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Security Studies

Security Studies

Kansas State University
309 Calvin Hall
802 Mid-Campus Dr. South
Manhattan, KS 66506


Fort Leavenworth
Education Center

Dr. Cheryl Polson

Security Studies at KSU

Our next application deadline for Fall 2018 admission to the M.A. program is August 1!


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. David Graff, dgraff@k-state.edu, or the Associate Director Dr. Sam Bell, sbell3@k-state.edu. Oversight of the program's admissions and academic policies is handled by the program's Faculty Committee.

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