In cooperation with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and Dyess AFB, McMurry University is making it easier than ever for active military personnel to earn their college degree.
Through the BlueStreak program, active duty military personnel can take selected courses through McMurry at the Dyess AFB campus, main campus, or online. BlueStreak classes will count both toward the CCAF General Education Course component, as well as a full, four-year undergraduate degree from McMurry University or other schools.
Participating in the BlueStreak program is simple. By offering as many as 5-7 required classes each Fall and Spring semester in an abbreviated format (5 1/2 or 8 weeks), a student can register at any point and take whatever is needed to complete the degree. Some courses will also be offered during summer terms.
To make the admission process easier, students are designated as non-degree students which allows them only to take the BlueStreak classes without the required school transcripts or test scores.*
A special military rate ($250 per credit hour) is given to Active Duty military members using tuition assistance (TA). The student is responsible for the cost of the textbooks only. Click here to see required classes.
Since 1960, active duty personnel, family members, veterans, civil service workers and civilians working on Base have all taken advantage of the McMurry-Dyess Air Force Base Program.
McMurry is a four year liberal arts and United Methodist affiliated institution. We offer over 40 major courses of study in the following areas: arts and letters, natural and computational sciences, education, business, social sciences and religion, and through a consortial relationship with the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing.
McMurry has a variety of academic terms: Fall and Spring (16 week semesters) on campus and Mini 1 and Mini II terms (the first eight weeks of long semester and the last eight weeks of it) on Base; May Term; Summer I and Summer II on campus (with a few classes available on Base).
What the Program Can Offer You
This program is structured with your needs in mind. Classes are generally held at lunch and during the evening hours. As a convenience to you, registration is held regularly on Base. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of all of the main campus facilities, services, offerings, and activities.
Base courses typically represent those needed for the first years of general education. These courses can also fulfill the academic requirements of the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Associate Degree. Courses typically found on Base include: English, Humanities, Social Science, Oral Communication and Mathematics offerings. Occasionally, courses from other disciplines are offered.
Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Programs
Tuition for active military personnel enrolled under the Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Program is published in the Financial Information section of the current McMurry Catalog. Each student eligible for and utilizing Tuition Assistance from any of the military branches must submit an Air Force Form 1227, or its equivalent, with each application for enrollment. Students needing to withdraw must follow published procedures and coordinate with the program office and the Base Education Center before any adjustments or refunds can be made. No refunds are made to students who are dismissed from the University through disciplinary action. Fees other than tuition are non- refundable. The University refunds all tuition costs actually paid by the individual upon receipt of orders or permanent change of station provided he or she is attending under the Air Force Tuition Assistance Program for that semester.
Those seeking regular admission to McMurry University must complete an application and provide official copies of all transcripts. In some cases an official high school transcript and academic test scores may be required; particularly if the applicant has no prior college classes or has fewer than 24 semester hours. Those with an associate degree may not need the high school transcript. Prospective students age 22 and older are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. The application fee is waived for active duty military and their dependents. Special circumstances regarding admission can be addressed to the Director.
McMurry-Dyess Air Force Base Program
Dr. Rosemary Kovach Wallace, Director
Box 147 McMurry Station
Abilene, TX 79697
Campus Phone: 325-793-4655
Base Phone: 325-696- 5540
(3 credit hours) which satisfy the CCAF General Education Requirements include:
Comm1310: Principles of
Eng 1310: Composition and Rhetoric
Math1311: College Algebra; or Math1315: comtemporary Math**
One Course from the following -
History, Political Science, Sociology,
Psychology, or Economics
Art 1300: Exploring the Visual Arts; Literature;
Philosophy; Religion; Music
Mgmt3310: Principles of Management
An additional upper level course needed:
Mgmt 4330: Organizational Behavior/
Interpersonal Relations, or
Mgmt 3390: Human Resources Management
**An algebra diagnostic test is administered to determine placement in math classes.
If CCAF Program electives are needed, such courses are available
toward your college degree through McMurry University.
The BlueStreak program is designed to assist active duty members in completing the General Education Courses component of CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) quickly, and be able to apply that coursework toward a possible full, four-year undergraduate degree from McMurry University or another university. To learn more, contact the McMurry-Dyess AFB Program Director, Dr. Rosemary Wallace, at (325) 696-5540 or visit her in Room 320 Education Center.