College Student Development Master's Degree

Kansas State University’s College Student Development program is designed to prepare students for work in student affairs units in higher education institutions and to assist students with meeting the professional entry-level requirements in the field.

Students complete 30 hours of core requirements and also select 9 credit hours in one of three specialty options. The advising option is most appropriate for those intending primarily to provide academic advising within a college or university. The administration option is more appropriate for those intending to work in general student affairs positions in higher education or manage student services. The student services in intercollegiate athletics option is appropriate for those who wish to pursue a career working to support the academic success of college student athletes.

39 credit hours
Manhattan campus
Some courses available online

See the Cashiers and Student Accounts website for tuition and fee schedules.

Student Affairs-related graduate assistant positions are available across campus.


The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) has developed functional areas standards for higher education programs. The Master's degree in College Student Development program meets most of the general curriculum policies of the CAS Standards.