K-State Olathe offers master's, professional and doctoral degree programs that offer you endless opportunities to succeed.
The M.S. in Adult Learning and Leadership 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.
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.
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.
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.
The M.S. degrees in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering include three options for graduate students, including the M.S. in Industrial Engineering (MSIE), M.S. in Operations Research (MSOR) and Master of Engineering Management (MEM). Courses, which are available through K-State Olathe, focus on problem solving, efficiency, and optimization methods and are combined with learning experiences geared at helping students gain skills needed to be successful in today’s work environment.
The Master of Public Health, or MPH, is a unique, graduate-level program designed to prepare individuals to better address health issues at the local, state, national and international levels. This interdisciplinary program involves multiple academic departments and colleges.
The M.S. in School Counseling is designed to prepare dynamic, professional school counselors to be team leaders who implement comprehensive school counseling programs that are integral to the total educational program. School counselors are prepared to support students' achievement and learning and their academic, career, and emotional/social development.
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.
Professional Science Master's degree
A Professional Science Master's degree, or PSM, is an industry-focused graduate program designed for students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, while simultaneously developing professional skills highly valued by employers.
The Doctor of Education in Adult Learning and Leadership 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.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Learning and Leadership 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.
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares graduates for professional leadership roles in counselor education, supervision, advanced counseling practice and research. The doctoral program is designed for those who aspire to careers in counselor education at colleges and universities; teaching, counseling and supervision at community colleges; director of counseling programs in P-12 programs; consultation to community agencies, business/industry and/or state departments; counseling and supervisory positions in student development; and/or, mental health private practice counseling. Graduates will complete the program with the coursework to apply for a mental health counseling license.