Family and Community Services

Study mode:Online Study type:Full-time Languages: English
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:3786 Duration:

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This online degree offered within the School of Family Studies and Human Services, allows students to better understand families, and the management and delivery of services to them in a community context. Students will develop a research-based perspective to understand individual, family, interpersonal, and community dynamics while gaining essential skills in leadership, management, and implementation of family and community service programs.

This program, includes 10 three-credit courses that focus on understanding families and individual development, and for delivery and managing services to families in community context. In addition to required courses, program completion involves two three-credit elective courses providing capstone experiences to prepare a written case study for a final oral examination.

Core Courses

* Foundations and Principles of Family and Community Services
* Family Resource Management
* Family Dynamics
* Lifespan Development
* Interpersonal Relationships
* Resilience in Families
* Program Administration and Management
* Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation
* Parenting Education
* Crises Across the Lifespan

An applicant to the Graduate School at Kansas State University must have a bachelor's degree substantially the same as the ones granted by Kansas State University. That is, it must represent a broad range of courses in the basic academic disciplines. Applicants whose degrees do not meet these standards may be denied admission to graduate degree programs at Kansas State University.Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. A limited amount of credit for experience, when awarded as an acceptable part of a bachelor's degree for internships, fieldwork, or the like, is not a cause for denial but must be clearly identified as graded work.Applicants to graduate degree programs pay a non-refundable application fee of: * $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and * $75 for international applicants English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:

* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.


Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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