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Student Handbook

Degree Analysis


The Graduate School, 313 Plumb Hall, coordinates admission activities for approximately 2,100 graduate students. The office markets 28 graduate programs with 37 available areas of concentration, 1 Ph.D. program with 2 available areas of concentration, 1 Ed.S. program and 11 certificate programs. Fifteen graduate degree programs are offered online. Applications for admission to graduate degree programs are received and examined to determine compliance with requirements for admission to graduate status before being forwarded to the various academic units for their specific review.

 Other activities that involve student contact with the Graduate School include graduation degree plan checks, thesis and dissertation evaluations, and support of graduate student travel for professional development. The Graduate School staff and dean are available to assist both current and prospective graduate students. For further information, call 620-341-5403 or 1-800-950-GRAD or email Further information is also available on the following website <>.

The Graduate School provides information on numerous graduate assistantships and selects the winners of the Boylan Scholar Awards, McNair Scholarship, New Graduate Student Scholarships, Robert J. Grover Scholarship, and Boylan Thesis Awards.  The Graduate School also selects students who receive research support through the Thesis/Dissertation Support Award and Harold Durst Research Award.