About the Air Force Institute of Technology


The Air Force Institute of Technology, or AFIT, is the Air Force's graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America's air, space, and cyber forces.

AFIT accomplishes this mission through four schools: the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, the School of Systems and Logistics, the Civil Engineer School, and the School of Strategic Force Studies. Through its Civilian Institution Programs, AFIT also manages the educational programs of officers enrolled in civilian universities, research centers, hospitals, and industrial organizations. Since graduate degrees were first granted in 1955, more than 18,760 master's and 795 doctor of philosophy degrees have been awarded. In addition, Air Force students attending civilian institutions have earned more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the past twenty years.

AFIT's Mission
Provide Airmen with world-class defense-focused and research-enabled advanced academic education, and career-long professional continuing education both on-command and on-demand. Through four schools and a non-resident civilian institution program, delivers: graduate education to the Medical, Line, Legal and Chaplain Corps professional continuing education to Civil Engineers, Space, Nuclear, Acquisition, and Logistics professionals cutting-edge research in many areas, including cyber, directed energy, hypersonics, stealth, navigation and space and consultation and analysis support services.

AFIT's Vision

Be the internationally recognized leader for defense-focused technical graduate and continuing education, research, and consultation

AFIT's Strategic Guidance (2014-2017)