The academic advising master's degree is designed for practicing and future academic advisors, administrators and faculty seeking to enhance their knowledge and ability to work effectively with college students in their academic and career planning.

The master's program provides a coherently structured set of courses for professional education. The program emphasizes the need to recognize the contributions of diversity, theory, practice and research to professional advising. Specifically, the mission of the program is to prepare advisors to contribute to college student development and learning through the use of a comprehensive theory-driven and research-guided advising practice.

To earn the master's degree, students must complete the 30 credit hours of graduate coursework and prepare a final project.


This program prepares students to become academic advisors for higher education institutions.


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602.

The Professional Education Unit at Kansas State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

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"As a professional with advising duties, I enjoy helping other community college students achieve their educational objectives. The relationships that I establish with my students and the progress I see them make over the years are what I enjoy most about the field." — Timothy Cox '14

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