Fort Hays State University Graduate School

Introduction

FHSU is the leading forward-thinking, entrepreneurial university of the Midwest. We have an enrollment of more than 13,000 students and offer hundreds of certificate and degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels through 28 academic departments. We attract goal-oriented students who want premier learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom combined with extraordinary one-to-one attention and support.


Our professors are outstanding teachers who motivate students to develop their unique talents. As a result, our students graduate with a deep appreciation of knowledge as well as professional skills and confidence that give them a competitive edge in their careers, now and for a lifetime.


Located halfway between Denver and Kansas City, FHSU is a welcoming community in the heart of historic Hays, a community that celebrates its frontier roots and its modern sensibility - coffee shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, shopping, and a vibrant arts scene.


Fort Hays State University has long had a policy of making information readily available and ensures compliance with federal HEA and HEOA legislation.

Academic Affairs

Whether you are a high school student in western Kansas looking to begin your college career, a member of the military seeking to complete your degree, or a professional seeking continuing education, Fort Hays State University offers hundreds of degree, certificate and course options at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Fort Hays State University seeks to provide all individuals with innovative, accessible and affordable educational opportunities. Our top priority is to equip students with the in-depth education, practical hands-on experience and international perspective necessary to be successful, engaged members of the 21st century workforce.

  • Learning opportunities with exceptional depth
  • Outstanding faculty who deliver exceptional attention and support
  • Expectation of social, civic, and professional engagement
  • Developing partnerships that bring together cultures, perspectives, and thinking
  • Innovation that drives solutions

Future International Students

There are three ways you can apply to attend Fort Hays State University as an international student: as a Graduate Student, as an Undergraduate Student, as an English as a Second Language Student.

You can get Access to 22 graduate programs available for international students, including business, science, and IT degree programs. There are over 60 accredited programs to choose to major in as an undergraduate student. English training is available from beginning through advanced levels of English proficiency.

Campus


Fort Hays State University is a safe, beautiful and friendly campus with about 4,300 students taking classes on-campus, including approximately 270 from 24 different countries. Our faculty and staff are known for their exceptional personal attention and support provided to students, and assistance for international students is also in place, such as the English as Second Language program, and staff dedicated to providing help for foreign students in the International Student Services Office.

FHSU is located in Hays, Kansas, halfway between Denver and Kansas City with four times a day air service to and from Denver, Colorado. Students enjoy the benefits of small city life in the wide cultural context of a university with access to major metropolitan areas of the United States.



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Master

Master of Liberal Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time 31 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) [+]

Master of Liberal StudiesEarning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) the critical thinking skills you need to become a wiser consumer of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you.Designed with the working professional in mind, the 31-credit hour Master of Liberal Studies degree program makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your educational goals.... [-]


Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 30 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

The MPS program is designed to be a multidisciplinary degree to meet emerging workforce needs. Concentrations are available in: Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Public Health Administration, Social Entrepreneurship, CyberSecurity, Information Assurance Management, Web Development, and Computer Networking. [+]

The Master of Professional Studies degree is a multi-disciplinary master's degree designed to meet emerging workforce development needs. It is designed to develop advanced professional skill sets in various subject areas not currently represented at FHSU by Master of Science (MS) credentials. A salient feature of the degree program is the flexibility for the student to combine a major subject area with one or more cognate areas designed to enhance professional workforce skills desired by employers in industry, government, health care, and information technology careers. There are many career opportunities in Kansas and beyond for graduates with MPS degrees, including positions in information technology, human resources, government, law enforcement and the corrections industry, and non-profit industry or social services leaders. The MPS degree also provides students the necessary tools to embark on new entrepreneurial career ventures. To be effective today, professionals need to understand the trends impacting the broad career field and "industry" sector where they work. They also need specialized skills - sometimes unusual combinations of special skills - to add value to the organizations where they work. The MPS curriculum contains four components: 1] a 9-hour core curriculum which includes a research methods course, a statistics course, and a concentration-specific introductory graduate course,2] a 9 to 12-hour major concentration area, a 3] 6 to 9-hourcognate field or free electives area, and 4] a 3-hour projects or internship course. The total number of credits required for this degree is 30 credit hours. [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Biology

Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, [+]

Master of Science in Biology

 

The graduate program in biology provides you with flexibility to pursue advanced study in such areas as biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries biology, microbiology, rangeland biology, systematics, wildlife biology, and zoology.

