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Security Studies

Learn about this interdisciplinary program for students interested in national security, international affairs, world politics and transnational problems.

Study with multiple award-winning faculty
Subject matter that's vital for understanding today's world
Learn from leading faculty conducting cutting-edge research
Work with faculty who are responsive to student needs


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About security studies at K-State

Security studies has a close partnership with the political science and history departments, offering both master's and doctorate degree options.

Students range from recent graduates of traditional undergraduate programs, to field grade officers in the U.S. 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.

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The security studies master's degree provides a broad, analytical perspective on national and international security issues. Coursework concentrates on issues of strategy, politics, economics, and society from both historical and social science perspective.

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After completing a master's degree, the doctorate program prepares students for careers in research, teaching, and security and international affairs through a broad exploration of social science and historical methodologies as well as topics relating to security issues.

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Students can complete this program in as little as five years and will receive both a B.A. or B.S. in Political Science and a Masters of Arts in Security Studies.

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Study under an award-winning faculty with expertise ranging from insurgency, human rights, military alliances, and security issues in Africa, East Asia and the Middle East.