At AFIT, they're looking out for you and your career, whereas at a civilian institution, they have no idea about military obligations and time commitments. AFIT professors are focused on students and research in a way that is unmatched in the civilian world.
I would not be as capable in my current job without a Master's of Science in Astronautical Engineering. AFIT and only a handful of CI programs offer a space-focused degree rather than just an aerospace degree with space topics.
1Lt Liberty Shockley
MS Astronautical Engineering Alumna
Satellite Test Engineer, USSF
Our collaborative relationships with sponsors like the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles directorate (AFRL/RV), provide our students with unique opportunities to receive both a hands-on space education, while also making a research contribution to the larger space community.
Dr. Rich Cobb
AFIT's Center for Space Research and Assurance (CSRA)
The two greatest benefits of my education at AFIT were the ability for a hands-on research investigation leveraging modeling and simulation tools as well as collaborating with other senior subject matter experts.
This experience was also an opportunity to conduct thesis work within a real, meaningful DoD-based problem-set, rather than a pure academic investigation where the thesis ultimately ends up sitting on a shelf.
Mr. John Claybrook
Civilian MS Astronautical Engineering Alum
Section Chief and Capability Manager
Space Asset Resilience
Arnold Engineering Development Complex
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