Kansas State University

Global Campus

Academic Advising

Address:

1615 Anderson Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66502

United States

Phone:

1-785-532-5575

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's in Academic Advising, Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising, Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising, Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising

Format: Online

Program Description:

Graduate Certificate
The academic advising graduate certificate prepares professionals who are entering the field of academic advising to expand their knowledge of topics relevant to academic advising including learning theory, student development theory, multicultural issues, career development and foundations of academic advising.

The program also provides a benefit to practicing academic advisors, administrators and faculty interested in becoming more knowledgeable in these areas.

To receive the certificate, students must complete the 15 credit hours of graduate course work. All courses are offered online. Students in the graduate certificate program are designated as nondegree-seeking but must apply using the U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents application form.

More information about this program is also available on the academic advising blog. The blog includes resources for current advisors and students.

The academic advising certificate is offered through the Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs in the K-State College of Education.

For more information about the academic advising profession, visit The Global Community for Academic Advising  (NACADA) website. Or read How to Become an Academic Advisor by Adrienne Bishop McMahan, an assistant dean at University of Kentucky.

NACADA also provides a list of academic advising openings by region.


Master's Degree
Kansas State University’s academic advising graduate programs are designed for practicing academic advisors, administrators, faculty and future professional advisors seeking to enhance their knowledge and ability to work effectively with college students in their academic and career planning.

The graduate programs provide a coherently structured set of courses for professional education. They emphasize the need to recognize the contributions of diversity, theory, practice and research to professional advising. Specifically, the mission of the advising graduate programs is to prepare advisors to contribute to college student development and learning through the use of a comprehensive theory-driven and research-guided advising practice.

The master’s program offers additional course work with two options:

* Administration of Academic Advising
* Intercollegiate Athletics and the College Student Athlete

More information about this program is also available on the academic advising blog. The blog includes resources for current advisors and students.

The academic advising master’s degree is offered through the Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs in the K-State College of Education.

Accreditation:

Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. The Professional Education Unit at Kansas State University is accredited by

International Student Requirements:

Students who have completed only a bachelor’s degree and do not meet the GPA requirement are required to submit current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 563.30 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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