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Master of Science in Logistics

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. This specific program (LOGSCI.MS) leads to the degree of Master of Sciences in Logistics.
Primarily for DoD-sponsored full-time students or part-time students, the LOGSCI program requires 12 months (4 academic quarters) of full?time study beginning in June of each year or 36 months (12 academic quarters) of part-time distance-learning-based study beginning in January of each year. Typically, only those DoD-sponsored students selected in-residence may participate in the full-time program and only those DoD sponsored students selected for the distance-learning track may participate in the part-time program. Other individuals, such as civilian DoD employees or defense contractor employees may participate in this program as space allows. The program is directed by the Department of Operational Sciences of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management (AFIT/ENS), 2950 Hobson Way, Bldg 641, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765 (DSN 785-2549, Commercial 937-255-2549).
Graduates will be well-prepared to fill a variety of key decision-making, and policy formulation positions at the Pentagon, MAJCOM headquarters, COCOM headquarters, AFMC product centers, operational units, and other DoD agencies.
The general requirements for admission to the LOGSCI.MS 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
            4.         College algebra with a grade of B or higher.
            5.        Board selected for in-residence or distance-learning 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 at
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Our Program Educational 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 logistics capabilities.

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

3.  Professionalism.  Professionally communicate technical solutions and results.

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

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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