Kansas State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MS-Civil Engineering MS-Operations Research
MS-Chemical Engineering MS-Nuclear Engineering (for Navy personnel)
MS-Electrical Engineering Master's in Engineering Management
MS-Mechanical Engineering Master's in Software Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Kansas State is a nationally recognized leader in innovative online education, so you can complete coursework conveniently, from anywhere. We offer 33 degree programs, 5 minors, and 22 certificate programs, all online. Distance student services include advising, mentoring, technology assistance, library services, career and employment resources, and disability support services, as well as virtual commencement, a quarterly e-newsletter, and social networking among distance students.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 8
Concentrations offered
Chemical Mechanical
Civil Nuclear
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Other
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 112


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 43 full-time; 3 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 43
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
National Academy of Engineering members N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 31 full-time; 45 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 11
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
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 All
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 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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