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Kansas State University

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Manhattan, KS 66506


(785) 532-6011


The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve.

Notable Alumni

Business, government, military
Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest ranking military official in the nation
Carl Ice, president and COO of BNSF Railway Co.
Warren Staley, retired chairman and CEO, Cargill Inc., one of the largest privately owned corporations in the U.S.
Donald Prigmore, president of GTE-Sprint
Bill Porter, founder and chairman emeritus of E-Trade
Richard Pearson, former president and COO of TWA and former senior vice president of American Airlines
David Denton, executive vice president and chief financial officer at CVS/Caremark
Paul Edgerley, managing director of Bain Capital Private Equity
Ashraf Aly Al-Arabi, Egyptian Minister of Planning
Margaret Grosh, senior economist at World Bank
Lynn Markel, executive vice president and CFO for Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately owned corporations in the U.S.
John Carlin, former archivist of the United States and former Kansas governor
Paul Fisher, president of Fisher Pens, creator of the Space Pen
Jerry Wexler, influential producer at Atlantic Records, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987
Neil Vander Dussen, president of Sony American
Marlin Fitzwater, the only press secretary to serve two U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan and George Bush
Milton Eisenhower, Dwight's brother and former president of K-State
John Slaughter, former president of Occidental College and former head of the National Science Foundation
Herbert Dimond, inventor of the snooze alarm
Sam Brownback, Kansas governor
Pat Roberts, U.S. Senator from Kansas
John Bilbrey, President and chief executive officer, Hershey Co.
Kelly Dubbert, first vice president and chief operating officer, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
Steven Howe, director of the Center for Space Nuclear Research
Michael W. Kramer, chief operating officer, J.C. Penney Co. Inc.
Joseph L. Searles III, first African-American floor broker and floor member, New York Stock Exchange
Pete Souza, chief White House photographer
Scott E. Topping, chief financial officer, Hawaiian Holdings Inc., owner of Hawaiian Airlines
Lynn Jenkins, Congresswoman for 2nd district of Kansas
Eric Stonestreet, Emmy-winning star of "Modern Family" on ABC
Lindsey Springer, head of development for DreamWorks TV
Gordon Jump, actor who played the Maytag man and Mr. Carlson on “WKRP in Cincinnati”
Erin Brockovich, environmental activist whose story was featured in a recent movie starring Julia Roberts
Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning actress
Samuel Ramey, basso cantante with the New York City Opera
Velina Houston, award-winning playwright and author
Virgil Miller, pioneer of special effects in the early days of Hollywood
Tim Izo Orindgreff, band member of The Black Eyed Peas
Tyrone Adams, NBA
Elijah Alexander, NFL
David Allen, NFL
Dennis Allen, NFL
Gerald Alphin, NFL
Elden Auker, legendary submarine-style pitcher for the world-champion Detroit Tigers (he once struck out Babe Ruth)
Eric Bailey, NFL
Thane Baker, Olympic gold medallist
Thomas Barnett, NFL
Ernie Barrett, NBA
Danny Beard, NBA
Jonathan Beasley, NFL
Monty Beisle, NFL
Monte Bennett, NFL
Gerald Benton, NFL
Greg Best, NFL
Keith Best, NFL
John A. Billings, MLB
Michael Bishop, NFL
Rolando Blackman, NBA all-star
Joe Blanchard, NFL
Bob Boozer, NBA
Ray Bradley, NFL
Barrett Brooks, NFL
Greg Brown, NFL
Larry Brown, NFL
Ron Brown, NFL
Henry Bryant, NFL
Josh Buhl, NFL
Dralinn Burks, NFL
Thomas Bushby, NFL
Bill Butler, NFL
Jerametrius Butler, NFL
Don Calhoun, NFL
Bryan Campbell, NFL
Russ Campbell, NFL
Chris Canty, NFL
Dyshod Carter, NFL
Rock Cartwright, NFL
Brian Casey, NFL
Lamar Chapman, NFL
Henry Childs, NFL
Steve Clark, NFL
Paul Coffman, NFL
Will Cokeley, NFL
Jim Colbert, pro golfer
Andre Coleman, NFL
Norris Coleman, NBA
Tim Colston, NFL
Larry Comley, NBA
Jarrod Cooper, NFL
Ron Coppenbarger, NFL
Les Craft, NBA
Willis Crenshaw, NFL
