KU in Leavenworth, KS

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Pursue a respected education at the University of Kansas in Leavenworth.

Your career goals are within reach. The University of Kansas offers academic programs and certificates in Leavenworth, Kan., providing you the education of distinction you need to advance your career. A degree from the University of Kansas is well known and highly respected wherever your career takes you - nationally or globally.

Choose from several graduate programs available for completion at your convenience. Students can pursue KU coursework that can be completed within 10 months through accelerated programming and flexible class times to fit the busy schedules of working adults and military careers.       



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Why KU in Leavenworth?

  • High-quality degrees and certificates respected worldwide
  • Local location and accelerated classwork
  • Online, late-afternoon, and evening class times to fit working adult and military schedules
  • Curriculum designed to complement and benefit military and civilian careers

Undergraduate Course Offerings

The KU Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students for careers in public service, including all levels of government, non-profit organizations, and public service-oriented private organizations. The KU MPA program employs a unique combination of theoretically grounded coursework and practical application. The program is recognized with multiple top rankings by U.S. News and World Report, including a long-standing #1 ranking in local government management. The curriculum may be completed with online hybrid and asynchronous classes totaling 34* credit hours focusing on subjects such as collaboration in public administration, creating good public policy, and more. This program is highly relevant to military professionals and builds core competencies and skills critical for positions of senior leadership, like leading and managing in public governance, participating in and contributing to the policy process, analyzing, synthesizing, thinking creatively, solving problems, and making decisions all while communicating and interacting productively with diverse stakeholders.

The KU MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) – the global standard in public service education.

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* With nine hours awarded from the CGSC curriculum, the program results in an 11-course, 34-credit hour program for Leavenworth CGSC participants.

This online certificate aims to enhance graduates’ ability to manage and lead public and nonprofit organizations ethically and effectively. The program establishes effective human resource management as a core foundation, with emphasis on the political, legal, and ethical dimensions of public service employment.

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KU’s Hybrid MBA program allows students to advance their careers and pursue new opportunities in a flexible format. In this program, military and civilian students build upon their existing skills while learning how to effectively lead and manage people and organizations.

The KU MBA program equips students with a comprehensive knowledge of today's top business subjects that can be applied in a variety of professional settings, and the coursework develops the analytical and strategic perspectives students can apply to create success in any business undertaking.

This 42-credit-hour program offers courses at KU’s Leavenworth campus and online.* KU may articulate up to six hours of credit for leadership electives completed during the Command and General Staff Officer Course or at other accredited institutions. Students can choose from a supply chain management track or an organizational leadership track, and take courses on a variety of subjects including marketing management, managerial economics, ethical decision making, and more. The fall and spring semesters are each divided into two eight-week sessions to maximize students' time and experience.

*Hybrid MBA students will need to be in the Leavenworth area to complete this program.

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The KU School of Business, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, offers officers the opportunity to expand their potential with a specialization degree in supply chain management. With courses on finance, accounting, procurement and supplier management, and statistical decision making, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Logistics complements the quality training and experience of military logistics, while providing a broader, civilian economy focus. This better enables officers to interact with civilian business partners while on active duty and provides useful preparation for those who choose to pursue logistics careers after military service.

The supply chain management and logistics curriculum are specifically designed to emphasize experiential learning, ideal for a working professional or a student looking to expand into new opportunities and incorporates uniquely practical knowledge that leverages a deeply experienced faculty team to forge a one-of-a-kind educational experience. To further prepare themselves for executive leadership, students can choose to continue their studies in the Hybrid MBA program.

*Students will need to be in the Leavenworth area to complete this program.

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The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program combines military and civilian leadership concepts to establish a core skillset focused on influencing others to take action, developing effective teams, and strategizing organizational change. The program fulfills professional development goals for mid-career leaders in public administration, federal government, non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations.

The Organizational Leadership curriculum is designed on the fundamental principles of business leadership, focusing on emergent thinking in leadership, ethics, team building, and strategy. The curriculum incorporates useful, practical knowledge balanced across the central components of leadership: human capital management and development, team and organizational leadership, and strategic development and leadership. To further prepare themselves for executive leadership, students can choose to continue their studies in the Hybrid MBA program.

*Students will need to be in the Leavenworth area to complete this program.

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Homeland security professionals work in an increasingly complex environment requiring high-level critical and creative thinking. This interdisciplinary program is designed for military officers, as well as government and private sector employees of organizations responsible for security operations and disaster preparedness. Graduates learn about domestic and international law and policy, crisis mitigation and management, cyberterrorism, critical infrastructure attacks, natural disasters, epidemics, and chemical and biohazards. The coursework culminates in an intensive homeland security crisis simulation. Students in Leavenworth can complete the degree in10 months, beginning in August and finishing the following May. This program is offered in a hybrid format through KU in Leavenworth. Some federal employees may qualify for a 10% discount off of tuition. Inquire now and ask about the Federal Government Partnership.

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The graduate certificate in homeland security, offered in a hybrid format through KU in Leavenworth, allows members of the armed forces and other professionals an opportunity to generate expertise in homeland security law with specialized knowledge and skill in emergency management, cyber law and national security. This 12-credit-hour program offers interdisciplinary knowledge and an advanced credential to those seeking an alternative to the full master’s program.

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The objective of the Interagency Studies Program (ISP) in the MA in Global and International Studies (GIST) is to prepare Special Operations Forces officers, and those who directly support the SOF community, for work in international and interagency environments by expanding their abilities to conceptualize and address issues beyond their military training. The program begins in August and ends in May, and offers coursework from multiple disciplines with an array of theoretical frameworks. The ISP curriculum consists of 30 credit hours, with KU granting six hours of credit for ILE education. The remaining 24 credit hours come from courses taught by KU faculty and offered in the evening at the CGSC at Ft. Leavenworth. Course subjects include globalization, transnational terrorism, humanitarian action, and more.

*Students will need to be in the Leavenworth area to complete this program.

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Programming offered in the City of Leavenworth is taught on post at Fort Leavenworth and at the TownePlace Suites located at 1001 N. 4th St. Leavenworth, KS 66048.

Professional Offerings

Students can pursue KU Public Management Center and Jayhawk Global's non-credit programs in areas such as Lean Six Sigma, leadership, information technology, Osher Lifelong Learning courses and more.

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