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School of Family Studies and Human Services

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The School of Family Studies and Human Services is dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. We do this through research, teaching, engagement, outreach, service, and clinical intervention. Our faculty of nationally and internationally recognized scholars and educators provide learning experiences for developmentally informed practitioners, researchers, and educators to serve Kansas, the nation, and the world.

Our classrooms and laboratories can be found across five buildings on the Manhattan campus, at Kansas State Polytechnic and reach across the world through Global Campus. Our faculty, staff, and supervised student specialists provide direct services and outreach to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families through K-State Research and Extension, Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Center, the Speech and Hearing Center, the Family Center, the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, a Financial Therapy clinic, and Riley-Geary Counties Domestic Mediation Services.

We offer exciting programs via traditional and distance education formats that address human needs through a holistic approach. Come for a campus visit. Stay for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Earn a graduate certificate to enhance your skills. Develop a career devoted to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families.

We welcome you to the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

Dorothy B. Durband, Ph.D.
Professor and School Director
dottie@k-state.edu

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Latest News

Couple and Family Therapy introduce new K-State Family Center staff
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

The Couple and Family Therapy program, located in the School of Family Studies and Human Services within the College of Human Ecology welcomed two new staff members this fall. Alison Boyles is the new Program Assistant for the Couple and Family Therapy program. In her position, she provides administrative support not only to the program […]

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Hoag named Speech Language Pathologist of the Year at annual conference
Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Linda Hoag, professor in communication sciences and disorders, was awarded the Speech Language Pathologist of the Year award at the Kansas Speech Language and Hearing Association’s, or KSHA,  annual conference in September. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional clinical work in the area of speech-language pathology. One colleague described Hoag […]

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