Kansas State University

School of Family Studies & Human Services
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The School of Family Studies and Human Services (FSHS) offers diversity of academic programs, scholarship, and outreach that address the health and well-being of individuals and families in Kansas, the country, and the world.  The complexity of the School is reflected in the wide range of careers in human services pursued by graduates such as work with families, early childhood education, marriage and family therapy, personal financial planning, and speech-language pathology. Students follow career paths that take them all over the world and into numerous types of opportunities.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Dottie Durband (director)
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

303 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family Studies & Human Services
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Conflict and Trauma Studies (Minor)
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Course Catolog 
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

Undergraduate programs emphasize the application of basic knowledge in the social sciences and utilize experiential learning as a foundation of the educational experience.

The undergraduate degree in Family Studies and Human Services is also available in its entirety online. In addition to degrees, the School of Family Studies and Human Services also offers an undergraduate certificate in Conflict Resolution.

Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Mindy Markham
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Course Catolog 
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Family Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Life Span Human Development
  • Family and Community Services
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • Personal Financial Planning Certificate
  • Yuoth Development Administration Certificate
  • Youth Development Professional Certificate
  • Financial Therapy Certificate
Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Family Studies
  • Life Span Human Development
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Personal Financial Planning
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
December 1996 (UG) & September 2004 (Grad)
CFLE Contact
Karen Myers-Bowman, PhD, CFLE
CFLE Contact Email