Wichita State University

Wichita State University (WSU) is a public university in Wichita, Kansas, USA. WSU offers master’s degree programs through its W. Frank Barton School of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Health Professions and Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

  • Average Tuition USD 15,000
  • Acceptance Rate 92%
  • Students 15,000
  • International Students 10%
  • Intakes Fall, Spring
  • Application Deadline April 1, August 1
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Wichita State University (WSU) combines professional curricula and technology to create opportunities for student-faculty collaboration across WSU’s colleges and schools. The master’s degree programs are structured to develop students’ abilities to create unique solutions, develop prototypes, and effectively communicate and practice entrepreneurship. 

At WSU, students are offered co-op placement opportunities with top companies and government organizations including Microsoft, Koch Industries, Mayo Clinic, and the White House. The university focuses on applied learning, research, and innovation which helps to build a better future for students. Additionally, support facilities like the career development center, libraries, and health facilities are available to master’s degree students. 

  • 01Notable WSU alumni include Frank and Dan Carney, the founders of Pizza Hut and Gary Burrell, the co-founder of Garmin Ltd.
  • 02Approximately 74 percent of WSU students are employed in Kansas within a year of graduation.
  • 0350% of WSU international graduate students have an assistantship.

Master Programs

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    Innovation Design

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master in Innovation Design (MID) from WSU’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Creativity offers a blend of arts, science, and technology curricula, providing students with the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across WSU’s colleges. This program equips students with the ability to develop creative solutions, communicate effectively, apply entrepreneurial principles and develop prototypes. A few of the courses offered in this program include Creativity and Innovation, New Product and Technology Development, Product, Service, and Process Prototyping.

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    Accountancy

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Accountancy (MACC) program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The program covers accountancy principles with broad exposure to all aspects of business and management. Students are offered a wide range of modules such as Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Legal Environment of Business, Business Calculus, International Business, and Marketing. MACC prepares students for careers in public, corporate, and, non-business accounting positions. This program is offered with a concentration in Taxation and Accounting Information Systems.

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    Aerospace Engineering

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Aerospace Engineering program provides various specializations to help students have a successful career in the field. Students are given the opportunity to gain practical experience and develop their research skills in some of the best aerospace facilities in the country. The program offers courses like Intermediate Aerodynamics, Theory of Elasticity, Intermediate Dynamics, and Advanced Flight Dynamics.

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    Anthropology

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Biological Sciences

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences gives students access to modern research laboratories and external research sites. Specializations offered in the program include ecology, molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, and evolutionary biology.

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    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Engineering program gives students access to state-of-the-art biomedical engineering labs to explore multiple areas of study through applied learning and research. This program offers courses such as Biodegradable Materials, Biomedical Imaging, Applied Human Biomechanic, Biomolecular, and Cellular Engineering. 

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    Business Administration

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Analytics and Information Management

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Analytics and Information Management is designed to equip students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of business while exploring various aspects of the finance and healthcare sectors. Students are offered a wide range of modules such as Business Calculus, Fundamentals of Accounting, Fundamentals of Finance, Law and Ethics for Business, and Operations Management.

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    Chemistry

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in chemistry from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences includes study and laboratory research. The areas of study offered in the program include biochemistry and analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

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    Communication

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Communication from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences equips students with essential knowledge and skills for careers in a variety of fields including advertising and public relations to journalism and corporate communication.

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    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Sciences and Disorders program incorporates classroom learning and the opportunity for students to apply their skills in real-world speech-language facilities. Students are prepared for a successful career in speech-language pathology or audiology. This program offers courses such as Counseling in Communication Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Clinical and Research Writing.

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    Computer Networking

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Networking prepares students for a successful career in the IT field. Students are given access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the chance to work alongside professionals. This program offers courses such as Data Communication Networks, Mathematical Foundations for Computer Networking and Advanced Algorithms and Analysis.

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    Computer Science

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science prepares students for a successful career in the I.T Field. Students are given access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the chance to work alongside professionals. This program consists of courses like Advanced Algorithms and Analysis, along with a thesis option, a project option or a coursework option.

