The School of Family Studies and Human Services (FSHS) offers diversity of academic programs, scholarship, and outreach that address the health and well-being of individuals and families in Kansas, the country, and the world.

The complexity of the School is reflected in the wide range of careers in human services pursued by graduates such as work with families, early childhood education, marriage and family therapy, personal financial planning, and speech-language pathology. Centers of student learning and outreach include:

Students follow career paths that take them all over the world and into numerous types of opportunities. K-State Research and Extension in FSHS is devoted to the development and execution of educational programs and technical information that enhance quality of life.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate degree programs include:

Graduate (M.S.) degree programs include:

The School of Family Studies and Human Services also offers undergraduate and graduate certificate programs related to conflict resolution, personal financial planning, youth development and an undergraduate minor in Conflict Analysis & Trauma Studies.

Graduate (Ph.D.) degree programs include:


Faculty scholarship (research and grants) often involves student participation and applies to the study of families and evidence-based practices in human services. The School is currently ranked #1 in contracts and grant funding at Kansas State University. The established priorities include:

  • Disorders of communication and swallowing
  • Families and health
  • Heath and security of military families
  • Personal and family risk assessment and evaluation


Extension programs within Family Studies and Human Services address critical issues such as chronic disease and self management, military youth, strategies for adaptive living, as well as strong families and parenting issues.


Nelson-Goff receives public service medal from Army
Briana Nelson-Goff, professor of family studies and human services and director of the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, was honored Monday at the K-State Alumni Center with the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award. Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, and […]
A busy weekend: Travel and Dining Auction on Friday, Open House on Saturday
Students provided the mind and the muscle behind two of spring’s major events in the College of Human Ecology: The annual Travel and Dining Auction planned and executed by students in hospitality management and dietetics tonight and the university’s annual Open House Saturday involving students groups college-wide. Tonight: Travel and Dining Auction Those attending the […]
Four CHE students to be university peer instructors
The Academic Assistance Center at Kansas State University has selected 18 students who will serve as peer instructors of the University Experience in the fall. The peer instructors from the College of Human Ecology are Kerri Briggs, sophomore in communication sciences and disorders; Megan Bruce, senior in communication sciences and disorders and psychology; Matt Castinado, […]

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