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 Graduate Degrees

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The Department of Applied Human Sciences offers Master’s and Doctoral programs to enable students to gain a depth of understanding in their field of interest. Graduate degrees are offered in a variety of modes, with many courses and some entire programs available online.

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Applied Family Science

Kansas State University offers Master's and Doctoral degrees with specializations in Applied Family Science. Students in the Applied Family Science program combine education, research, and outreach to better understand and enhance the lives of individuals and families across the world.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Master of Science degree with a specialization in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a full-time, two-year program focused on speech-language pathology. The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Couple and Family Therapy

Kansas State University offers three degree specializations in Couple and Family Therapy: Master's degree, Post-Bachelor Doctoral degree, and Doctoral degree. The master's and doctoral degree specializations are fully-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

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Early Childhood Education

The Master's degree with a specialization in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals to be master teachers, administrators or early childhood programs, and leaders in the development of child care policy.

 Family and Community Services

Family and Community Services (GPIDEA)

The Master's specialization in Family and Community Services is an online collaborative, multi-institutional degree program that draws on the expertise of graduate faculty and courses from various land-grant universities. Faculty at these institutions share knowledge and expertise in family and community services.

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Life Span Human Development

Kansas State University offers Master's and Doctoral degrees with specializations in Life Span Human Development. Students in the Life Span Human Development program learn about growth and development of the individual, the varying contexts of human development, and the processes underlying development throughout the life cycle.

 Youth Development

Youth Development (GPIDEA)

The Master's specialization in Youth Development is an online collaborative, multi-institutional degree program that draws on the expertise of graduate faculty and courses from various land-grant universities. Faculty at these institutions share knowledge and expertise in the field of youth development.

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Graduate Assistantships

A variety of graduate research and graduate teaching assistantships are available through the school. If you did not complete an assistantship application with your initial Graduate School application and are interested, complete the Assistantship Application (PDF) and submit it, with your resume, to the school at:

Department of Applied Human Sciences
301 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506