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School of Family Studies and Human Services

Doctoral Degree Program in Human Ecology with a Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy

The mission of Kansas State University's doctoral program in human ecology with a specialization in couple and family therapy is "to educate and mentor family scientist-practitioners with the most advanced, cutting edge research training, for the purpose of developing scholars prepared to make significant contributions in academic and clinical settings. Our goal is to develop distinguished scholars who embrace diversity and who are highly sought after due to their demonstrated competency as world-class researchers, excellent clinicians, clinical supervisors and educators.

The doctoral specialization in marriage and family therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Application Deadline

December 1, 2018 for Fall 2019 admission

Interview Date

February 8, 2019

Doctoral Cohort Representatives

If you are interested in learning more about the program or the student experience from current students, feel free to reach out to the cohort representatives.

Lorin KellyLorin Kelly (1st Year) lorink@k-state.edu





Doctoral Program Cohorts:

1st Year doc students 2017

PhD 2nd years 2017

2018 PhD 3rd yr cohort

Program Diversity

At Kansas State University, the CFT faculty and students strive to work together to create a program climate that:

  • is safe
  • is respectful
  • is supportive
  • values and affirms diversity
  • is non-discriminatory
  • is positive and empowering

Accordingly, we seek to recruit a diverse student body each year and are also working to enhance the diversity of the clinical supervisors in the CFT program.

In accordance with COAMFTE Standards, the following tables provide a snapshot of the racial and cultural diversity of the CFT faculty, supervisors and student body:

Race/Ethnicity/Gender Tables (pdf)

Additional Resources