Tyrone Crews, NFL
Henry Cronkite, NFL
Willie Cullars, NFL
Lawrence Darnell, NFL
Daniel Davis, NFL
Roy DeWitz, NBA
Lynn Dickey, NFL quarterback
Jon Doty, NFL
Robert Douglass, NFL
Marc Dunn, NFL
Andy Eby, NFL
Maruice Elder, NFL
Jack Epps, NFL
Jay Dale Evans, NFL
Jerome Evans, NFL
Mike Evans, NBA
Eric Everley, NFL
DeMarcus Faggins, NFL
Mario Fatafehi, NFL
E.E. Feather, NFL
Olga Firsova, WNBA
Donald Flenthrope, NFL
DeShawn Fogle, NFL
Wally Frank, NBA
Josh Freeman, starting quarterback for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Scott Fulhage, NFL
James Furey, NFL
Percell Gaskins, NFL
Carl Gerlach, NBA
Eugene Goodlow, NFL
Brian Goolsby, NFL
Ira Gordon, NFL
Joe Gordon, NFL
Martin Gramatica, NFL
Rogerick Green, NFL
Steve Grogan, quarterback for the New England Patriots
Elmer Hackney, NFL
Raymond Hahn, NFL
David Hall, NBA
Joe Hall, NFL
Homer Hanson, NFL
Kenny Harrison, Olympic gold medallist
Larry Hartshorn, NFL
Maruice Henry, NFL
Steve Henson, NBA
Mack Herron, NFL
Bryan Hickman, NFL
Thomas Hill, NFL
Lew Hitch, NBA
Cliff Holloman, NFL
Steve Honeycutt, NBA
Doug Hoppock, NFK
Thomas Houchin, NFL
Darren Howard, NFL
Kevin Humphrey, NFL
Jeff Hurd, NFL
Jim Iverson, NBA
Pat Jackson, NFL
Kendyl Jacox, NFL
Clyde Johnson, NFL
Damina Johnson, NFL
Jason Johnson, NFL
Mike Johnson, NFL
Alvin Jolley, NFL
Askia Jones, NBA
David Jones, NFL
Willie Jones, NFL
Randy Jordan, NFL
Tony Jordan, NFL
Jason Kazar, NFL
Jeff Kelly, NFL
Dick Knostman, NBA
Laurie Koehn, WNBA
Vic Koenning, NFL
Lon Kruger, NBA
Jerry Krysl, NFL
Mike Kuhn, NFL
Ernie Kusnyer, NBA
Lynn Larson, NFL
Mo Latimore, NFL
Ben Leber, NLF
Nick Leckey, NFL
Leonard LeGault, NFL
Ryan Lilja, NFL
Ricky Lloyd, NFL
Aaron Lockett, NFL
Kevin Lockett, NFL
George Lyon, NFL
George Maddox, NFL
L.E. Madison, NFL
Megan Mahoney, WNBA draft pick
Dan Manucci, NFL
Ron Marciniak, NFL
Matt Martin, NFL
William Matan, NFL
Don Matuzsak, NBA
Chad May, NFL
Derrick McBride, NFL
Jerry McCloud, NFL
Darnell McDonald, NFL
Kenny McEntyre, NFL
Harry McGee, NFL
James McGill, NFL
Jon McGraw, NFL
Damion McIntosh, NFL
Pat McKenzie, NBA
Shad Meier, NFL
Steve Mitchell, NBA
Justin Montgomery, NFL
Mike Montgomery, NFL
Quincy, Morgan, NFL
Jim Bob Morris, NFL
Dennis Morrison, NFL
Lyle Munn, NFL
Frank Murphy, NFL
Willie Murrell, NBA
Ed Nealy, NBA
Gerald Neasman, NFL
Jordy Nelson, professional football wide receiver for the 2011 NFL Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers
Ron Nery, NFL
Quentin Neujahr, NFL
Terence Newman, NFL
Ralph Nichols, NFL
Nicole Ohlde, WNBA
Chris Oltmanns, NFL
Mike Osborn, NFL
Jack Parr, NBA
Madison Pearson, NFL
Ralph Pfeifer, NFL
Terry Pierce, NFL
Nick Pino, NBA
Ted Power, MLB
Rollin Prather, NFL
Norbert Raemer, NFL
Bobby Randall, MLB
Horace Randels, NFL
Thomas Randolph, NFL
Randy Reed, NBA
Tank Reese, NFL
Andy Replogle, MLB
Jamie Rheem, NFL
Joe Rheem, NFL
Mitch Richmond, NBA all-star
Ell Roberson, NFL
Raymond Romero, NFL
Fred Rothwell, NFL
Mitch Running, NFL
Dougal Russell, NFL
Kevin Saunders, world-champion wheelchair athlete
Josh Scobey, NFL
Clarence Scott, NFL
Richard Sears, NFL
Earl Seyfert, NBA
Leland Shaffer, NFL
Howie Shannon, NBA
Andrew Shull, NFL
Mike Simeta, NFL
Mark Simoneau, NFL
Reggie Singletary, NFL
J.J. Smith, NFL
Mario Smith, NFL
Michael Smith, NFL
Roy Smith, NBA
Sean Snyder, NFL
Gary Spani, NFL
Darren Sproles, NFL
Milford Stephenson, NFL
Shanele Stires, WNBA
Art Strozier, NFL
John Stucky, NFL
Roger Suttner, NBA
Justin Swift, NFL
Marvin Switzer, NFL
Veryl Switzer, NFL
Charles Tackwell, NFL
Cecil Taylor, NFL
James Terry, NFL
Daniel Thomas, NFL's Miami Dolphins
Bobby Thompson, NFL
Jerry Togiai, NFL
John Tuttle, NFL
Jerry Venable, NBA
Bobby Walker, NFL
James Walker, NFL
Taco Wallace, NFL
Rashad Washington, NFL
Jeff Webb, NBA
Howard Webber, NFL
Kendra Wecker, WNBA
Bernard Weiner, NFL
Todd Weiner, NFL
John Welch, NFL
Cedrick Williams, NFL
Chuckie Williams, NBA
George Williams, NFL
Larry Williams, NBA
Melvin Williams, NFL
Craig Wilson, MLB
Travis Wilson, NFL
Nyle Wiren, NFL
Earl Woods, father of golfer Tiger Woods and one of the first blacks to play on a college sports team
Mike Wroblewski, NBA
Ron Yankowski, NFL
Paul Yniquez, NFL
Ryan Young, NFL
Charles Zickefoose, NFL


