Global Campus Kansas State University

Global Campus Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
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Distance Education at Kansas State University

Kansas State University Global Campus has been offering distance education degree programs since 1974. Each year, approximately 12,000 distance education students join over 23,800 students at the Manhattan, Kansas campus in their pursuit of a college education. At this time, K-State Global Campus offers 9 bachelor's degree completion programs, 27 master's degree programs, 21 certificate programs, and a Ph.D. program. Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees depend on undergraduate or graduate status. Distance education students at Kansas State University are eligible for financial aid if they are accepted into a program as degree-seeking students taking at least six credit hours per semester.

Distance education students are also eligible for several scholarships specifically for distance education. For specific scholarships available visit


Graduate application fees are $50 for U.S. residents and $75 for international students. Students seeking a graduate degree should check for program-specific application requirements.

Master's Programs

K-State Global Campus offers master's degrees in 27 areas. These include academic advising, adult and continuing education, agribusiness, food science, ,agricultural education and communications, family and community services, personal financial planning, youth development business administration, curriculum and instruction, digital teaching and learning, educational computing, design, and online Learning, English as a second language, dietetics, gerontology, psychology with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology, agricultural education and communications, family and community services, personal financial planning, youth development, curriculum and instruction community development, educational leadership, merchandising, and 7 engineering degree tracks, among others.

Doctorate in Personal Financial Planning

K-State Global Campus offers one doctoral program in Personal Financial Planning. This program is offered through the Institute of Personal Financial Planning, part of the School of Family Studies and Human Services. As part of this hybrid program, students take fall and spring semester courses online and travel to the Manhattan campus for 10-day summer terms; the final summer term involves international travel to examine global markets.

Certificate Programs

Twenty-one distance education certificate programs are offered through K-State Global Campus. Non-degree, graduate, and undergraduate certificates are offered in such programs as bio based products and bioenergy, academic advising, adult learning, advanced horticulture, applied statistics, business administration, English as a second language endorsement, food science, gerontology, online course design, organizational leadership, personal financial planning, reading specialist endorsement, youth development, nonviolence studies, public administration, transportation engineering, horticultural therapy, conflict resolution, and food safety and defense. Many of the certificate courses may count as credit toward a master's degree.

Course Delivery Methods

The K-State Global Campus offers courses designed to deliver an interactive, web-based classroom experience. Courses online enables students with time and geographic constraints to take advantage of the flexibility of learning anytime, anyplace that fits into their schedule. Distance course communications tools include e-mail, email lists, message boards, video streaming and chat rooms and discussion boards.

Location & Contact

Global Campus

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS




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