These are the AFIT graduate application requirements:
1. Academic/Course Completion Requirements: Selects who have not completed specified prerequisite courses must do so and submit proof of completion to HQ AFPC/DPAMN before school assignment orders can be processed. Candidates who are in locations where the required courses are offered may submit their applications and state in the application cover letter their plans, including the name(s) of the college/university they will attend and a specific timetable for completing these courses. Selects that cannot successfully complete the identified prerequisites prior to school start date will be removed from selection lists.
2. GPA Computation: AFPC/DPAMN uses the traditional cumulative undergraduate GPA and computes failing grades and passing make-up grades. Except where indicated in a specialty attachment, candidates must achieve a 3.0 GPA. Master's or doctoral credits will be computed and submitted for board consideration separately from the undergraduate GPA.
3. GRE: Completion of two sections (verbal and quantitative) on the GRE is required for all programs except nurse anesthesia. See the breakdown below
Program Minimum Required Score
Nursing Practice Specialties 950
Leadership Specialties 1000 for MBA/MSN; 1050 for MHA/Army Baylor
1000 for Master of Public Health (USUHS)
Doctorate 1000 for DNP or PhD
Completion of all three sections of the GRE with a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000 and a minimum analytical score of 3.5 is required for nurse anesthesia. Scores must be no older than 5 years (not waiverable) at the time of projected school start date for both, USUHS and AFIT candidates. The Master of Public Health degree at USUHS must be current within 2 years of school start date.
Contact your local Base Education Services or Sylvan Learning Center regarding local testing dates and application procedures. Computerized versions of the GRE will provide scores at the conclusion of the test and provide written confirmation within two weeks. Request the GRE testing agency send scores to HQ AFPC/DPAMN, Institution Code Symbol: 6900 (U.S. Air Force Base Health Science).
4. Program Length: Maximum time allowable for master's programs is 24 months with the exception of the Nurse Anesthesia program which is 30 months. Doctoral program may not exceed 36 months. In all cases, selects must complete their degrees in the least amount of time possible. Selects will attend summer sessions, in accordance with current AFIT guidance. If a school does not offer full-time summer sessions, it will not be approved.
5. School Selection: The AFIT program manager will propose to the selects several schools that offer the desired major, ensure they can complete the degree requirements within the funding allotted, as well as meet several other criteria. AFIT will attempt to place students in a school within their state of legal residence or base of assignment in order to receive in-state tuition rates, or in a school that grants in-state tuition rates to military members. Placement is based on numerous factors, and candidates must realize AFIT will make the final decision regarding school placement.
6. Waivers: Waivers for this DESB will not be considered for medical qualifications. Waivers for undergraduate GPA & GRE scores will be considered on an individual basis for all programs except the doctoral programs. However, generally dual waivers will not be granted, exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis
7. State License Requirements: Some schools may require nurses to obtain a registered nurse license in that state prior to school start date in order to participate in the program's clinical requirements. This is a non-reimbursable expense.
8. Degree-Completion Requirements: The Nurse Corps expects selects to complete all requirements for award of the degree prior to leaving their residence program.
9. Prior Air Force-Sponsored Educational Assignments: In accordance with student eligibility criteria outlined in ECTA, applicants with a previous PCS educational assignment, to include residence PME, must have completed at least 36 months of intervening service by the date of anticipated class entry.
10. Candidates currently on orders cannot apply to the developmental education selection board.
11. Life Support Course Requirement: All candidates must be current in BLS. See specific degree program for other advanced life support requirements. Include dates in the education summary. All selects must report to their university with current BLS registration issued within six months of projected school start date.
12. National Certification: National certification in the candidate's current or related nursing specialty is highly desirable. The member's AFSC must reflect the 'M' prefix to qualify as national certification.