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School of Family Studies and Human Services

School of
Family Studies and Human Services

Kansas State University
303 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

785-532-5510
785-532-5505 fax
fshs@k-state.edu

Application Information

LSHD Graduate Application Procedures

Apply for graduate admission on the Graduate School website.

A complete application requires:

  • The Graduate School Application
  • Graduate School application fee (as stated on the Graduate School website)
  • Transcript(s) from each college or university which you have attended
  • Graduate Record Exam scores (GRE)
  • Statement of objectives: why you are interested in graduate study in our school; how it can fit in with your previous education/experience and/or your future career plans; as well as what you hope to achieve while a graduate student
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from former/current instructors, employers, or other professionals in a position to evaluate your potential for graduate study

International applicants must, in addition to the required materials previously listed, provide the following:

  • TOEFL Score: A TOEFL of at least 600 (paper test), 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (internet-based test) is required
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and supporting documentation (as stated on the Graduate School website)

Deadlines

The application deadlines for domestic applicants are as follows:

  • February 1 for Summer and Fall admission
  • October 1 for Spring admission

The application deadlines for international applicants are as follows:

  • January 1 for Fall admission
  • August 1 for Spring admission
  • December 1 for Summer admission

Once you have completed the application process, the faculty of the unit to which you are applying will review your credentials. Upon approval by the School of Family Studies and Human Services, your file will be forwarded for final approval to the Graduate School, which checks the completeness of your application. If approved, the Graduate School will send you a formal letter of acceptance with admissions details.

After Your Admission

You will be assigned a temporary advisor who will help you select your first courses and assist you in enrollment. This faculty member may or may not become your major professor when you set up your supervisory committee. Please feel free to contact your temporary advisor prior to arriving on campus regarding any questions you may have about Manhattan, being a graduate student, or about our program. If you are not sure who has been assigned as your temporary advisor, please contact the Graduate Program Admissions Coordinator at 785-532-1473.