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Trina McCarty
Program Coordinator

Admission into Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement

Options for completing coursework

Application to the Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement program depends on your selection of the program as a graduate certificate or noncredit professional development option. The 12-credit graduate certificate program benefits individuals who are interested in the field and have already completed a bachelor's degree. Practitioners already in the industry who wish to take coursework for professional development can do so through a noncredit offering of the program.

In both cases, students will experience and benefit from the same quality instruction, working collaboratively both online and in person with faculty and participants from around the world. The program provides first-hand experience with dialogue and deliberation practices.

Graduate Certificate Option

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into the Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement graduate certificate program, students must have:

  • a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher during junior and senior years of degree program
  • computer proficiency sufficient to complete the online course work

Students not meeting the requirements above may be admitted on a provisional basis at the discretion of the certificate faculty if the student has demonstrated adequate preparation in this or an equivalent field and has successfully completed projects of equivalent difficulty.

Application Deadlines

You must be admitted for the fall semester by August 1. This means that all transcripts, application fees and any other requirements must be completed and received by that date.

Please note: It takes at least four to six weeks for an application to be processed once all application materials have been received by the university.

Process for Student Enrollment

Currently enrolled K-State student

  • If you are already a degree-seeking graduate student at K-State, you do not need to make a separate application for the certificate. Once you have completed the requirements for the certificate, visit the Graduate School form website, select Miscellaneous and then select Certificate Completion Form.

    Send the completed form to:
    Colene Lind, Graduate Coordinator
    Department of Communication Studies, KSU
    129 Nichols Hall
    Manhattan, KS 66506
  • Once the form has been reviewed and signed by the department's certificate program coordinator, the department will submit your form to the Graduate School. The Graduate School will print your certificate (the certificates are printed every several months) and return it to the department for the certificate program coordinator's signature. We will then mail the document to you.

For individuals not yet enrolled at K-State

For all others interested in the graduate certificate program and not currently enrolled at Kansas State University:

  1. Complete and submit an Online Graduate Application Form. In the Academic Information area, select Distance-Off Campus as to where you will be completing the majority of the coursework. Then choose Graduate Certificate. The program you select will be Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement under the College of Arts and Sciences.
  2. Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.
    1. Statement of Objectives
      • State your academic objectives, giving specific reasons for the selection of your field of study, contemplated research areas, and professional plans. Most statements are three to four paragraphs in length.
      • The objectives allow faculty to determine that your expectations of the applied statistics certificate program are congruent with what the program provides.
    2. Transcripts
      • Provide transcripts for each college or university where you received your bachelor's degree or completed any advanced coursework or degree.
      • Failure to list any colleges or universities from which you received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the University. (Transcripts become part of your records at Kansas State University and cannot be returned.)
      • Students whose transcripts are not in English must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
    3. International Students: International Study Applicants should provide TOEFL scores with their application forms.
  3. A $50 application fee is required for U.S. citizens and residents, or $75 for international applicants.

Noncredit Professional Development Option

Individuals who do not wish to receive academic credit for the DDPE program can register without applying for admission to Kansas State University. 

Cost and Payment Methods

The noncredit program fee is $3,800 USD. A 10 percent discount is available for National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation members. Courses may be taken individually but must be taken in sequence.

The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted. Your credit card statement will show payment to KSU Controller's Office IV.
  • Check: Payable to Kansas State University, FEIN 48-0771751
  • Agency Purchase Order: Before submitting your registration to your business office for processing, please fax a copy of your registration form to Conference Registration at 785-532-2422. Please provide the actual copy of the APO as soon as it is available.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Registration is not considered final until fees have been paid. If you must cancel your registration, please send written notification to registration@k-state.edu with DDPE Collaborative in the subject line. A refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be issued if notice of cancellation is received three weeks prior to the program start date. Substitutions are accepted but notification should be sent in advance of the start date.

Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Kansas State University.

Registration Questions

If you have questions concerning registration, please contact Kansas State University Conferences and Noncredit Programs at registration@k-state.edu with DDPE Collaborative in the subject line, or call 785-532-5569 or 800-432-8222. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central) Monday through Friday.

Special Assistance

Participants who need accommodations due to a disability or who have special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Debbie Hagenmaier at debbieh@k-state.edu or call 785-532-5569 or 800-432-8222.

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