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    Counseling

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Education (MEd) in Counseling from WSU’s College of Education will help students build a strong understanding of human growth and development. This program offers several specializations such as school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, higher education counseling and sports counseling. 

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    Creative Writing

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Creative Writing. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Criminal Justice from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a combination of theoretical and practical learning. The program equips students with essential knowledge and skills for a career in criminal justice system practice, management, policymaking, research, and teaching. 

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    Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences (EEPS) from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences equips students with skills and knowledge in methodology, critical and creative thinking in scientific research, geology, environmental science or physics.

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    Economics

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools Of Business (AACSB) international. The program explores various aspects of economic theory and applied fundamentals of economics. The program offers a general economics track and three specialized tracks such as economic analysis, financial economics, and international economics. This program is well suited for students aspiring to pursue a career in corporate sectors or students who want to pursue a Ph.D. in economics.

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    Educational Leadership

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership from WSU’s College of Education combines classroom curriculum, mentorships, and real-world experience to ensure students have a successful career as licensed school administrators. This program offers courses such as Introduction to Educational Research, Introduction to Educational Leadership, Diversity and Social Justice and Building-Level Leadership Practicum. 

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    Educational Psychology

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of educational research, human development and social psychology.

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    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical and Computer Engineering prepares students for career options in avionics, process control systems, and information processing. Students are given access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the chance to work alongside professionals. This program offers courses such as Engineering Probability and Statistics, Engineering Economy, Introduction to Programming and Thermodynamics. 

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    Engineering Management

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of engineering principles; the operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations; accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; and environmental program management.

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    English

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This program equips students with creative, analytical, and innovative abilities required to develop and operate a new business idea. The program offers a wide range of modules such as Fundamentals of Accounting, Fundamentals of Finance, Marketing Basics, Marketing Management and Management Information Systems. This program is well suited for students aspiring to pursue a career in business and financial Institutions.

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    Exercise Science

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Education (MEd) in Exercise Science from WSU’s College of Education equips students with theoretical and practical skills through a high-quality curriculum and high-tech research facilities. Students will be prepared for a successful career in a wide range of settings, from education and healthcare to the fitness industry. This program offers courses such as Body Composition and Weight Management, Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology and Metabolism of Exercise.

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    Finance

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to prepare and evaluate financial statements in core business disciplines such as management and finance. The program offers a wide range of modules such as Fundamentals of Accounting, Fundamentals of Finance, Marketing Basics, Management Basics and Operations Management.

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    Healthcare Administration

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and skills required to perform management operations in the healthcare sectors. The program offers a wide range of modules such as Fundamentals of Accounting, Fundamentals of Finance, Marketing Basics, Management Basics, Analysis of Economic Theory, Managerial Accounting, and Law and Ethics for Business.     

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    History

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship. This program is offered with a thesis concentration in Local and Community History.

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    Industrial Engineering

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Industrial Engineering from WSU’s College of Engineering prepares students to design, improve and manage systems in manufacturing and service organizations. Students will have access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the opportunity to work alongside professionals. This program covers multiple areas of study such as Operations Research, Systems, Production and Supply Chain Analytics, Quality and Reliability, Manufacturing Engineering and Human Systems Engineering.

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    Innovative Design

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Innovative Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Learning and Instructional Design

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Education (MEd) in Learning and Instructional Design from WSU’s College of Education provides students with the fundamental knowledge required to ensure a successful career in this field. Students will gain an understanding of instructional content and delivery, program design and instructional leadership. This program offers courses such as Change, Creativity and Innovation, Instructional Theory, Learning Theory and Curriculum Design.

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    Liberal Studies

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    Management Science and Supply Chain Management

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Management Science and Supply Chain Management program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program concentrates on Management as well as Finance, Real Estate and Decision Sciences. The program prepares students for a leadership role in supply chain management. 

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    Marketing

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students a wide range of courses based on pure and applied mathematics and statistics. 

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering from WSU’s College of Engineering gives students access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the opportunity to work alongside professionals. This program covers multiple specializations such as thermal/fluid engineering, mechanical systems and robotics/control and materials science and engineering. 

