Academic success

Navigating graduate degree requirements

Life as a graduate student is an intellectually thrilling experience, and the path to graduation is different than it was in your undergraduate career. Our guides for master's and doctoral students will help you navigate your way through major requirements, or milestones, for successful completion of your degree.

Guide for master's students

Master Students

Through advanced coursework and training from faculty members who are experts in their fields, you will develop your capacities for independent study and research, scholarship and creative discovery.

Master's requirements and checklists


Guide for doctoral students

Doctorial Students

As a doctoral student, in addition to completing coursework that provides you with a strong foundation of knowledge in your field of study, you are expected to demonstrate a unique ability as a scholar and researcher.

Doctoral requirements and checklists


Support to help you succeed

You don't have to navigate the graduate experience alone! K-State has a number of services and resources to support your academic work. Additionally, Graduate School staff are here to answer your questions and help you have a successful graduate experience.

Academic support services

Graduate School staff

Here are a few key points of contact in the Graduate School to provide guidance and address questions related to your degree progress.

Megan Miller

Megan Miller, PhD
Assistant Director of Student Success

Dr. Miller is your Graduate School point of contact when you need guidance outside of your degree program on navigating your graduate experience or need help connecting to resources and support for your academic success, professional development, and personal well-being.

Degree analysts

Throughout your graduate career, a degree analyst in the Graduate School will oversee your degree progress, process required forms. Degree analysts are best able to answer questions about the status of forms related to graduate career milestones (e.g., program of study, approval to schedule final exam) and your fulfillment of degree requirements.


Angie Pfizenmaier
Lead Degree Analyst for:
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

Kyli Cass

Kyli Cass
Degree Analyst for:
College of Education
College of Health and Human Sciences


Brenda Nowakowski
Degree Analyst for:
College of Agriculture
College of Architecture, Planning and Design
College of Business Administration
Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
College of Technology and Aviation (Salina)
Masters of Public Administration
Masters of Public Health
Masters of Fine Art

View a full list of Graduate School staff.