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The School of Family Studies and Human Services is a multidisciplinary program that provides graduate training for M.S. and Ph.D. students. The professional specializations are addressed to broad issues concerning individuals and families, and the courses are taught by a faculty of sociologists and psychologists, educators and economists, health specialists and gerontologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, speech language pathologists and audiologists.
Extensive research and professional practice opportunities are provided through seven centers operated by the program: Early Childhood Laboratory; The Family Center, Stone House Early Childhood Education Center and the C.Q. and Georgia Chandler Institute for Child and Family Studies; Speech and Hearing Center; Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic. Opportunities are also available through the university-wide Galichia Center on Aging.
The school offers graduate work toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in a broad range of the human sciences and human services. The M.S. degree in family studies and human services includes specializations in communication sciences and disorders, early childhood education, family studies, life span human development, marriage and family therapy, personal financial planning, and youth development. The school offers the following specializations leading to the Ph.D. degree in human ecology: family studies, life span human development, and marriage and family therapy.
Assessment and Treatment in Marital and Family Therapy * Clinical Specialization in MFT
Family Studies and Human Services * Advanced Family Theory
Supervision of MFT * Supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy
* Practicum in Supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy
Research Methods * Practicum in Human Development Research
* Qualitative Research Methods in FSHS
* Topics in Marriage and Family Therapy
* Marriage and Family Therapy Research
* Dissertation Proposal Seminar
* PhD Research in Family Studies and Human Services
One of the following: * Experimental Design in Psychology OR
* Statistical Methods in Family Studies and Human Services II OR
* Regression and Analysis of Variance OR
* Experimental Design in Educational Research OR
* Quantitative Methods
Supervised Clinical Practice * PhD Practicum in Marriage and Family
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 RequirementsIELTS 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.
The Ph.D. specialization in marriage and family therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
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.