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Air University Accreditation:  Air University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, masters, and doctor of philosophy degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Air University.

Accreditation of the Air University is reaffirmed every ten years by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The reaffirmation process requires AU to demonstrate compliance with SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation. 

  • 2019 SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Letter 
  • 5-Year Report Interim Report Due March 2025 (Pending) 

SACSCOC Accreditation

SACSCOC is the recognized institutional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award degrees. 

Educational Sites 

The establishment of an off-campus educational site is governed by AU policy. In addition, the process must be reviewed in reference to the SACSCOC policy on Substantive Change. 

Faculty Credentialing 

SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard 6.2.a requires that all member institutions positively demonstrate that they employ competent faculty members qualified to accomplish the mission and goals of the institution. 

Substantive Change 

Accredited institutions are required to notify SACSCOC of changes in accordance with the substantive change policy and, when required, seek approval prior to the initiation of changes.

Air Force Institute of Technology:  In 2008, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved Air University's request for separate accreditation of Air University's Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).  AFIT is separately accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award masters and doctor of philosophy degrees.  Contact the Higher Learning Commission at 230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 7500, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or call 800-621-7440 for questions about the accreditation of the Air Force Institute of Technology. 


Air University Student Achievement for SACSCOC

Graduate Programs:


Air University Graduate Programs Graduates Assigned to Command and Special Duty Positions


Undergraduate Programs:

List of Degrees and Concentrations

Doctor of Philosophy in Military Strategy  
Master of Philosophy in Military Strategy  
Master of Strategic Studies (MSS)  
--  MSS in Grand Strategy concentration  
Master of Military Operational Arts and Science (MMOAS)  
--  Embassy Immersion concentration​ --  Cross-Domain Operational Strategist concentration​
MMOAS On Line Master’s Program (MMOAS OLMP)  
--  Joint Warfare Concentration --  Leadership Concentration
--  Operational Warfare Concentration --  Nuclear Weapons Concentration
Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering​  
Master of Science in Air Power Strategy and Technology Integration  
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Air Force Leadership and Management Studies
Community College of the Air Force Associate of Applied Science (AAS)​  
--  Air & Space Operations Technology --  Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
--  Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology --  Aerospace Historian
--  Aerospace Physiology Technology --  Air Traffic Operations and Management
--  Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technology --  Aircrew Safety Systems Technology
--  Aviation Maintenance Technology --  Aviation Management
--  Aviation Operations --  Avionic Systems Technology
--  Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology --  Biomedical Equipment Technology
--  Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technology --  Computer Science Technology
--  Construction Technology --  Contracts Management
--  Criminal Justice --  Cybersecurity
--  Dental Assisting --  Dental Laboratory Technician
--  Diagnostic Imaging Technology --  Diagnostic Medical Sonography
--  Dietetics & Nutrition --  Education & Training Management
--  Electronic Systems Technology --  Emergency Management
--  Entomology --  Explosive Ordnance Disposal
--  Financial Management --  Fire Science
--  Health Care Management --  Histologic Technology
--  Hospitality and Fitness Management --  Human Resource Management
--  Human Services --  Information Management
--  Information Systems Technology --  Instructor of Tech. and Military Science
--  Intelligence Studies and Technology --  Logistics
--  Maintenance Production Management --  Management Engineering Technology
--  Mass Communications --  Mechanical & Electrical Technology
--  Medical Laboratory Technology --  Mental Health Services
--  Metals Technology --  Meteorology
--  Missile & Space Systems Maintenance --  Munitions Systems Technology
--  Music --  Nondestructive Testing Technology
--  Nuclear Medicine Technology --  Ophthalmic Technician
--  Paralegal --  Personnel Recovery
--  Pharmacy Technology --  Physical Therapist Assistant
--  Practical Nursing Technology --  Public Health Technology
--  Safety --  Scientific Analysis Technology
--  Surgical Services Technology --  Survival Instructor
--  Transportation --  Vehicle Maintenance
--  Strategic Operations Management --  Occupational Safety
--  Nuclear Weapon Systems Technology --  Microprecision Technology
--  Business Administration  


List of Certificate Programs

CCAF Instructor Certificate - Level 1 CCAF Instructor Certificate - Level 2
CCAF Instructor Certificate - Level 3 Instructional Systems Development Certificate