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Application Information

Required Application Materials

Application to all graduate programs at K-State are processed through 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
  • Statement of objectives: Within this statement of objectives, we expect you to respond to each of the following questions. This statement should be about 1,000 words in length. In evaluating this statement, special attention is paid to expression of clear long-term professional goals, previous research experiences and clarity of research interests.
    1. What are your professional goals upon completing this degree?
    2. Discuss your research interests and goals. Elaborate on any training, skills, or experiences you have in the area of research. Identify specific research skills you wish to focus on in your doctoral program.
    3. What do you consider to be strengths that will help you achieve your goals?
    4. What do you consider to be the area that will need most attention during your training?
  • 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)

NOTE: We no longer require the GRE exam.

Application Deadline

This program begins Fall semesters only with a December 1, 2021 deadline for the Fall 2022 semester. Interview day will be February 4th, 2022 via an online platform.

Note: It is important for applicants to know that the CFT doctoral program requires a full-time commitment and that it is not a commuter-oriented program.

Upon approval by the CFT program and the Department of Applied Human Sciences, your file will be forwarded for final approval to the Graduate School, which checks the completeness of your application, official transcripts, and verifies that you have or will soon have a valid degree from an accredited institution. 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.

Contact Information

For questions about program requirements or curriculum contact Laura Rausch. For questions about admission call: 785-532-2890.

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