Kansas State University

Graduate School

Security Studies


1615 Anderson Avenue

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66502

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Security Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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. Craig Stapley [email protected], the program's Executive Coordinator Cathia Krehbiel [email protected], or the Director of the Institute for Military History Dr. David Stone [email protected] Oversight of the program's admissions and academic policies is handled by the program's Faculty Committee


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Associate of Colleges and Schools since 1916. The university participates through the Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality (PEAQ) process, and last underwent a comprehensive self-study and site visit during the 2001-2002 academic year. K-State is currently preparing its self-study document for our next comprehensive site visit in 2011-2012.

International Student Requirements:

In addition to programmatic requirements, international students must comply with Kansas State University Graduate School Rules

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: M.A.: 30; Ph.D. 90

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In state: $380.80; out of state: $755.70 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 6616 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 14489 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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