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ACSC on-line Master’s degree program available to civilians

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  • By Maj. Carrie Clear
Applications are now being accepted for the Air Command and Staff College's Distance Learning Master's Program from Air Force Civilians in grades GS-12 and GS-13 and NSPS Pay Band Two. Up to 150 Air Force civilians are expected to participate each year. Applicants must at least have a bachelor's degree or have completed Intermediate Developmental Education, to include ACSC.

The ACSC DL - Master's Program is a 33 semester-hour program comprised of 11 eight-week courses which explore areas of particular interest regarding modern USAF operations and leadership.

Students should complete this program within 24 months. Upon successful completion, they are awarded a Master of Military Operational Art and Science Degree. Completion of this program also satisfies the requirements for Joint Professional Military Education Phase I as well as Air Force intermediate level PME (non-resident).

Students participate in asynchronous online classes facilitated by credentialed faculty, where they will read, evaluate and discuss course material.

Course material includes readings, multi-media presentations, simulations, lesson-by-lesson activities, peer- and self-assessments, instructor reviews, capstone essay examinations, and a research project on a topic in an area of concern for today's warfighters.

Applicants must submit their AF Form 4059 to the AFPC/DPIF Leadership Development group mail box by Feb 20.

For more course information you may go on-line to the ACSC Web site,, contact AFPC/DPIFA at DSN 665-2524 (210-565-2524) or contact your functional Career Field Team.