Our mission focuses on high-quality graduate education and research. We work on the leading edges of the technological disciplines that keep Air Force dominant in the defending the nation. We serve the Air Force as its graduate institution of choice for engineering, applied sciences, and selected areas of management. The appeal for our distinct educational opportunities is widespread and is attracting high quality students from the other US armed services, Government agencies both inside and outside the Department of Defense, coalition countries, and US citizens (civilians) from across the country.
In support of this mission, the Graduate School offers a variety of programs leading to the award of master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate certificate programs. We maintain a strong applied research component through our research centers, some of which have been nationally recognized by the Air Force. The Graduate School is unique among graduate schools in the country: it is a graduate-only, research-based institution – in the company of only a very small number of other institutions in this category. Being a graduate-only institution provides our students with desirable advantages: a more personalized educational experience with a student to faculty ratio of approximately 6:1 in master’s degree programs; academic programs with focus; and research with real-world relevance.
The selection of a graduate program is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We invite you to further explore our many programs in engineering, applied sciences, and management at AFIT, and discover all the important reasons to choose AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management for your graduate education.