Program of Study Required for Master’s Students

The Graduate School requires an approved program of study after the completion of nine credits (three courses) in the Master in Science in Academic Advising program. This is NOT a requirement for Certificate students.

The program of study lists the courses you intend to take to complete the requirements of the Master’s in
Academic Advising degree.

Which elective course do you plan to take? 

  1. EDCEP 812 – History and Philosophy of Higher Education – Fall
  2. EDCEP 839 – Assessment of Academic Advising – Spring
  3. EDCEP 864 – Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics – Spring, Summer

Your advisor is the major professor on your supervisory committee. Two additional faculty will serve on your committee. The committee reviews your final project. Do you have a preference for which professors serve on your committee? The following graduate faculty are available to serve on committees: 

  • Doris Carroll
  • Christy Craft
  • Marilyn Kaff
  • Craig McGill
  • Lisa Rubin

When you are ready, please send Pam McGlynn an email with your elective and committee members choices.I will generate your program of study through our new electronic form system. If you have not taken a course yet, I will need to put in “placeholder” semesters for the courses. You are not required to take the courses in the semesters that are listed on the form, but the electronic form cannot be submitted with “blanks”.

The program of study will be electronically signed by the faculty on your committee and submitted to the Graduate School for approval. Once it is approved you will receive an email from the Graduate School. Please do not fill out the form yourself. As a department we have decided that I will do the forms for all MS in Academic Advising students. Thank you, Pam 

Master’s Required Courses

  • EDCEP 816. Research Methods
  • EDCEP 829. Learning Principles
  • EDCEP 835. Foundations of Academic Advising
  • EDCEP 836. Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising – Fall, Summer
  • EDCEP 838. Student Development Theory
  • EDCEP 851. Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising – Fall, Spring
  • EDCEP 854. College Student Athletes
  • EDCEP 863. Trends in Career Development
  • EDSP 853.   College Students with Special Needs – Spring, Summer
  • Elective course – EDCEP 812, 839 or 864
  • Final Project – Due early in the semester you graduate (March 8, July 1, October 8)

If not noted above course is offered every semester. All courses are 3 credits.

Spring Course Drop Deadlines

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS. If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester – Scott Schlender – scottsch@ksu.edu.

For Regular Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • February 7, 2022 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 14, 2022 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • February 22, 2022 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • April 4, 2022 – Last day to drop or withdraw from a regular session course

If you enroll in a class, you assume responsibility for paying tuition and fees for that class. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class if you do not pay tuition and fees. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class for lack of participation.

Click to access 2021-2022%20Academic-Calendar-for-Web.pdf

Advisor Position Available at KSU College of Health and Human

The Department of Personal Financial Planning (PFP), within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking an Academic Advisor to join their team. This position is responsible for advising all students, on-campus and distance, pursuing grad certificates, master and doctoral degrees. The Academic Advisor is also expected to develop recruitment plans, communicate with prospective students, and travel to industry events.

The position announcement can be found at https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/512062/academic-advisor. Screening of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. 

K-State College of Business Administration Seeks Academic Advisor

The College of Business Administration at Kansas State University is seeking to fill a full-time regular position in academic advising. The college has a centralized advising model with 7 advisors who serve approximately 2500 undergraduates. The advising team’s overarching mission is to enhance student success by providing individualized and comprehensive advising services that meet the needs of diverse student populations. The academic advisors work very closely with the college’s career development staff and academic departments.

See here for the position announcement: 
https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/512142/academic-advisor

For best consideration, apply by February 7, 2022.

Course Drop Dates for Spring 2022

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS. If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester – Scott Schlender – scottsch@ksu.edu.

For Regular Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • February 7, 2022 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • February 14, 2022 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • February 22, 2022 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • April 4, 2022 – Last day to drop or withdraw from a regular session course

If you enroll in a class, you assume responsibility for paying tuition and fees for that class. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class if you do not pay tuition and fees. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class for lack of participation.

Old Dominion University Has Available Position

Old Dominion University is hiring for a hybrid learning specialist and advisor position. The position will primarily focus on learning specialist responsibilities but will also advise up to 2 Olympic sports. In addition to advising responsibilities, this position will provide individualized academic support to at-risk students from all sports, collaborate with other advisors to best support student-athletes, and work with the Director of Educational Support Services to create and facilitate programs and services. Candidates should have previous experience providing educational support in some format (such as teaching, special education, learning specialist, etc). Candidates should have a completed master’s degree in education or a related field or a bachelor’s degree with experience equivalent to a master’s degree. Candidates should be knowledgeable about learning disorders and accommodations. Candidates should have considerable knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Interested candidates should send their resume to Erin Cousins at ecousins@odu.edu.

