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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family Studies and Human Services

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304 Justin Hall
Fax: 785-532-5505


Maurice MacDonald

Director of graduate studies:

Esther M. Maddux

Graduate faculty:

Jared R. Anderson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Kristy L. Archuleta, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Joyce Baptist, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
L. Ann Coulson, Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia.
Gayle Doll, Ph.D., Kansas State University..
Mary F. De Luccie, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Bronwyn S. Fees, Ph.D., Iowa State University.
Jane Garcia, Ph.D., University of South Alabama.
Robert G. Garcia, AUD, A.T. Still University.
Briana Nelson-Goff, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
John E. Grable, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Charles L. Griffin, MS, Kansas State University.
Linda A. Hoag, Ph.D., University of Illinois.
Elaine M. Johannes, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Anthony P. Jurich, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Carol Kellett, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.
Esther M. Maddux, Ph.D., Purdue University.
Terrie McCants, MS, Nova Southeastern University.
William Meredith, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Virginia M. Moxley, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Ann D. Murray, Ph.D., Macquarie University, Australia.
Karen Myers-Bowman, Ph.D., Purdue University.
Nancy O’Conner, MS, Kansas State University.
Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Candyce S. Russell, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Rick J. Scheidt, Ph.D., University of Nebraska.
Walter R. Schumm, Ph.D., Purdue University.
Debra M. Sellers, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Ann Bosma Smit, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Charles A. Smith, Ph.D., Purdue University.
Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., Kansas State University.
Farrell J. Webb, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.


The School of Family Studies and Human Services is a multidisciplinary program that provides graduate training for M.S. and Ph.D. students. The professional specializations are addressed to broad issues concerning individuals and families, and the courses are taught by a faculty of sociologists and psychologists, educators and economists, health specialists and gerontologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, speech language pathologists and audiologists.

Extensive research and professional practice opportunities are provided through seven centers operated by the program: Early Childhood Laboratory; The Family Center, Stone House Early Childhood Education Center and the C.Q. and Georgia Chandler Institute for Child and Family Studies; Speech and Hearing Center; Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic. Opportunities are also available through the university-wide Galichia Center on Aging.

The school offers graduate work toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in a broad range of the human sciences and human services. The M.S. degree in family studies and human services includes specializations in communication sciences and disorders, early childhood education, family life education and consultation, life span human development, marriage and family therapy, personal financial planning, and youth development. The school offers the following specializations leading to the Ph.D. degree in human ecology: family life education and consultation, life span human development, and marriage and family therapy.

Distance education and certificate programs

The school collaborates with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) to offer the M.S. degree in family studies and human services in the following specializations: personal financial planning, and youth development. The inter-institutional M.S. programs draw upon the expertise of graduate faculty from seven universities. The programs are taught entirely via the Internet. Students enrolled in the program through Kansas State University will receive their degrees from Kansas State University. Also available through the GPIDEA are certificates in youth development.

Students completing the personal financial planning M.S. are eligible to sit for the certified financial planner certification examination.

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