Fort Hays State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Specialist in Education (Educational Administration) Adaptive Special Education
Library Media Specialist Educational Administration (Building Principle)
Reading Specialist School Counseling
Transition to Teaching Community Counseling
Gifted Education ESOL
HESA School Psychology
Instructional Technology
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

AEP department faculty are committed to preparing global leaders through the interaction among innovative technologies, relevant content, diversity and best practices.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 13
Concentrations offered
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Special Education and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Educational/Instructional Media Design Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 86


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 12 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 91% full-time; 50% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 10
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 20 full-time; 25 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 24
Maximum class size 28

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus None
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 8 years

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