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The student and major professor select an advisory committee. Selection of the committee is subject to approval by the Graduate School. The committee consists of the major professor and at least three other members of the graduate faculty. One member of the committee must be a member of the graduate faculty in a department other than that of the major professor.
The duties of the supervisory committee include advising the student on preparation of a plan of study and development of a doctoral research proposal, administration of a preliminary written examination, approval of the final form of the dissertation, and administration of the final oral examination.
It is expected that each graduate students dissertation or thesis will be published in the scientific literature. Graduate students are expected to prepare draft manuscripts prior to or by the time of their final oral exam. Publication of some items can precede publication of thesis or dissertation but guidance regarding prior publication should be followed.
Grain science includes the science and technology of cereals and other grains, their basic properties and their utilization in foods, feeds, and other industrial products. Knowledge of chemical, biological, physical, and mathematical sciences is fundamental to grain scientists. As part of their degree programs, students will develop strong written and oral communication skills.
The course requirements for each graduate student in grain science will be drawn from the fields listed above. Specific requirements for each individual will be determined by the major professor and approved by the students graduate committee, with due consideration given the students qualifications and professional plans and interests. Students may be required to make up deficiencies in course work in their undergraduate curriculums.
An applicant to the Graduate School at Kansas State University must have a bachelor's degree substantially the same as the ones granted by Kansas State University. That is, it must represent a broad range of courses in the basic academic disciplines. Applicants whose degrees do not meet these standards may be denied admission to graduate degree programs at Kansas State University.
Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. A limited amount of credit for experience, when awarded as an acceptable part of a bachelor's degree for internships, fieldwork, or the like, is not a cause for denial but must be clearly identified as graded work.
Applicants to graduate degree programs pay a non-refundable application fee of: * $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and
* $75 for international applicants
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:
* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.
Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.
Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.
Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.