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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS Manhattan,
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United States
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Postgraduate Overview

K-State offers 74 master’s programs, 41 doctoral programs, four educational doctoral programs, 44 graduate certificates. Graduate programs are offered in a range of disciplines including agriculture, architecture, arts, education, engineering, humanities, physical sciences, social sciences.

Usual postgraduate requirements (may differ for individual programs): 

• 3.0 GPA
• Standardized test results (i.e. GMAT/GRE)
• Application materials
• Personal statement
• Letters of reference

Graduate School candidates who aren’t English native language speaker must achieve:

• TOEFL score: minimum 79 internet-based or 550 paper-based
• International English Language Testing System: minimum 6.5 score
• Pearson Test of English: minimum 58 score

Based on summer 2020 tuition and fees, non-resident graduate students will be charged approximately US$12,500 for tuition and fees if enrolled in six credit hours. Whereas the resident rate for six hours of graduate credit is approximately US$6,100.

Graduate teaching assistantships (GTA), graduate research assistantships (GRA), and graduate assistantships (GA) are common forms of funding for graduate students. Most assistantships are 0.5 FTE appointments that include a bi-weekly stipend.

GTA appointments also include tuition remission for up to 10 credit hours each semester. Some GRA appointments include tuition support, but this varies by employing unit. Some departments or programs may have scholarships for graduate students.

International students can apply for a graduate program at K-State by visiting the Graduate School’s website.

University Highlights

Kansas State University is one of the top Public universities in Manhattan, United States. It is ranked #701-750 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 20,054


International students - 1,472


Total faculty staff - 1,371


Total students - 20,054


International students - 1,472

Total faculty staff - 1,371

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