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Kansas State University


Manhattan, KS

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture


Master of Science in Architecture (Specialization: Ecological and Sustainable Design)


Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design (APDesign) was established in 1963 by bringing together into one administrative unit the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Construction Science, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Community Planning.

The early founders of that coalition were very insightful, realizing that the practice of the design professions would involve multidisciplinary efforts. Housing these programs in a single college enabled students to better understand the roles and relationships of the disciplines that comprised the design of the built environment. This combination of design and planning received national attention as a model organization for education in the design, planning and management of the environment.

Today, APDesign continues to be a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, environmental design college with accredited professional programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture & Product Design, Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning. APDesign’s design programs have been consistently ranked by DesignIntelligence magazine as among the best in the nation.


Kansas State University is a comprehensive, research, land-grant institution serving students and the people of Kansas, the nation, and the world. Since its founding in 1863, the university has evolved into a modern institution of higher education, committed to quality programs, and responsive to a rapidly changing world and the aspirations of an increasingly diverse society. Together with other major comprehensive universities, K-State shares responsibilities for developing human potential, expanding knowledge, enriching cultural expression, and extending its expertise to individuals, business, education, and government. These responsibilities are addressed through an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, research and creative activities, and outreach and public service programs. In addition, its land-grant mandate, based on federal and state legislation, establishes a focus to its instructional, research, and extension activities which is unique among the Regents’ institutions.