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School of Applied Studies

School of Applied Studies

Since 1983, Washburn University’s School of Applied Studies (SAS) has offered professional programs that meet the needs of YOUR community.  Our students experience hands-on learning not only in the classroom but also through internships, practicums, and clinicals.  Students graduate with the applied skills for a successful future.  Learn more about us by visiting our department pages.

Associate Programs with Washburn Tech

We have a partnership with Washburn Institute of Technology that allows students in specific programs to continue their education at the Washburn University campus at a lower tuition rate. 


The School of Applied Studies has the primary function of offering quality professional programs in areas responsive to community and state needs.

The mission for the School of Applied Studies will be accomplished when all graduates are:

  1. Lifelong learners who are committed to continuing education and scholarship.
  2. Competent individuals who possess the necessary skills for entry level employment in the profession.
  3. Complex thinkers who have the ability to problem solve, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate.
  4. Informed individuals who are sensitive to cultural diversity.
  5. Effective communicators who have the necessary verbal and written skills to work in our global society.
  6. Responsible individuals who demonstrate commitment to professional values and ethics.
  7. Technologically literate Individuals with applicable skills relevant to their profession.

The School of Applied Studies will be an outstanding educational setting and resource center for the creation of a learning community that embraces exemplary leadership, scholarship, and integrity.

Values Guiding Our Vision

Commitment to Academic Excellence:  To have a highly qualified and talented faculty and staff as well as discerning and productive graduates.

Commitment to Scholarship:  To engage in scientific research, innovative studies, and scholarly endeavors that have beneficial and practical consequences.

Commitment to Technological Empowerment:  To foster literacy in relevant technology in order to best utilize its importance and potential.

Commitment to Public Service:  To strengthen our creative partnerships and outreach.

Commitment to Diversity:  To strive for a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that respects and embraces the many different dimensions of diversity and international perspectives.

Commitment to Compassionate Professionalism:  To prepare dedicated and caring professionals, who adhere to the highest ethical standards and performance competencies.

For more information, contact the School of Applied Studies at (785) 670-1282.

In the School of Applied Studies, students are eligible to receive School honors upon graduation if they fulfill the following minimum requirements:

Baccalaureate Degree Honors

  1. A grade point average of 3.5 in the correlate courses, including a 3.5 in upper division work in the major.
  2. Successful completion of a research project or an equivalent deemed suitable by the department.
  3. The recommendation of the department. Individual departments may specify additional requirements.

Associate Degree Honors

  1. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the major and correlate courses, with a minimum of 30-hours of degree courses completed at Washburn University.
  2. Grade point averages are calculated on all required major and required correlated courses applied to the Associate degree.
  3. The recommendation of the department. Individual departments may specify additional requirements.

Certificate of Completion Honors

  1. A minimum grade point average of 3.75 in the major.
  2. The recommendation of the department. Individual departments may specify additional requirements.
  3. All course work must be completed at Washburn University.
  4. Students must take all courses for a letter grade.

Dean's Honor Roll

Students who have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.4 or better are honored by having their names placed upon the Dean's Honor Roll. They are so notified by the Dean of the School of Applied Studies. Completion of a minimum of 12-semester hours taken for a letter grade is required.

For more information, contact the School of Applied Studies at (785) 670-1282.

GET IN TOUCH WITH School of Applied Studies

School of Applied Studies
Benton Hall, Room 306
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Fax
Ph: 785.670.1282
Fax: 785.670.1027

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