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Graduate admissions

A KU graduate education prepares students to lead in their industries and pursue progress in all its forms. As a Jayhawk, you’ll explore the world on your terms — and change it for the better.

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K. Christopher Beard, Foundation Distinguished Professor

"As a research scientist, I'm thrilled to be in an environment like KU, where scholarship, mentoring, and basic research are what the institution is all about."

K. Christopher Beard
Foundation Distinguished Professor


Last year, KU students received $383 million in financial assistance.

You’ll fund your degree and research through federal aid, grants, fellowships, and other forms of assistance.

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International graduate students

Roughly one in six graduate students at KU comes from outside the United States. Learn about our international admissions process or explore life as an international graduate student.
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Graduate stats

overall: local government management
among public universities: Special education
in externally funded research

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Considering your next steps? No matter where you are in your education, you can start planning for graduate study right now.

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Once you’re admitted

If you’ve been accepted into a KU graduate program, you’ll have a short list of things to know and actions to complete.

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Through close collaboration with faculty and mentors, KU graduate students gain expert knowledge — and take it to new, exciting heights.