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UNIV 101 for Veterans 

This two-credit-hour seminar is designed to help newly admitted military veterans transition smoothly into college life. The course covers university resources, strategies for academic planning, and practices introductory college level reading, writing, and research on subject matter related to veterans' experience and interests. Taught by April Blackmon Strange, the Director of the Student Veterans Center. For more information, click here.

Foreign Area Officer (FAO)

Providing courses in over 40 foreign languages, KU offers one-year (12-month) MA programs for well-prepared FAOs in the Americas, South Asia, Europe, Eurasia, China, North Africa, Middle East, North Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. KU has been educating FAOs for more than 50 years. To learn more, click here.

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

The KU School of Business, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, offers Army officers the opportunity to expand their future potential with a specialized degree in Supply Chain Management. To learn more, click here.

Global & International Studies - Interagency Track

The Global Interagency Studies track of the M.A. in Global and International Studies program is fully funded by the United States Special Operations Command and is specifically tailored for Special Operations Forces officers. For more information, click here.

Military History

The University of Kansas has a rich tradition in military history. Over the past thirty years, more than 35 students have completed M.A. degrees emphasizing military history, and more than twenty students have earned Ph.D. degrees in this subfield. Military History at KU is one of the Primary Fields that MA and PhD graduate students are required to specialize in. For more information, click here.

Petroleum Management

The MBA with a concentration in Petroleum Management (MBA-PM) combines a unique curriculum of master’s level business and engineering courses enabling U.S. Naval Supply Corps officers to transition to billets as fuels specialists. For more information, click here.

Political Science: U.S. Army Special Operations Forces Ph.D.

Based on the success of KU’s Interagency Studies M.A. program, a doctoral degree in political science with specializations in American politics, Public Policy, International Relations, or Comparative Politics was created for the Special Forces community. For more information, click here.

Public Affairs and Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the professional degree for those who seek leadership positions in public service. The MPA is designed to develop the skills necessary to confront society’s most important problems. For more information, click here.


Non-Degree Seeking

Project GO (Global Officer)

The University of Kansas is one of 25 schools across the country that currently participates in Project Global Officer, a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. For more information, click here.

Language Training Center  

KU offers specialized language training through the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) for military personnel stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley and Fort Leonard Wood. For more information, click here.


Apply for KU Wounded Warrior Scholarship.  Applications due 30 April.  Learn more here.

KU designation as a Department of Defense Language Training Center has been renewed through 2019.​ Learn more here

KU School of Business earns No. 4 spot on Best for Vets list - Learn more here.

Navy veteran who studied for decades finally achieves his graduation goals - See full story here

KU ranked as No. 10 best school in the country for veterans - See more here


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Foreign Area Officer Program (FAO)

The University of Kansas has been educating U.S. Foreign Area Officers for more than 50 years. The interdisciplinary MA program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at KU is one of the longest established in the nation, having trained more than 60 Foreign Area Officers since 1990. Learn more...

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