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 1,000-1,500 words in length. Please address the following in your statement:
    1. Why do you want to be a couple and family therapist?
    2. What are your professional goals upon completing the degree?
    3. What are your meaningful experiences that have helped you prepare for success as a couple and family therapist?
    4. What do you consider to be strengths that will help you achieve your goals?
    5. Describe an aspect of your identity or the intersection of several identities (for example, your religion, culture, race, sexual or gender identity, affinity group, etc.), and how they have shaped your life experiences and your worldview?
    6. K-State’s Couple & Family Therapy program is committed to building a diverse and talented community that will train therapists in delivering culturally sensitive care in a supportive, collaborative learning environment. We are interested in combatting all forms of systemic oppression and would like to hear your thoughts about your role (or potential role) in specifically opposing systemic racism, anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, and misogyny. How will you contribute?
  • 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, 2022 deadline for the Fall 2023 semester. Interview day will be January 20th, 2023.

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.