Global & International Studies - Interagency Track
The Interagency track of the Master’s degree program in Global and International Studies was established in 2010 and is a one-year program designed primarily for officers pursuing their Intermediate Level Education (ILE) program at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth.
The objective of the Interagency Studies Program, or ISP, is to prepare military officers for working in interagency environments by expanding their abilities to conceptualize and address issues beyond their military training. The program 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 eight KU courses that are taught at two locations: night courses at the Command and General Staff College and day courses at KU's main campus in Lawrence. The evening classes - four courses taken in sequence - are taught from late July to March at the CGSC. The final four courses are taught at the KU Lawrence campus from March through late June.
Eligible students are admitted to KU through the Center for Global and International Studies. After successful completion of the graduate program, the University awards each graduate a Master of Arts in Global and International Studies with a Concentration in Interagency Studies.