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ASU OKs GAFB Transfer Credit

September 27, 2013

Angelo State University’s College of Graduate Studies is now awarding transfer credits to U.S. Air Force intelligence officers who have completed the USAF 14N Intelligence Course at Goodfellow Air Force Base and wish to pursue a Master of Security Studies (M.S.S.) degree in intelligence, security studies and analysis at ASU.

In accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) policy regarding transfer of credits from non-degree-awarding to degree-awarding programs, intelligence officers who have completed the 14N course can now earn 12 semester hours of transfer credit at ASU when they enroll in that particular M.S.S. program.  SACS is ASU’s accrediting organization.

Graduates of the 14N course must have earned a grade of at least 80 percent in each portion of the course they wish to transfer to ASU, and must have completed all 14N coursework prior to starting the M.S.S. program.  They must also complete one semester at ASU with a minimum 3.0 grade point average before the 14N transfer credit will appear on their ASU transcript.

Each 14N transfer request will be evaluated by the officer’s ASU academic advisor, the chair of the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

“This degree program gives intelligence professionals an excellent educational opportunity,” said Dr. Robert Ehlers, professor of security studies.  “In addition to immersing students in every major intelligence-related topic, it builds cognitive skills so they can maximize their operational effectiveness and prepare for more senior positions of responsibility.  In turn, the outstanding students this new credit-transfer program attracts will play crucial roles in helping ASU to make this degree program even stronger.”

Ehlers added, “This new opportunity comes on the heels of ASU’s participation in the Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative program, which allows enlisted intelligence personnel to transfer all 64 credit hours from their Community College of the Air Force associate degree to ASU’s intelligence bachelor’s degree program.”

More details on the M.S.S. in intelligence, security studies and analysis can be found online at

For more information on the new 14N transfer protocols, call the ASU Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice at 325-486-6682.