRES 752  Culture and Conflict X  
MATH 706  Theory of Numbers X 
STAT 701   Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics  
STAT 703   Introduction to Statistics Methods for SciencesXXX
STAT 705   Regression and Analysis of VarianceXX 
STAT 722   Experimental Design for Product Development and Quality ImprovementXXX
STAT 730   Multivariate Statistical MethodsXX 
STAT 770   Theory of Statistics I XXX
STAT 771   Theory of Statistics IIXXX
STAT 870   Analysis of Messy DataXXX
ENGL 758   Scientific WritingXXX
ACCTG 810   Foundations of Accounting and FinanceX  
FINAN 815    Corporate Finance X 
MANGT 810   Operations and Supply Chain ManagementX  
MANGT 820   Behavorial Management TheoryX  
MKTG 810   Marketing Concepts and Research X 
POLSC 812   Foundations of Security StudiesXX 
POLSC 813   International SecurityXXX

To apply for admission to K-State Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student, complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the online application page. This application is for graduate programs at all campus locations: Manhattan, Olathe, Global, and Polytechnic.
  2. Create an account.
  3. On the program selection page of the application, choose Graduate School General Admission.
  4. Finish completing the application and include unofficial transcripts (any transcripts that have been sent directly to the student.)
  5. Pay the $25 application fee.