Master's Degree Program

Read what we are doing to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

The mission of the Kansas State University Master’s Program in Couple and Family Therapy is to provide the academic, clinical and professional training necessary for graduates to be successful clinicians in a variety of mental health settings. Our goal is to develop clinicians who embrace diversity, value and integrate research into practice, and, if desired, are prepared to pursue a doctoral education. In addition to having a commitment to preparing marriage and family therapists as practitioner-scientists, we also have a commitment to providing a safe, collaborative learning environment where competition is discouraged, and teamwork is encouraged.

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

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is December 1st for August admission.

Interview Date

Our Master's program interview day will be held January 27th, 2023.

Program Contacts

For questions about the application process please contact our Graduate Program Advisor Laura Rausch. For questions about program requirements or curriculum please contact Dr. Joyce Baptist.

Master's 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.

Maria PortilloMaria Portillo

Master's Program Cohorts

2021 1st Year MS

2021 2nd year MS

2021 3rd year MS

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)