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Master of Science in Logistics (Air Mobility)

THE DEGREE
The Commander, Air University, is authorized by Public Law 733 of the 83d Congress to confer degrees upon persons who meet all requirements for those degrees as established by AFIT. The Institute is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools through the doctoral level. The Graduate Logistics and Air Mobility program leads to a Master of Science in Logistics degree.
 
THE PROGRAM
 
The LOGAIR program is the formal graduate study portion of the Advanced Study in Air Mobility (ASAM) program sponsored by the Air Force Expeditionary Center (AFEC) at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The goal of the ASAM program is to cultivate a core of mobility officers with an in-depth education in logistics and air mobility operations to lead the Air Mobility Command (AMC) in the future. The ASAM program consists of the degree portion, plus additional AFEC professional courses combined with trips to the joint and major commands around the globe. As such, this enhances the AFIT degree portion of the program, providing the military with a professional, degree-granting program, similar to executive management degree programs in civilian institutions. The curriculum consists of 13 required courses in the areas of logistics, transportation, organizational management, quantitative decision making, and research methods. Courses are taught individually in a compressed schedule, typically two weeks in length. The program also requires a graduate research paper that examines a topic pertaining to mobility operations. Satisfactory completion of the curriculum and the graduate research paper leads to the award of a Master of Logistics. The program is 12 months long (four academic quarters) and involves a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to McGuire AFB, New Jersey. Classes begin each year in June. Class size is limited to 16 students. Students typically come from operational and support AFSCs in the Air Force. 
 
PROGRAM GRADUATES
Graduates are typically assigned to the Air Staff, USTRANSCOM, or a unified command. The Advanced Academic Degree (AAD) code is 1ATK. The Air Force Specialty Codes in which graduates are normally assigned: 11AX, 11TX, 12AX, 12SX, 12TX, 14NX, 21AX, 21RX, 33SX.
 
ADMISSION CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES
 
The general requirements for admission to the LOGAIR program in the Department of Operational Sciences are:
1.      A baccalaureate degree or equivalent.
2.      A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
3.      Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of at least 550; or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) of at least 153 (verbal) and 148 (quantitative) on the Education Testing Service (ETS) 2012 GRE Concordance Table (which is based upon performance of all examinees who tested between 1 August 2011 and 30 April 2012); or at least 500 (verbal) and 600 (quantitative) for GRE tests taken/scored under the old scale ETS used prior to August 2011 test dates.
4.      College algebra with a grade of B or higher.
Only students selected for in-residence IDE may be admitted to the program.
Waivers to the above requirements may be granted on an individual basis by the Department of Operational Sciences. Admission procedures are specified in the AFIT home page (www.afit.edu).
 
RESEARCH PAPER
 
All LOGAIR studentsare required to complete a research paper under the direction of a faculty advisor. This independent study requirement (LOGM 791) provides an introduction to the research process, strengthens the student’s writing skills, and augments the AFIT/ENS research program. 
 
PEOs AND POs: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LOGISTICS (AIR MOBILITY)
 
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
 
Our Program Education Objectives (expectations two or more years beyond graduation) are to produce graduates who:
 
1.  Breadth.  Apply foundational logistics concepts and sound analytical principles to efficiently and effectively advance Air Force and DoD air mobility capabilities.

2.  Depth.  Are well educated, highly-valued, and successful logisticians and air mobility officers.

3.  Professionalism.  Professionally communicate technical solutions and results.

 
4.  Lifelong Program Outcomes: Continue to pursue lifelong multidisciplinary learning.
 
Program Outcomes (POs)
 
Our Program Outcomes (student knowledge/skills/abilities upon graduation) produce graduates who:

1.  Critical thinking skills.  Can critically analyze situations, information, and data.

2.  Problem solving skills.  Can formulate problem statements, ascertain and collect the relevant data, and utilize the correct methodology in order to both delineate and solve problems in the real world.
3.  Communication skills.   Can effectively communicate to peers, subordinates, and supervisors in a professional manner both orally and in writing.

4.  Logistics specific knowledge.  Have developed a thorough understanding of the logistics, mobility, and supply chain discipline as required to make strategic level managerial decisions in the logistics area.

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