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Student Handbook

Graduate Degree Programs


The Graduate School, 313 Plumb Hall, coordinates admission activities for more than 2,000 graduate students. The office markets 27 graduate programs with 34 available areas of concentration, 1 Ph.D. program with 2 available areas of concentration, 1 Ed.S. program and 11 certificate programs. Thirteen 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 additional information, call 620-341-5403 or 1-800-950-GRAD. Further information is also available on the following website <>.

The Graduate School provides information on numerous graduate assistantships and selects the winner of the Harold Durst Graduate Research Award, Robert J. Grover Scholarship, Boylan Scholar Award, and Boylan Thesis Awards.