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Online Masters Program Eligibility and Enrollment

  1. Joint Warfare Concentration - Provides JMPE I credit
  2. Leadership Concentration - Does not provide JPME I credit
  3. Operational Warfare Concentration - Designed for Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) graduates
  4. Nuclear Weapons Concentration - Designed for graduates of AFIT's Nuclear Weapons Effects, Policy, and Proliferation (NWEPP) Certificate program

Military:  Before applying, students must confirm that their official record accurately reflects all degrees earned. Refer to the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) website’s education and training link to check official records. Contact AFIT/RRC (DSN 785-6234) to update this information.

If you meet the program eligibility requirements, you must create an AU Portal account before applying. A CAC card is required to create the account using the following method: Go to AF Portal and login. Under QUICK LINKS, scroll down to EDUCATION/TRAINING/FORCE DEVELOPMENT, and click on Air University Portal, go to the silver bar that reads "Click here to login or create a new account," and click on "Create Account." Once you follow the steps, go down to menu bar on the left side of the AU Portal page and hover over "Distance Learning," then hover over "Online Master's Degree Program (OLMP)" and select "Apply." From the AUSRIS page, click on "Create Account."

If you do not have a CAC card or are not able to create an account for any other reason, please submit a help ticket by clicking here.

Civilians:  Applicants must contact the Air Force Civilian Force Development team at AFPC.  Their phone number is DSN 665-2524 or Commercial 210-565-2524.  Additionally, you can find more information on their ACSC-OLMP myPers website.  If you have questions, please contact AFPC or your functional career field team (CFT).

Concentrations/Eligibility

The Joint Warfare Concentration is specifically designed to prepare majors for the increased leadership and joint duty responsibilities they will face as they progress through their careers in the Air Force. Graduates of this concentration will receive credit for IDE, JPME Phase I, and a master of military operational art and science degree.

Eligibility (Joint Warfare Concentration). Refer to AFI 36-2656, “Developmental Education,” 23 July 2018 for detailed eligibility requirements.

  • US Air Force: Eligible personnel include O-4 selects and O-4s on Active Duty or in the AFRES and ANG. Individuals who have completedeither a Master's Degree or IDE are still eligible.  However, individuals who have already completed both a master’s degree and IDE are ineligible.
  • Civilians: Air Force civilians in grades GS-12 and GS-13 who have not already completed a master's degree may be competitively selected to enroll in the program. Air Force civilians should contact their local civilian personnel office if interested in consideration.
  • US Sister Service (Military): Eligible personnel include O-4 selects and O-4s on Active Duty or in the Guard or Reserves. Individuals who have completed either a Master's Degree or IDE are still eligible.  However, individuals who have already completed both a master’s degree and IDE are ineligible. Note: Sister Service acceptance into the program is limited by space availability within the program.  Additionally, as per Army regulations, Army officers will not enroll in other than Army schools without written approval of the DCS, G-3/5/7 (Director of Training). AR 350-1, 10 DEC 2017

This concentration is specifically designed to prepare captains for the leadership responsibilities they will face as they progress through their careers in the Air Force. The academic program consists of 11 courses (seven core and four concentration) for a total of 33 semester hours of credit. Students graduating from the leadership concentration will receive the master of military operational art and science degree and get a jump-start on their PME requirements.

Eligibility (Leadership Concentration). Refer to AFI 36-2656, “Developmental Education,” 23 July 2018, for detailed eligibility requirements. Eligible personnel include only USAF active duty O-3s who:

  • have total active federal commissioned service of six or more years,
  • have completed Squadron Officer School (SOS) (resident or online), and
  • do not have a master’s degree.

There are limited opportunities for Guard and Reserve O-3s who meet all other requirements to participate in the Leadership Concentration. Contact the Guard or Reserve headquarters for more information.

This concentration leverages the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) programs conducted by the USAF Weapons School. The operational warfare concentration is specifically designed to award 12 credit hours in operational warfare studies toward the OLMP to WIC graduates once they have completed the OLMP online application, are admitted to the OLMP, and have completed the seven core OLMP courses. Students graduating from the operational warfare concentration will receive the master of military operational art and science degree and get a jump-start on their PME requirements.

Eligibility (Operational Warfare Concentration). Refer to AFI 36-2656, “Developmental Education,” 23 July 2018, for detailed eligibility requirements. Eligible personnel include only USAF O-3s thru O-5s who:

  • have total active federal commissioned service of six or more years,
  • have completed SOS (resident or online),
  • do not have a master’s degree, and
  • are post–January 2009 graduates of the Air Force WIC.

This concentration leverages the Nuclear Weapons Effects, Policy, and Proliferation (NWEPP) Certificate Program administered by AFIT. The nuclear weapons concentration is specifically designed to award 12 credit hours in nuclear weapons studies toward the OLMP to NWEPP graduates once they have completed the OLMP online application, are admitted to the OLMP, and have completed the seven core OLMP courses. Students graduating from the nuclear weapons concentration will receive the master of military operational art and science degree and get a jump-start on their PME requirements.

Eligibility (Nuclear Weapons Concentration). AFIT, in coordination with Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), determines eligibility and entry into the NWEPP certificate program. NWEPP graduates who also meet the eligibility requirements for the OLMP may apply for enrollment into the nuclear weapons concentration. For specific OLMP eligibility requirements, refer to AFI 36-2656, “Developmental Education,” 23 July 2018, for detailed eligibility requirements.

Eligible personnel include only USAF O-3s thru O-5s who:

  • have total active federal commissioned service of six or more years,
  • have completed SOS (resident or nonresident), and
  • do not have a master’s degree


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