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Graduate Degrees

K-State Olathe offers master's degree and graduate certificate options that are in-demand in the Kansas City metro area. With academic programs focusing on animal health and nutrition, food safety and security, and education and leadership dynamics, our students are able to hone their scientific and technical skills while mastering business and leadership practices that will advance their careers and their organizations.

M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education

The M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education is designed for professionals who work with adults in an educational or training capacity. Coursework examines characteristics of adult learners; explores motivational, social, and cultural differences; develops skills in planning and evaluating programs for adults; helps professionals better understand how adults develop and learn; and enhances communication and teaching skills.

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Ph.D./Ed.D. in Adult and Continuing Education

The Doctor of Philosophy in Adult and Continuing Education prepares scholars who are committed to careers as college or university faculty members or in other educational or corporate settings where the application of adult learning principles and theories and the development of new knowledge, theory, and research are important.

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Master of Agribusiness Animal Health Cohort

The Master of Agribusiness is a combination of a MBA and M.S. in agricultural economics designed for working professionals. The “on-campus” portion of the program will be held at K-State Olathe in August and October of each year. Each course is tailored to the animal health industry, and the Economics of the Global Animal Health Industry elective course further customizes the curriculum for the student. 

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M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

The M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering advances your knowledge in biotechnology, bioprocessing and bioengineering for applications to life science, energy, food industry, agriculture and environmental issues. Our mission is to enhance professional careers by increasing your competencies and training with cutting-edge biotech knowledge and skills, helping you to fulfill your career aspirations and ambitions to be a future leader in biotechnology.

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M.S. in Food Science

The M.S. in Food Science encompasses the full spectrum of food science, including food processing, product development, sensory analysis, food safety and security in the food chain.

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M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems

The M.S. in Horticulture with an Emphasis in Urban Food Systems focuses on how the urban food system impacts economic development and provides a source of nutritious, safe food grown locally/regionally. The specialization places an emphasis on sustainable agriculture, food systems project management, and safe food production in an urban environment.

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M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science

The Master of Science in Veterinary Biomedical Science (VBS) program at K-State Olathe provides students with an opportunity to advance their knowledge in animal health, and provides research opportunities in state-of-the art labs while students advance their careers in the animal health industry.

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Certificate Programs

Adult Learning

The 15-credit hour Adult Learning graduate certificate is perfect for working professionals who would like to expand their skills in the areas of adult learning theories and principles, instructional methods, curriculum design, and program evaluation. All courses are offered online, and some are offered in a face-to-face format at K-State Olathe.

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Leadership Dynamics

This 15-credit hour graduate certificate in leadership dynamics for adult learners emphasizes relationship skills, leadership, and communication based on adult learning theories and principles and can be used to strengthen both personal and professional skills.

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