M.Sc. Blended

College Student Development

Kansas State University

12 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
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The College Student Development program from Kansas State University is designed to prepare students for work in student affairs units in higher education institutions and to assist students with meeting the professional entry-level requirements in the field.


In this College Student Development program from Kansas State University, students complete 30 hours of core requirements and also select 9 credit hours in one of three specialty options. 

The advising option is most appropriate for those intending primarily to provide academic advising within a college or university. 

The administration option is more appropriate for those intending to work in general student affairs positions in higher education or manage student services. 

The student services in intercollegiate athletics option is appropriate for those who wish to pursue a career working to support the academic success of college student athletes.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the historical, philosophical, ethical, and cultural foundations of higher education, of student characteristics, and of the effects of college on students.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of theories and principles of student development, individual and group interventions, and the organization and administration of student affairs.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of assessment, evaluation, and research.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information pertinent to college student development.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical and professional attitudes and behaviors in oral and written academic work and in other forms of communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Philosophy of Higher Education
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Counseling Theory
  • Learning Principles
  • The College Student and the College Environment

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All international students admitted to the Graduate School must demonstrate the same level of achievement as U.S. students. That is, they must hold a degree from an established institution comparable to a college or university in the United States, have an outstanding undergraduate record, have the demonstrated ability to do graduate work, and provide evidence of language proficiency sufficient for the pursuit of a graduate degree. 
  • Admission may be denied to students from technical schools, which may provide excellent training in special areas, but do not offer degrees equivalent to those of colleges and universities. As a rule, students from abroad are not admitted to nondegree status (that is, as special students). Questions about the qualifications of international students should be directed to the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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