Admissions will open in approximately August.
Last year's guidance remains available below and will be updated once new instructions become available.
Location: Maxwell AFB, AL
Start: July 2021 / End: June 2022
Class Size: 45 total; anticipated 37 seats for active duty Air Force and Space Force
The SAASS application window opens 14 August 2020, and application packages are due to SAASS NLT 21 September 2020. Officers can access and submit the SAASS application via three methods:
Applicants without a master’s degree documented in military personnel records must provide an official copy of college transcripts to SAASS by the application deadline. SAASS/CC is waiver authority for basic eligibility requirements, with the exception of the rank requirement. Applicants should submit any waiver requests addressed to the SAASS/CC with their application packages. Applicants will receive a message confirming receipt of application package by 23 September 2020.
The SAASS Central Selection Board will be held 19 - 23 October 2020. The SAASS Select list is scheduled for release 7 December 2020 (subject to change).
For SAASS application information and questions concerning program selection procedures/eligibility criteria, please contact Mrs. Sheila McKitt at 334-953-5155 (DSN 493-5155) or email@example.com.
Beginning in the 2020 application cycle, SAASS is expanding its application window to give new ACSC selects an opportunity to apply this fall (2020) for entrance into the AY22-23 SAASS class. This early-application opportunity is limited to IDE-selects attending in-residence programs at Maxwell AFB, as the intent is to promote family and career stability through earlier knowledge of a two-year assignment.
To familiarize new ACSC-selects with SAASS and to inform potential application decisions, the SAASS/CC recently hosted a series of virtual town halls via Zoom. To watch a recording of one of those town halls, visit: SAASS Virtual Town Hall, password is: ppwe3^N=
STP students will be educated in strategic thinking, warfighting, and interagency strategic decision-making, using interactive historical case studies and war games as problem-solving experiences while drawing on the disciplines of applied strategic studies, history, and other subject areas. Graduates will be equipped with the advanced cognitive and analytical skills necessary to engage civilian and military leaders on the development and conduct of military strategy and operations in the broader context of national policy objectives. Graduates earn a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.
Location: Washington, D.C. (Johns Hopkins University)
Start: August 2021 / End: June 2022
Anticipated number of Department of the Air Force (USAF and USSF) seats: 3-4
Air Force and Space Force officers seeking to attend STP will utilize the combined SAASS/STP application form and comply with all SAASS application requirements and timelines. The combined application form offers three options:
If selected by the SAASS/STP Central Selection Board, STP nominees will undergo a second application process through the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Education and Training. Officers who apply to both programs and are nominated but not ultimately selected for STP will be considered primary selectees for SAASS.