We educate strategists for the Air Force, Space Force, and the nation.

SAASS History



A rigorous education through extensive reading, seminar discussions, academic writing, and field study.



SAASS's book-based curriculum covers strategy, international relations, airpower, space power, cyber power, irregular warfare, and technology and innovation.


Every student writes a master's-level thesis, making an original contribution to the field of strategy and security studies.

Field Study

Students relive history through intensive field experiences around the world.


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PhD Opportunities

Continue your post-SAASS education, teach, and contribute original scholarship.

Air University PhD


Extend your SAASS education with a PhD while remaining on your operational career track.

Faculty Development PhD


Earn a PhD at a civilian university after SAASS, then return to join the SAASS faculty.

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Header image courtesy of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center