Grad program allows transfer credits from GAFB
Degree program aimed to give opportunities
Published: Friday, October 18, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:10
ASU’s College of Graduate Studies announced Sept. 27 that it will award transfer credits to U.S. Air Force intelligence officers at Goodfellow Air Force Base who wish to pursue a Master of Security Studies (M.S.S.) degree.
Professor of Security Studies Dr. Robert Ehlers said the new credit-transfer program gives Air Force intelligence professionals ready access to, two of the country’s best intelligence degrees-master’s and bachelor’s programs in intelligence, security studies and analysis.
“This is directly in line with our department’s responsibility to give students degree opportunities that will help them to keep our country safe and prosperous,” Ehlers said.
Intelligence officers who have completed the USAF 14N Intelligence Course at Goodfellow AFB must have earned a grade of at least 80 in each portion of the course they wish to transfer to ASU and completed all 14N coursework prior to starting an ASU master’s degree program. Eligible students earn 12 semester hours of transfer credit when they enroll in the M.S.S. program and must complete one semester with an overall 3.0 GPA before the 14N transfer credit will be posted to their ASU transcript.
Ehlers said the degree program gives intelligence officers an educational opportunity to immerse themselves in every major intelligence-related topic, so they can maximize their operational effectiveness and prepare for more senior positions of responsibility. According to the M.S.S. website, the degree addresses national security issues such as policy-making, military strategy, planning and operations, Constitutional issues, and the rule of law in a democracy.