College of Applied Studies

Preparing students to inspire in a specialized world »

College of Applied Studies

Preparing students to inspire in a specialized world

Moving beyond the classroom

When students learn to teach, they learn to lead. The College of Applied Studies prepares students for life-long careers in fast-changing fields. Our graduates are qualified and eager to change lives in the classroom, on the field and in the gym. Your gift to the College of Applied Studies is an investment in the minds and bodies of people in our communities and the students dedicated to serving them.

Wichita State's Corbin building pictured is home to the College of Applied Studies. This building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Corbin Hall, home to the College of Applied Studies, was designed by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

What's happening at the College of Applied Studies?

The College of Applied Studies consists of four departments – the School of Education, Sport Management, Human Performance Studies and CLES (Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology) – all dedicated to improving the lives of the people in our communities, including some of our most vulnerable populations. With collaborative, hands-on learning opportunities, experienced faculty and exclusive scholarships, the College of Applied Studies encourages students to explore their passions and chase their dreams. As our fields of study become more innovative, inclusive and individualized in the 21st century, the College of Applied Studies will continue developing the next generation of passionate, prepared leaders.

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Purposeful and transformative – your gift makes a difference

The people of the College of Applied Studies – students, faculty and staff – do what they do because they want to help people build better lives. An investment in them is an investment in the betterment of our communities. Make your gift today and know that it is making a real difference.

At right: Coleman Middle School teacher Sam Belsan is an example of how philanthropy touches many lives. Scholarships helped pay for his education at Wichita State, and now he’s using that education to shape the futures of the children he teaches. “I love it that every person who’s invested in me is seeing their investment continue through my students,” says Belsan, a 2019 graduate.


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Our collegiate development team is here to help uncover your passion and provide opportunities to make a difference. Connect with us.

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Because of you

Your gift to the Shocker Fund provides flexible resources to meet the changing needs of our students. More students will have access to programs that enhance their college experience, like tutoring, study abroad, applied learning conferences and competitions, and community service opportunities.

Last year, College of Applied Studies students received $61,738 from 707 individual gifts. So far this year, students have received $42,589. With your help, we can beat the previous year’s total so that more students will receive the critical support they need. Make your gift to the College of Applied Studies Shocker Fund today.

On behalf of Wichita State students, thank you Shocker Nation.

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