The Civilian Institutions Program Office manages the largest part of AFIT's advanced academic education enterprise. Approximately 1,900 students are enrolled in a variety of health profession programs (e.g., medical, dental, nursing, biomedical, etc.) and another 500 line, legal and chaplain officers are enrolled in various programs at leading civilian universities and research centers. The office also manages the Air Force's Education With Industry (EWI) program, through which about 40-50 military and civilian Airmen annually spend a year with companies to learn industry best-practices and bring those practices back to the Air Force.
The Graduate School of Engineering and Management is a nationally-recognized, Carnegie-classified High Research Activity doctoral institution and is the sole degree-granting entity at AFIT. It offers research-based, graduate degrees and certificates in engineering, applied science, mathematics and management. It maintains a typical enrollment of over 650 in-residence students and about 220 students in various non-resident programs. The school provides its students with several significant advantages, including a more personalized educational experience; academic programs with a defense-related focus; and research on high-priority defense problems. Faculty and students are directly engaged in game-changing technologies, such as Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Data Analytics, Autonomy, Digital Engineering, Defense Innovation, and Artificial Intelligence.
The Civil Engineer School offers Professional Continuing Education (PCE) courses designed to educate future Air Force engineers to provide a steady flow of competent engineers for the Air Force.
The School of Strategic Force Studies includes two continuing education schools, one continuing education department, and one distance learning department responsible for developing Airmen who thrive in a multi-domain security environment defined by rapid technological change. 2,600 mid-to-senior level students graduate annually in nuclear deterrence strategy, Nuclear Command and Control Communications (NC3) education, and cyberspace operations.
AFIT LS is the Air Force's designated provider of Professional Continuing Education (PCE) courses in Acquisition Management, Systems Engineering, Financial Management, Software Engineering and Logistics Management.