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College of Education
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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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For more information about the Academic Advising Graduate Program:

785-532-5541
cjwalker@k-state.edu

Academic Advising Graduate Programs

The College of Education offers a Master of Science (M.S.) and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising. Both graduate programs were developed in collaboration with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Graduate faculty members demonstrate professional commitment in the following areas:

  • Delivery of exemplary instruction to graduate students.
  • Production, interpretation, and dissemination of sound and useful research and scholarship.
  • Provision of leadership, collaboration, and service within the profession.
  • Promotion, understanding, and celebration of diversity.

M.S. in Academic Advising

The M.S. in Academic Advising is designed for advising professionals and future professional advisors seeking to enhance their knowledge and ability to work more effectively with postsecondary students in their academic and career planning. The master’s program was developed in collaboration with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The master’s degree in Academic Advising is a 30-hour program and all courses are offered online. The content of the master’s program is consistent with the CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards) Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising Programs.

For more information about the program and application procedures, please visit global.k-state.edu/education/advising.

M.S. in Academic Advising Program booklet (PDF)

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Know and apply academic advising strategies and approaches to assist students in achieving academic success and to enhance academic advising programs.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to apply student development theories in college and university settings.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of career development theories and related constructs.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective listening skills followed by appropriate verbal and nonverbal responses and interventions in their advising.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges and needs of college student-athletes and resources to address these.
  6. Students will demonstrate understanding of accessibility issues for persons with disabilities.

Academic Advising M.S. Assessment Alignment Matrix (PDF)


Academic Advising Graduate Certificate

The Academic Advising Graduate Certificate is designed to prepare students for positions as academic advisors in college and university settings and to provide additional skills and knowledge for advisors already in the field of academic advising. The 15-hour graduate certificate program was developed in collaboration with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The content of the program is consistent with the CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards) Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising Programs. All courses in the program are delivered online.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Know and apply academic advising strategies and approaches to assist students in achieving academic success and to enhance academic advising programs.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to apply student development theories in college and university settings.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of career development theories and related constructs.

Academic Advising Graduate Certificate Assessment Alignment Matrix (PDF)