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The University of Kansas (KU) has a long and distinguished history of veteran students, staff, and faculty on its campus. The University has welcomed military students to its campus for the past 150 years. KU offers a wide range of support to its student veterans to assist with the transition from the military to an academic environment, persist to graduation, and find post-college personal and professional success. In addition to its dedicated faculty and staff, the University has a strong Student Veterans of America Chapter, a large Veterans Alumni Network, and a very supportive local community.

The mission of the University is to elevate students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. KU is a public research university and the largest in Kansas and is home to the state’s only Medical School and School of Pharmacy. The university was opened in 1866, under a charter granted by the Kansas Legislature. The university's Medical Center and University Hospital are located in Kansas City, Kansas. KU offers more than 360 degree programs and the university is one of the 62 members of the Association of American Universities.

KU has nearly 900 veterans, active duty military, and their family members attending KU.  There are also more than 250 veterans serving on its faculty and staff.  KU offers a wide range of programs specifically designed to support student veterans, servicemembers, and family members, such as a centrally located Veterans Services Office, a Veterans Learning Community, a strong SVA chapter, and an active KU Veterans Alumni Network.  Additionally, the University annually awards scholarships for disabled veterans, for which their dependents and primary caregivers are also eligible. KU strives to include military and veteran family members into the student veteran community.


The 2019 KU Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence annual colloquium, Cyber Attacks, Intellectual Property & University Open Research:  The Perfect Storm will be held 22-23 April at KU.  Registration is now open!

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 (2019) 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.  

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