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Security Studies at KSU

Security Studies at Kansas State University is a rigorous interdisciplinary program offering MA and Ph.D degrees for students interested in national security, international affairs, world politics, and transnational problems. It boasts well-published faculty and an international student body. History and political science are the core departments in the Security Studies program, but students draw on expertise and coursework from other disciplines as well. Students range from recent graduates of traditional undergraduate programs to field grade officers in the US military. The diversity of experience among our students is one of its key strengths. Most students plan to use their degrees for professional careers in international affairs.

If you have questions about the Security Studies program, contact the Director of Security Studies Dr. Andrew Long, aglong@k-state.edu, or the Director of the Institute for Military History Dr. David Stone, stone@k-state.edu. Oversight of the program's admissions and academic policies is handled by the program's Faculty Committee.

Have You Heard:

Political Science graduate program ranked number one in the nation for its faculty support and career support. (3-27-15)

David Stone (director of the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies) received university recognition (3-2-15) for his publication of "The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917."

David Stone (director of the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies) received Academic Excellence funding to translate a series covering the Russian Civil War, 1918-1921 (2-24-15)

Cheryl Polson (director of Kansas State University's Fort Leavenworth graduate program and associate dean of the Graduate School) recommended KSU for the Council of College and Military Educators Institution Award. K-State Today (2-18-2014) announced that the university is the 2015 recipient of the award.

David Oakley published "Perfection of Process Does Not Equal Perfect Understanding" in the January-February 2015 issue of Military Review on the teaching of design methodology at SAMS.

Rabia Akhtar published a co-authored monograph with Debak Das titled "Nuclear Learning in South Asia: The Levels of Analysis" (2015) with Manohar Publishers (Colombo, Sri Lanka). (2-1-15)

Kristin Mulready-Stone (assistant professor of history) received university recognition (1-26-15) for her publication of her first book, "Mobilizing Shanghai Youth: CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism, and Japanese Collaboration." 

Philip Hensel, received a new membership to Phi Kappa Phi the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

Emizet Kisangani (professor of political science) received university recognition (12-11-14) for his invitation by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to attend a two-day workshop on his co-authored report "Conflict in the Great Lakes Region and Its Impact on Development."

Robert Wallace (Danny) recently published "North Korea and Diversion: A quantitative analysis (1997-2011)" in Communist and Post-Communist Studies 47:2 June2014 ISSN 0967-067x (12-8-14).

Rabia Akhtar, a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan, was invited to participate in the US-Pakistan Roundtable September 3-5, 2014 and the Stanford Nuclear Meeting September 6-14, 2014 at Stanford University (12-4-14).

Sabri Ciftci (assistant professor of political science) received university recognition (11-13-14) for his publication in Foreign Affairs "Radical Turks: Why Turkish Citizens are Joining ISIS". 

David Oakley received university recognition (11-11-14) for his research on how the country has benefited from the CIA and the Department of Defense partnering together since 9/11.

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