The mission of the AFIT Graduate School of Engineering and Management is to provide high-quality graduate education programs and engage in research activities that enable the Air Force to maintain its scientific and technological dominance.
The concept for achieving mission effectiveness is through the synergy of defense-focused advanced student learning, research, and technology transfer programs for improving Air Force and joint operational capabilities. The school's mission reflects its focus on preparing students with the skills required to maintain the world's best Air Force, with the recognition of research as a critical element in quality graduate education.
The Graduate School of Engineering and Management is an academic institution devoted to the Air Force and other defense-focused organizations. Although the current mission statement is Air Force-centric, the Graduate School must recognize its broader educational role in national defense. The institution has enormous capabilities that extend beyond the Air Force to the other U.S. armed forces, allied armed services, and any federal agency involved with technical defense issues. Capitalizing on the Graduate School’s strengths and expertise to educate students belonging to these other organizations and successfully supporting their research needs will place AFIT and the Graduate School in a strong position as a quality graduate institution of choice.
To become the top-ranked graduate school of choice in engineering and applied science for defense-focused research-based education.
The Graduate School of Engineering and Management is a strong institution with unique capabilities for defense based graduate education and research. The mixed military and civilian faculty provides both technical depth and operational relevance for the curricula and research programs. The diversity of the military, nonmilitary, and international students provides further enrichment to the learning environment. The partnering relationship with nearby Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) allows faculty and students access to some of the most superb laboratories and equipment facilities in the world. These important qualities will help us advance to becoming a premier institution. We aspire to be the best!