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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

We have moved our application deadline for Fall 2021 admissions to January 1 to allow more flexibility given the challenges of the time we are in.

Interview Date

Our doctoral program interview day will be January 29th through an online platform. We will notify applicants of interview invitations shortly after the January 1st deadline.

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.

Doctoral Program Cohorts:

2019 PhD 1st yr cohort

2019 PhD 2nd yr cohort

2019 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)