University of Kansas

The University of Kansas (KU) is a state-sponsored, public research institution located in Kansas, United States. KU is spread across five campuses and through its 14 colleges, the university offers a wide range of master's degree courses.

  • Average Tuition USD 23,700
  • Acceptance Rate 93%
  • Students 30,000
  • International Students 7%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 37,400
  • Intakes Fall Spring Summer
  • Application Deadline May 1 November 15 April 1
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The University of Kansas (KU) provides an opportunity to its master's students to be innovators and leaders ready to face the challenges of their chosen industries, academy, government, and the world through its teaching and research-intensive faculties. KU offers 129 master’s degree programs which cut across diverse subject areas including education, design, art, architecture, journalism, and law. The academic programs are supported by 12 libraries and several museums. KU provides information for possible career/career paths, potential employers and job search strategy tips to its master’s students. In addition, part-time work is available for master’s students interested in combining study and temporary placements. 

Some notable KU alumni include - Astronomer and the discoverer of Pluto in 1930, Vernon L. Smith - Nobel Prize laureate in economics (2002), Juan Manuel Santos – Former President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Brian McClendon - Co-founder, Google Earth, and senior executive at Uber.

  • 01KU is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world by QS Global World Ranking.
  • 02The University of Kansas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • 0342 Nationally ranked graduated academic programs

Master Programs

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    Accounting

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.  

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    Aerospace Engineering

    This ME / MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basi more
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    African & African-American studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    American Studies

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture  

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    Applied Behavioral Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

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    Architectural Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Architectural Engineering principles and technology. The courses offered in the program enable students to learn the fundamental more
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    Architecture

    This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architect more
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    Architecture

    This MBA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architec more
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    Art

    This MFA program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.This program is more
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    Art - Visual Art Education

    This MA program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.  

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    Atmospheric Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
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    Atmospheric Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
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    Bioengineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, c more
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    Botany

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Botany. The program offers courses that focus on plant physiology, plant ecology, plant molecular biology, plant evolution, and more
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    Business and Organizational Leadership

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that fo more
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    Child Language

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.  

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    Civil Engineering

    This MCE / MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathema more
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    Classics

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman more
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    Communication Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and et more
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    Computational Physics and Astronomy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
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    Computer Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas more
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    Computer Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
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    Construction Management

    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus more
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    Contemporary East Asian Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    Counseling Psychology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

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    Curriculum & Instruction

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
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    Design

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
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    East Asian Languages and Cultures

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.  

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    Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
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    Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
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    Economics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history o more
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    Electrical Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
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    Engineering Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of engineering principles; the op more
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    English

    This MA program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and lit more
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    English - Fine Arts / Creative Writing

    This MFA program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and li more
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    Entomology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Animal Science.The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition and physiology, management, breeding and g more
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    Environmental Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the env more
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    Environmental Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
  • 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045, United States

    Environmental Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
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    Film and Media Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical a more
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    French and Francophone Studies

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.  

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    Geography

    This MA/MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of Geography. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physical processes of the Earth’s vegetation, climate, w more
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    Geology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Geology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of earth structures, landscape evolution, and mineral e more
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    Higher Education Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Educational Administration.The program offers courses that focus on building strong leadership skills to prepare students to bec more
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    History

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
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    History of Art

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art his more
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    Homeland Security: Law & Policy

    This program is designed to equip students with the fundamental knowledge of Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of in-depth topics, including analysis; financial crime; intelligence and counter more
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    Indigenous Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geograph more
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    Information Technology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing syst more
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    Journalism

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; la more
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    Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    Linguistics

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Linguistics. The program offers courses that focus on how languages are taught and learned; how language competencies are evaluat more
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    Mathematics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
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    MBA

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
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    Mechanical Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
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    Museum Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
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    Music

    This MM program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock m more
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    Music Education

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of music.  

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    Music Therapy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology more
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    Petroleum Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pri more
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    Petroleum Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technolo more
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    Pharmacology & Toxicology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pharmacology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of toxicology, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, and physiology.  

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    Philosophy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetic more
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    Physical Education

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering co more
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    Physical Therapy

    This MBA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health pr more
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    Physics and Astronomy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
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    Political Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
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    Project Management

    This ME/MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occup more
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    Public Affairs

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; i more
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    Religious Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems more
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    Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    School Administration

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Educational Administration.The program offers courses that focus on building strong leadership skills to prepare students to bec more
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    Slavic Languages & Literatures

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.  

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    Social & Cultural Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    Social Welfare

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requ more
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    Spanish and Portuguese Studies

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.  

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    Theatre

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic literatu more
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    Theatre Scenography

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theatre. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, danc more
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    Urban Planning

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of City Planning. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the planning, analysis, and architecture more
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    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.  

Rankings

  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 367
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 227
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 351
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 234
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 129

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • GRE Required
  • GMAT Required
  • Minimum PTE 55

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    KU has a variety of scholarships for international master's degree students including the Dwight Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship, the Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund, the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship, the Self Graduating Senior Fellowship, the Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship, the Bernadette Gray-Little Graduate Fellowship, the University Graduate Fellowship, and many others.

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    Established in 1865

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          • Testimony
            1976-1979, Master of Science (MS)

            KU is great for many academic reasons, but the school spirit will give one years of fun as you greet Jayhawks around the country with the favorite chant, "ROCK CHALK". It is fun to share college stories and sports memories!

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            1975-1982, Masters, English

            KU? Kansas? I imagined a boring, flat campus complete with tumbleweeds and non-descript buildings....but I discovered a great place to spend my undergrad and graduate years: one of the prettiest, most welcoming campuses in America, with great professors and tons of activities and options to get engaged. KU was a great springboard into my career. Bonus: I made some great life-long friends.

          • Testimony
            2012-2014, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Entrepreneurship

            KU provides an excellent academic education, while also building the entire individual. I have never felt more at home anywhere than at The University of Kansas. Students, faculty, and alumni all over the world are proud to call themselves Jayhawks, and that penchant for excellence shows through in everything that happens on Mount Oread.