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

The mission of the doctoral (PhD) program in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) at K-State is to educate and mentor family scientist-practitioners with the most advanced, cutting edge training in research, supervision, and clinical work, for the purpose of developing professionals who embrace diversity and are prepared to make significant contributions as world-class researchers, impactful educators, excellent clinicians and supervisors, and collaborative community leaders.

The doctoral 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 doctoral program interview day will be held January 19, 2024 via Zoom.

Program Contacts

For questions about the application process, program requirements, or curriculum please contact Dr. Glade Topham.

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 cohort representatives:

Doctoral Program Cohorts:

CFT 1st Year PhD

CFT 2nd Year PhD

CFT 3rd Year PhD

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)