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. Sponsored students are on an accelerated timeframe but meet all Ph.D. requirements, including credit hours, passage of preliminary examinations, and defense of a dissertation. In fall 2012, three ARSOF soldiers will begin their Ph.D. program to be completed within 27 months. SOF officers who graduate will contribute to ARSOF at the institutional and strategic level of command.