2019 Program Profiles

The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution with approximately 70 graduate departments. This website provides summary data for Lawrence and Edwards-campus master’s and doctoral programs as one-page program profiles. Master’s program profiles began in 2015.

Profiles include data on faculty, enrollment, admissions, financial support, the number of degrees completed and postdoctoral plans. Individual department and program websites contain the most detailed information about the data in these profiles, and prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the departmental or program website for the most comprehensive information.

Additional information below describes the information about the data included in each profile.

Questions about the data in the profiles should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at graduate@ku.edu. Questions about the academic programs should be directed to the respective department.

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School of Architecture and Design

Architecture - MPP | DPP
Design - MPP

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

African and African American Studies - MPP
American Studies - DPP
Anthropology - MPP | DPP
Applied Behavioral Science - MPP | DPP
Chemistry - DPP
Child Language - DPP
Classics and Classical Languages - MPP
Clinical Child Psychology - DPP
Communication Studies - MPP | DPP
Computational Biology - DPP
East Asian Languages and Cultures
   Contemporary East Asian Studies - MPP
   East Asian Languages and Cultures - MPP
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - MPP | DPP
Economics - MPP | DPP
English - MPP | DPP
Creative Writing - MPP
Environmental Studies - MPP
Film and Media Studies - MPP | DPP
French - MPP | DPP
Geography - MPP | DPP
Atmospheric Sciences - MPP
Geology - MPP | DPP
Gerontology - DPP
Global and International Studies - MPP
History - DPP
History of Art - MPP | DPP
Indigenous Studies - MPP
Latin American and Caribbean Studies- MPP
Linguistics - MPP | DPP
Mathematics - MPP | DPP
Molecular Biosciences - DPP
Museum Studies - MPP
Philosophy - DPP
Physics - DPP
Political Science - MPP | DPP
Psychology - DPP
Public Affairs and Administration
Public Affairs and Administration - MPP | DPP
Urban Planning - MPP
Religious Studies - MPP
Slavic Languages and Literature - DPP
Sociology - DPP
Spanish - MPP | DPP
Speech, Language and Hearing
Speech Language Pathology - MPP | DPP
Theatre - MPP | DPP
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies - DPP
Visual Art - MPP

School of Business

Accounting - MPP
Business - MPP | DPP
Business and Organizational Leadership - MPP
Business Administration and Management - MPP

School of Education

Curriculum and Instruction - MPP | DPP
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. - DPP
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Ed.D. - DPP
Education Administration - MPP
Education Technology - MPP
Higher Education Administration - MPP
Social and Cultural Studies in Education - MPP
Health, Sport and Exercise Science - MPP | DPP
Educational Psychology
Counseling Psychology - MPP | DPP
Educational Psychology and Research - MPP | DPP
School Psychology - DPP
Special Education - MPP | DPP

School of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering - MPP | DPP
Bioengineering - MPP | DPP
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering - DPP
   Chemical Engineering- MPP
   Petroleum Engineering - MPP
Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Architectural Engineering - MPP
Civil Engineering - MPP | DPP
Construction Management - MPP
Environmental Engineering - MPP | DPP
Environmental Science - MPP
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Engineering - MPP
Computer Science - MPP | DPP
Electrical Engineering - MPP | DPP
Information Technology - MPP
Mechanical Engineering - MPP | DPP

Engineering Management
Engineering Management - MPP
Project Management - MPP

School of Journalism

Journalism and Mass Communications - DPP
Journalism - MPP
Digital Content Strategy - MPP

School of Law

Homeland Security: Law & Policy - MPP

School of Music

Music - MPP | DPP
Music Education - MPP
Music Therapy - MPP
Music Education and Music Therapy - DPP

School of Pharmacy

Medicinal Chemistry - DPP
Neuroscience - DPP
Pharmacology and Toxicology - MPP | DPP
Pharmaceutical Chemistry - MPP | DPP

School of Social Welfare

Social Welfare - MPP | DPP

Admissions tables show average number of applicants, admissions, and enrollments in the program during the application cycles. Master’s program tables show averages for the three most recent spring/summer/fall application cycles; doctoral profiles show averages for summer/fall cycles. When available, GRE scores and GPA data from previous institutions are included in averages. Programs are encouraged to use holistic admissions. Program websites contain more information about the many factors that are considered in admissions.  

Student support includes any assistance disbursed through or recorded in the university HR Pay, financial aid, student financials, or third party payment systems. Assistantship data are calculated for 9 months, and includes appointments in departments other than the students’ program, including on the Medical Center campus, if applicable. Other support includes assistance received during the academic year as of that date. Other institutional support may include tuition waivers and adjustments; scholarships, grants, and fellowships; and other grant-funded or institutional support. Some external support may not be included.

Departmental Faculty includes tenured and tenure track faculty, regular and temporary instructors, and other instructional faculty paid by the department governing this program. Faculty counts are taken in October of each year and may include faculty administrators and tenured faculty on phased retirement.

Enrollment and demographic counts are included for the most recent fall and averaged for the previous three fall semesters.

Degree counts and time to degree data are included for the previous six years, in three-year increments. Time to degree calculations are based on time elapsed from the first semester enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student in the program's department to the graduation term. For doctoral students, time to degree from first doctoral enrollment is also provided.

Postdoctoral plans as reported on the Doctoral Completions Survey at the time of dissertation submission are included for the most recent five years available. 

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