Procedures for Spring 2022 Graduation

Students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Spring 2022 should follow the steps below:

1) E-mail Pam McGlynn 
Notify me that you plan to graduate the end of the Spring 2022 semester. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

I will submit Approval to Schedule Final Exam forms for all students that notify me they plan to graduate. 

2) Submit the graduation application
All candidates for master’s degrees must submit the graduation application via the student center in KSIS before the Final Exam form is processed. The graduation application will add students to the list of candidates for degree completion as well as update the degree/diploma name and mailing address. This is a graduation requirement by the Graduate School. 

In order to submit the graduation application you must log into KSIS and go to “Academics” in the “Student Center”. Open the “Other Academic” list box and click “Apply for Graduation” and then click go (>>) and complete the online application. Step by step instructions on applying for graduation are available in KSIS Help at the following link: http://www.k-state.edu/isis/help/students/stuGraduationApply.html

3) Enroll in a credit course at K-State
It is required that students be enrolled during the semester in which they complete degree requirements, i.e. coursework and final project. If you have completed all required coursework, there is a one credit course available, so you can be officially enrolled. Contact Pam McGlynn for details. The Canvas course to submit the final project is NOT a credit course. It has no work, except to submit the final project. 

4) Submit Academic Advising Final Project to K-State Online-Canvas Course by March 8, 2022
A K-State Online course will be created for submitting final projects. Pam McGlynn will manually add students to the course that notify her they plan to graduate.

The final project is the culminating activity for the graduate program and will be evaluated by your program committee. Please view the final project pages on the website for more information (https://academicadvising.wordpress.com/final-project/).

The final project is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Pam McGlynn if you have questions about the academic advising final project.

Program of Study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. All Master’s students should have a Program of Study on file after the completion of nine credits. If you do not have an approved program of study, please contact Pam McGlynn as soon as possible.

Certificate Completion Form

For those who completed the certificate coursework, please submit the official notification that you have completed the certificate. Below are the instructions for how to do so. Please submit that electronic form at your earliest convenience. Contact Pam McGlynn (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) if you have any questions.

This form should be used for students completing all future semesters. It should be submitted at the end of the semester.

Submitting your Graduate Certificate Completion Form

If you have completed the five courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising, please follow these steps:

  1. 1)  Click on the following link: https://www.k-state.edu/grad/about/forms/
  2. 2)  Select “Graduate Certificate Completion” and click on “Submit graduate certificate completion form.”

On the form:

  • Ignore the “Staff Proxy” section.
  • Your student information should automatically be in the “Student Information” section.
  • In the “Program Information section, enter “Academic Advising” along with the semester that you completed your last course.
  • In the “Course Information” section, list the five courses that you took to complete the certificate along with the semester that you took each. If you did not transfer in any coursework, those courses will be the following:


EDCEP 829 Learning Principles 3 credits
EDCEP 835 Foundations of Academic Advising 3 credits
EDCEP 838 Student Development Theory 3 credits
EDCEP 851 Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising 3 credits
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development 3 credits

Total KSU Credits = 15

If you transferred in any courses, you would list those in this section in place of the courses for which they served as substitutes.

  • Ignore the “Program Advisor” section.
  • In the “Program Coordinator” section, list the following:
    Name: Christy Craft
    E-mail: ccraft@ksu.edu

    Department: Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs
  • Click the “Submit” button.

Call for Proposals for NACADA Region 7 Conference

The Call for Proposals has been extended to December 20th and I wanted to reach out and encourage you all to consider submitting a proposal. As a graduate student you all have insight on what you’re learning and experiencing in your program and would offer a different perspective at the conference. You can learn more about the submission criteria here: https://nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-7/proposals.aspx and more about the conference in general here: https://nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-7/Registration-Information.aspx. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out!Best,


Olivia Miller, MS
Senior Academic Advisor (Last Name A-K),
Graduate Programs
UMKC Bloch School of ManagementBloch
Executive Hall Suite 418H816-235-5126 
olivia.r.miller@umkc.eduShe/Her/Hers

Get Involved with NACADA’s Region 7 Conference

Bridgette Kells, an alumna of the Master’s program, is the Volunteer Co-Chair for the Region 7 NACADA conference in March and is looking for volunteers to assist during the conference. This is a great opportunity for those looking to connect with others working in higher education It is worth mentioning that you do not need to be a member of region 7 to attend/volunteer at the conference but as a K-State student they technically part of region 7 (even if they work in another region).

Those wanting to volunteer need to fill out this form expressing their interest. Then they need to make sure to register for the conference when registration opens in December. As the conference has some virtual components, we are accepting virtual volunteers to assist with those sections of the conference.

If you have questions please contact, Bridgette Kells, directly.

Bridgette Kells, M.S. ​|She ▪  Her ▪  Hers|
Academic Advisor ▪ Undergraduate Biology Program
College Advising & Student Services
2045 Haworth Hall ▪ 785-864-3500
brbkells@ku.edu
The University of Kansas