Graduate curricula are not specified as such; rather programs are designed with your major professor and graduate committee, according to your individual needs and career goals. Your graduate study can lead to a terminal Master of Science degree or prepare you for acceptance into a doctoral program at another university. All graduate programs designed for research professions or doctoral programs include a research project and thesis developed in consultation with your major professor and graduate committee. The thesis defense consists of an oral presentation of your results that is open to the public, followed by a closed session with your advisor and thesis committee. You must also successfully complete a comprehensive oral exam. More information may be obtained from the Graduate School.If you want to pursue a graduate degree as a secondary teacher in biology, or if you desire a "general" master's degree, you may select the non-thesis option, which requires additional coursework and a research paper in lieu of a thesis. An oral presentation is not required for the non-thesis option, but the comprehensive oral exam is. For information about options for a summer-only program for secondary teachers, contact the department chair.... [-]


Master of Science in Communication

Campus Full time Part time 30 - 33 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Two graduate options are available in Communication, the Thesis option and the Research Report option. Students with inadequate background in the field of communication are [+]

Master of Science in Communication

 

Two graduate options are available in Communication, the Thesis option and the Research Report option. Students with inadequate background in the field of communication are required to take leveling undergraduate coursework which does not apply toward the hours necessary to complete the graduate program of study.

 

Thesis OptionStudents complete a minimum of 30 hours. All thesis candidates complete a 15-hour core as part of the program of study. Students are required to write a four-hour comprehensive examination after the completion of their coursework. Upon completion of the thesis, the students orally defend the thesis to their graduate committee.... [-]


Master of Science in Geosciences

Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Geosciences offers graduate study for the Master of Science along six different tracks: geology, geography, GIA applications for business, small museum entrepreneurship, petroleum entrepreneurship, remote sensing technologist. [+]

Master of Science in Geosciences

 

Geosciences offers graduate study for the Master of Science along two different tracks, geology and geography.

MS in Geosciences - GeologyThis program of study has two possible emphases--one for the professional geologist and the other for the earth science teacher. The former prepares the student for a career in industry or in government surveys, or provides preparation for Ph.D. work at another institution. The latter prepares the student to teach geology and other earth science courses at the secondary or college level. The geology track is flexible. The student and advisor will select appropriate electives based on the area of emphasis such as environmental geology, stratigraphy, vertebrate paleontology, geophysics, petroleum geology, etc.... [-]


MA

Master of Fine Arts

Campus Full time Part time 60 hours August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Perhaps you would like to pursue a Master's degree with a more professional focus. A 60-credit hour degree program, the MFA is a terminal degree, preparing you to teach at the collegiate level [+]

Master of Fine ArtsPerhaps you would like to pursue a Master's degree with a more professional focus. A 60-credit hour degree program, the MFA is a terminal degree, preparing you to teach at the collegiate level or pursue other professional opportunities. Choose from drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography or graphic design as your area of emphasis.

Graduate School Requirements   1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the MFA program   2. Complete the degree requirements within 6 years         1. Degree Requirements               1. 34 semester credit hours, studio major (to include terminal thesis project of 16 credit hours).   2. 16 semester credit hours of Art History and Concepts—at least two “in-house” art history courses must be taken. A maximum of seven (7) hours of Readings in Art History is all that is allowed.   3. 10 semester credit hours in studio art other than the major area.... [-]


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67601 Hays, United States
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Phone +1 785-628-3478