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    Music

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Music degree (MM) from WSU’s College of Fine Arts will help students develop their musical talent through specialized majors such as Chamber Music, Instrumental Conducting, Opera Performance,? Piano Accompanying Concentration, and Piano Pedagogy Concentration. This program offers courses like Music Analysis, Seminar in Music Theory, Applied Music Instruction and Bibliography and Research. 

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    Music Education

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Music Education (MME) program from WSU’s College of Fine Arts provides students quality training from professionals and helps students gain real-world experience on-campus and in venues throughout Kansas’ Center of Arts and Culture. This program offers a wide range of concentrations such as Elementary Music, Instrumental Conducting, Instrumental Music, Music in Special Education and Voice. 

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    Music Performance

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Music (MM) in Music Performance from WSU’s College of Fine Arts provides students with quality training from professionals and helps students gain real-world experience on-campus and in venues throughout Kansas’ Center of Arts and Culture. This program offers a wide range of concentrations such as Organ Emphasis, Piano Emphasis, Strings, Winds and Percussion Emphasis and Voice Emphasis.

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    Nursing

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component. This program is offered with a concertation in Nursing Leadership and Administration.

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    Physician Assistant

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) prepares students to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician in just 26 months. This unique program offers opportunities for applied learning, which helps students pursue careers in a variety of medical settings. A few of the courses offered in the program include Clinical Anatomy, Preventive Medicine, Clinical Medicine Cardiology and Professional Issues.

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    Physics

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science (MS) in Physics from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students the option to combine their study and research in physics with astronomy, engineering, geology, computer science, mathematics, and education.

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    Public Administration

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences combines theory and practice in public management, public finance, and public policy.

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    Social Work

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Social Work (MSW) from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students a wide range of programs including Micro and Macro Human Behavior and Social Environment, Applied Social Work Research and Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals. 

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    Sociology

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology from WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a two-year program with courses that combine sociological theory, research methods and statistics.

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    Spanish

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Special Education

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education from WSU’s College of Education provides students with the opportunity to develop research skills through applied learning. This program offers specializations such as Special Education - Early Childhood Unified, Special Education - Gifted, Special Education - High Incidence and Special Education - Low Incidence. 

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    Sport Management

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Education (MEd) in Sports Management program from WSU’s College of Education equips students with the practical skills and professional connections required to work in this field. Students are also given the opportunity to complete internships with local, regional and professional league sports organizations. This program offers courses such as Analytics and Decision-Making In Sport, Ethics in Sport, Sports Marketing and Sport In Society.

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    Studio Art

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art from WSU’s College of Fine Arts will encourage students to develop their artistic talents. This multidisciplinary program combines research, overseas travel, professional networking and community engagement. Students may choose to study from a range of disciplines such as Ceramics, Painting, Photo Media, Printmaking, and Sculpture. 

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    Teaching

    USD 15,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies. This program is offered with a concentration in Early Childhood Unified Residency and with a Transition to Teaching track.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum PTE 58

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          • Testimony
            1975-1979, BA

            My education gave me a foundation for launching in new directions beyond my BA in Social Work. Graduate course work furthered my love of nutrition enabling me to start a private practice in nutrition, www.SimplyHealthLLC.com, working with a varied client base, in person and by phone or Skype.

          • Testimony
            1998-2001, BA

            I was a college hopper. Working, saving money, going to school, repeat. So I attended 3 colleges to get my B.A. WSU was the final one and the one I was at the longest. It finally fit what I wanted and needed in a school. A great all around education, a campus that wasn't so large I couldn't walk it without a bottle of water in case I got lost and friendly people. I suggest WSU to anyone but especially those who want to go to a state school but don't want to deal with the large campus where you are just a number.

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            2009-2014, Bachelor's Degree

            The student experience at WSU is only growing and getting more exciting. Me and my friends studied abroad, landed impressive internships, and worked some pretty exciting jobs in the city. WSU is on the move, and bold administrative leadership and a capable faculty ensure it will continue to play an important role in the State of Kansas and the world.