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KU law school launches homeland security graduate program

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has announced the addition of three new degree programs to its Leavenworth offerings. The new programs include a Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law and Policy, Master of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership, and a Professional Science Master or Certificate in Environmental Assessment. In the fall of 2017, a total of six master’s degree programs will be taught either in the city of Leavenworth or at Fort Leavenworth.

“Each program provides a unique educational opportunity that aligns with existing military training, additional skill qualifications, and also meets the workforce demands of the public and private sectors,” said David Cook, vice chancellor, KU Edwards Campus.

With accelerated coursework and evening classes, students in Leavenworth can complete a KU master’s degree in as few as 10 months. The programs and class schedules are designed to meet the needs of professional and military careers.

“You get the prestige of a KU degree with a tailored learning experience, which is helpful for those who are juggling the military and civilian worlds. The flexibility and accessibility of these programs make it easy to become successful,” said Maj. John Fulton of the U.S. Marine Corps, who is pursuing a Master of Engineering in Project Management.

KU is an ideal partner for military personnel as they pursue their educational and career goals. For the sixth year in a row, Military Times ranked KU among the best colleges in the country for veterans.

The courses integrate both active military and civilian students, fostering rich learning opportunities and a dynamic educational environment. These programs also fill needs in quickly evolving and high-growth fields.

KU began offering courses in Leavenworth in the fall of 2016. The new programs will complement three existing offerings:

  • Master of Engineering in Project Management
  • Master of Science in Business - Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Master of Arts in Global and International Studies - Interagency Track

KU’s numerous online undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are also available to individuals in Leavenworth. This includes the Military Transition Undergraduate Certificate, which helps military personnel prepare for and start a civilian career.

The Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law and Policy is pending approval by the Kansas Board of Regents and acquiescence by the American Bar Association.

To learn more about the programs in Leavenworth, visit Leavenworth.KU.edu.