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How to Apply: International Military Officers

International military officers are asked to contact United States Security Assistance Office (SAO) at the United States (US) Embassy in their home country to determine if their government will support their studies at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management.

The International Military Student Officer (IMSO) at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management will assist international military officers and international government civilian employees with the procedures of application for admission to the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Prospective international military officers apply through the United States Security Assistance Office (SAO) at the United States (US) Embassy in their home country.

Application Package Information

Application packages for evaluation for eligibility should arrive at IMSO no later than 30 April of each year in preparation for entrance the following September. The prospective student needs to submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts in English from every academic institution attended (or official transcripts accompanied by an English translation).
  • The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required except for those countries exempted by the Defense Security Assistance Agency (DSAA).
  • A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Score Report or, if applicable to the particular program, a Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).
  • The World-wide web site for the degree granting institutions for which transcripts are submitted.
  • The email address of the office of the registrar for the degree granting institutions for which transcripts were submitted.

Other Documents

To support the application process and help with the admission decision, we recommend submitting the following documents as well:

  • A copy of the college grading scale for each official transcript submitted.
  • The countries International Grade Conversion Guide, if available.
  • Degree plans (in English) for the applicant’s undergraduate and /or graduate majors and course descriptions (in English), especially for mathematical coursework, are highly recommended

Exams

  • TOEFL

A satisfactory command of the English Language is required for admission to the Graduate School of Engineering and Management; therefore international military officers from non-English speaking countries are required to validate their fluency in English through the TOEFL. A minimum Internet Based Testing TOEFL score of 76 or 207 on the computer based TOEFL is required. The identification code for the Graduate School of Engineering and Management is 1827. Please visit the website.

  • GRE & GMAT

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Score Report or, if applicable to the particular program, a Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is required and the nominal scores are:

*GRE: 500 Verbal and 600 Quantitative. Special note: : A satisfactory TOEFL score will satisfy the minimal GRE verbal score required for admission for non-English speaking country applicants.

*GMAT: Total Score 550 (GMAT Is only accepted in certain programs and not all. Thus we recommend taking the GRE as it is accepted by all departments)

Applications for any master’s degree program:

These applications will be considered by the Graduate School of Engineering and Management if GRE/GMAT scores are less than the scores published above, or not available, however the applicant’s academic record and TOEFL scores must be exceptionally strong. In addition, the academic departments reserve the right to ask for either test prior to making an admission decision. Thus if the applicant chooses to submit an application without a GRE or GMAT it should be submitted no later than 1 March in the year of the desired program start date.

Applications for doctoral programs:

These applications must include all of the above documents, GRE scores must be submitted and the nominal standard scores are 550 Verbal and 650 Quantitative. In addition, doctoral applicants must provide a clear and concise statement (in English) describing the area in which the student intends to concentrate his or her studies. Doctoral and IDE students cannot be admitted without GRE scores, however those scores are waiverable, and thus a score lower than 550 Verbal and/or 650 Quantitative will not automatically disqualify any applicant. Special note: : A satisfactory TOEFL score will satisfy the minimal GRE verbal score required for admission for non-English speaking country applicants.

International Office

Your International Military Student Officer is Ms. Annette Robb. She is an experienced certified International Affairs Specialist and a professional in the field of international student management. She advises the SAO and the applicants of the Graduate School’s programs.

Contact IMSO Director:
937-255-6800 X4303
DSN: 785-6800 X4303
FAX: 937-255-9981

Complete applications packages with a cover letter indicating the programs of interest should be mailed to:

AFIT/IMSO
Attn: Annette Robb
BLDG 641
2950 HOBSON WAY
WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB, OH 45433-7765

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