Kansas State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.16 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 122 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 23,779 (19,472 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,822 in-state; $23,345 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

There are many pros to my graduate program. It's a competitive program which makes me feel very lucky that I was even accepted. It's an accredited program which means that it is a quality program and you will learn. One thing I'm getting use to the housing prices they are a little bit higher than what I am use to but it works out because I was able to receive an assistant ship and I make more than I was before so it balances out. The professors here are amazing. They are willing to help out in any way they can and they are here almost all the time. I would definitely recommend this program to others.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

This PhD program is interdisciplinary in Political Science and History, which I found to be a strength. Security Studies is a growing field and I feel like I got a great education and experience from both the History and Political Science departments. I took some really interesting conflict and security courses with Dr. L, Dr. K, Dr. S, and Dr. P. I was able to take some area studies classes- such as Security of Russia and Central Asia with Dr. S in history, which really added to my Political Science background and strengthened my understanding of security issues. This program has a lot of diversity- from international students to high ranking active duty and retired military, which is one of my favorite aspects of the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2008

Kansas State University consistently ranks among the friendliest campuses and the professors and students seem genuinely happy to be there. Manhattan is a wonderful small city, which has experienced a lot of growth in the last few years. Manhattan is about 2 hours from the nearest city (Kansas City). The Manhattan airport has grown in recent years and offers daily flights to Chicago and Dallas, so it's fairly easy to travel. I had a wonderful experience with the Political Science department at K-State. The professors are well respected in their fields and are very accessible and kind. The department is very strong in international relations. One key "pro" is that there are several opportunities for scholarships. I strongly encourage everyone to apply for the Graduate Research and Teaching positions as well. I received a well rounded education, which prepared me for a PhD program. I met a great group of peers who also went onto PhD programs and work in government. This was a great networking opportunity and I made some lifelong friends. I am very happy with this choice for a M.A. program in Political Science. Very positive environment!
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The graduate school offers recruiting scholarships for departments to bring in top students and that scholarship comes with the stipulation of getting involved in activities and your department to keep the scholarship for a second year, the graduate school offers travel scholarships for students traveling to conferences and professional meetings
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros You learn a lot of skills that you wouldn't necessarily learn from other programs. You become extremely self dependent, dedicated, and very driven. You learn to work fast, and efficiently, especially under stress and a time crunch. After 5 years of being in the same program with the same people, you know each other very well and some friendships can last a lifetime. Some students even partner up and start their own firm after graduation. Most teachers are very understanding and reasonable and many are very approachable. If you are struggling with anything at all, they will not hesitate to help you out. Cons The workload is ridiculous. There is never enough time and you must be very efficient. It makes social life almost non-existent but there is a small break now and then which does allow for us to have a break and socialize. Sometimes, the program is a bit damaging to our health - some of us forget to eat, or do not eat full meals, and sleep very minimally. There are only a select few who are able to not pull any all-nighters and get their work done perfectly, but even they experience being mentally and physically exhausted. That being said, everyone here at the program does it for a reason, we all have on some level a passion for architecture and we all experience a sense of accomplishment after every project. We have a strong will to succeed and after architecture school, we are not afraid to conquer any obstacles thrown our way.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Good little town, but I recommend elsewhere for masters in political science.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty in the SLA program are extremely capable and talented. They challenge students to reach their full potential, but are very accessible in terms of asking questions, attending their office hours, etc. They care about their students, and get to know them on a more personal level. I have been very happy with my time at K-State so far, especially in this program. I honestly have no complaints about the program whatsoever.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The music education graduate program is excellent in providing applicable information and experiences that can be immediately used in a classroom. There is a full time academic year graduate program and a summer graduate program that is specifically geared towards music teachers wishing to pursue their masters degree. The only con that I can think of is that some of the content in the classes are very much a repeat of what is taught in undergraduate music education programs.
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons: Lack of diversity Pros: Great use of technology
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2016

For anyone pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, you know that you are looking forward to a lifetime of difficult but rewarding work. Veterinary school is no different. Kansas State University College of Veterinary medicine is a competitive and challenging program that prepares students for a career as a veterinarian. The school provides a variety of very well qualified educators and numerous resources to assist with the students learning. My only complaint is the lack of hands-on clinical experience within the first two years of the program. Otherwise I am happy with my education and comforted knowing that my school is doing all they can to prepare me for my future.
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