Welcome to the Office of Graduate Military Programs

The Office of Graduate Military Programs works across the University, KU Center of Research, KU Alumni Association and KU Endowment to develop opportunities in education programming, research and service, which support the US Armed Forces, US Intelligence Community and US Veterans in order to advance the stature and impact of the University within the National Security Enterprise.

  • Education programming – we serve as the entry point for Service universities (Army University, Marine Corps University, Air University and Naval Education and Training Command) and the US Intelligence Community to develop graduate and undergraduate degree programs that align with subordinate schools. 
  • Research – we collaborate with KU Center for Research and the defense industry in research development, which matches KU researchers to national security research interests and opportunities.
  • Service – we collaborate with KU Alumni Association, the KU William K. Jones Center and KU Endowment to grow the military affiliated student enrollment through military-affiliated programming and scholarships.  





Attention CGSC Class of 2021-22:  whether you are starting CGSC in person or virtually, you can complete a graduate degree from the University of Kansas -- the only AAU institution that offers graduate degrees for CGSC students -- during your ILE experience.  Click here for graduate opportunities.

KU has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 48 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today.
Congratulations to LTC Trent Lythgoe & CPT Jared Moore for your recent publications.  Trent is an instructor at the US Army's Command and General Staff College and pursuing a Ph.D. in Politcial Science.  His article about how the US Army impliments mission command was recently published in the National Defense University's Joint Force Quarterly.  Jared is enrolled as a graduate student in the School of Education's Educatio Leadership and Policy Studies program.  His article on lessons learned from Saber Strike, an annual NATO exercise in the Baltics was recently publshed in the US Army's Armor magazine.  Bravo Zulu!!
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 US Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten-week paid intern program for undergraduate and graduate students at nationwide Navy research laboratories.  NREIP's online application opens on August 3, 2020 for summer 2021 internships -- 733 college students are expected to be selected for the internship!  

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.  


48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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