The training you receive in Air Force ROTC is just the beginning of the opportunities you will have to grow and acquire knowledge in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force. From graduate education to the unique opportunities found in the Professional Military Education program, there are many paths to strengthen your future through the Air Force or Space Force.
The Graduate Law Program (GLP) is a two-year Air Force ROTC program for law students. Once selected for the GLP, students are guaranteed a position as an Air Force Judge Advocate upon successful completion of the Air Force ROTC program, graduation from an ABA-approved law school, and completion of legal licensing requirements, including admission to practice before any state’s highest court. More information can be found about this career field on the Air Force JAG website.
Air Force ROTC cadets interested in medical school can apply for one of two Department of Defense–sponsored programs. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is a DoD medical school where members of the Air Force, Army and Navy attend medical school together. If accepted, students will be granted an educational delay to finish their active-duty service commitment after finishing medical school. For more information, visit the USUHS website.
The base education office is your first stop on the road to continuing education. It also has lists of classes from universities offering college courses on base or at nearby colleges and universities.
Air Force ROTC cadets can also apply for the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP) that allows students to attend a civilian medical school of their choice. Students must apply and be accepted to medical school on their own and for the AFHPSP scholarship separately. If accepted, students will be granted an educational delay to finish their active-duty service commitment after finishing medical school. For more information, visit the AFHPSP website.
While on active duty, you can pursue a master’s degree in almost any subject with tuition assistance, which pays up to $250 per semester hour, up to $4,500 per year. If the Air Force needs you to pursue a master’s degree in a specific subject, you can apply to attend a program through the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), which pays 100 percent of your tuition.