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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.

Master of Science Homeland Security (Law & Policy)

Whether you’re a military officer or a government or private sector employee responsible for security operations and disaster preparedness, the M.S. in Homeland Security: Law & Policy degree will advance your technical expertise and enhance your value to your organization. For more information, click here.

 Affiliated Programs 

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.

Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE)

Starting Fall 2018, KU will offer an Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Certificate.  This certificate supports the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) IC CAE mission, which is to enhance the recruitment and retention of an ethnically and culturally diverse workforce with capabilities critical to U.S. national security interests. Students are required to complete four online courses (12 credit hours).  Upon completion of certificate students will have in-depth knowledge of the intelligence community, intelligence collection, intelligence analysis and threats the US faces in the public and private sectors. For more information, click here.


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Congratulations to Kelsie Forbush and Alesha Doan for your DoD Award to develop an effective screening tool for detecting and treating eating disorders in Active Duty Servicemembers and Veterans.  

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is open to college freshman and college sophomores in the IT disciplines.  Recipients receive full tuition and guaranteed employment upon graduation!

ICCAESummer internships (2020) with the Defense Intelligence Agency - plan early for your security clearance.

USNORTHCOM's Volunteer Student Internship Program accepting applications from Graduate Students and ROTC students!

KU receives Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence grant.  


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