Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS, Manhattan

  • #801-1000 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 17,599Total Students
  • 1,173Faculty
  • 1,164Int'l Students

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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.

About

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

QS World University Ranking

  • 2014
    #471-480
  • 2015
    #501-550
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #751-800
  • 2019
    #751-800
  • 2020
    #701-750
  • 2021
    #701-750
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #801-1000

Student & Staff

Total students
17,599

14%
86%

International students
1,164

60%
40%

Total faculty staff
1,173

245
928

Total students
17,599

14%
86%

International students
1,164

60%
40%

Total faculty staff
1,173

928
245
2022
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Campus locations

Manhattan Campus,

Manhattan, KS , Manhattan , Kansas , United States , 66506

Global Campus,

1615 Anderson Avenue , Manhattan , Kansas , United States , 66502

Olathe Campus,

22201 W Innovation Drive , Olathe , Kansas , United States , 66061

Polytechnic Campus,

2310 Centennial Road , Salina , Kansas , United States , 67401

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English language requirements