Master’s Degrees

Concurrent degree programs:

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Architectural Engineering
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Agricultural Economics
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Biochemistry
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Biology
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Horticulture
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Hospitality Management
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Human Nutrition
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Industrial Engineering
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Kinesiology
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Mathematics
Concurrent Bachelor/Master of Public Health
Master of arts:

Communication Studies
Modern Languages
Political Science
Security Studies
Master of arts emphasis areas:

Theatre- Drama Therapy
Master of science:

Academic Advising
Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education and Communication
Animal Science
Apparel and Textiles
Architectural Engineering
Biomedical Science
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Community Development
Computer Science
Counseling and Student Development
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Family and Community Services
Family Studies and Human Services
Food Science
Grain Science
Hospitality and Dietetics Administration
Human Nutrition
Industrial Engineering
Mass Communications
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Plant Pathology
Special Education
Master of science emphasis areas:

Apparel and Textiles - Merchandising
College Student Development
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Early Childhood Education
Family Studies
Horticulture - Urban Food Systems
Life Span Human Development
Marriage and Family Therapy
Personal Financial Planning
School Counseling
Youth Development
Professional masters:

Master of Accountancy
Master of Agribusiness
Master of Architecture
Master of Business Administration
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Music
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Regional and Community Planning
Master of Software Engineering
Master of Technology
Terminal masters:

Master of Fine Arts

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of education:

Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership
Special Education
Doctor of philosophy:

Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education
Agricultural Economics
Animal Science
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling and Student Development
Curriculum and Instruction
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Design and Planning
Food Science
Grain Science
Human Ecology
Human Nutrition
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Plant Pathology
Security Studies
Doctor of philosophy emphasis areas:

Apparel and Textiles
Counselor Education and Supervision
Family Studies
Hospitality and Dietetics Administration
Life Span Human Development
Marriage and Family Therapy
Personal Financial Planning
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Graduate Certificates

Academic Advising
Adult Learning
Advanced Horticulture
Agricultural Resources and Environmental Management
Air Quality
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Biobased Products and Bioenergy
Business Administration
Complex Fluid Flows
Conflict Resolution
Financial and Housing Counseling
Food Safety and Defense
Food Science
Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology
Geographic Information Science
Grassland Management
Horticultural Therapy
International Service
Management of Animal Health Related Organizations Occupational Health Psychology
Online Course Design
Organizational Leadership
Personal Financial Planning
Public Administration
Public Health Core Concepts
Real-time Embedded System Design
Stem Cell Biotechnology
Teaching and Learning
Teaching English as Second Language for Adult Learners
Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Technical Writing and Professional Communication
Transportation Engineering
Women’s Studies
Youth Development Professional

Undergraduate Programs

K-State offers more than 250 majors and options. From engineering to human nutrition, a degree from K-State can take you to endless career opportunities.

Graduate Programs

More than 4,500 graduate students find engaging academic programs, exciting research opportunities and a lively intellectual and cultural atmosphere at Kansas State University. Students have access to more than 30 certificate programs and more than 60 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs. Research and scholarly activities at Kansas State University encompass a wide range of academic interests and endow students with professional options.

Continuing Education

For more than 45 years, the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) has helped extend Kansas State University’s intellectual resources through quality degree programs, lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.

The division utilizes distance learning technology to deliver affordable and accessible educational options to meet student needs. Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programs and Courses
The division's educational offerings include:

Online degree programs, including bachelor's degree completion, master's degrees, a Ph.D. and certificates/endorsements

Online courses and on-campus courses in a variety of formats each term

Professional development opportunities

Credit classes through UFM Community Learning Center in Manhattan for university credit (recreation, dance and fitness classes)
DCE provides services for distance students, instructors and others in reaching educational success at K-State, including:

Student services to support the academic needs of online learners

Faculty services to assist instructors who develop and teach courses through DCE

Military services to help soldiers and their families with their unique educational needs

Conferences services to provide coordination of professional meetings, conferences and events

On Campus Clubs

With more than 475 clubs and organizations, it's easy to have a rich, dynamic experience at K-State. Discover new passions, activities and friends by getting involved and trying something new.

Discover everything from serious career-oriented organizations to fun social clubs. And if you still can't find what you're looking for, you can start your own club. At K-State, it's easy to personalize your experience.