I'm an AFROTC cadet (junior college student) that will be commissioning in 2017. I'm a civil engineering major and hope to maintain my at least my 3.6 GPA. I don't think it would be reasonable to shoot for 4.0 these next semester because being a crosstown cadet and Resident Advisor at my school. My ultimate goal in terms of education is to help promote STEM education in grade school and particularly underprivileged areas. I'm not sure whether I should shoot for getting a masters in engineering/physics and public policy or just shoot for the masters in public policy after my time in the Air Force. I plan on doing at least 10 years of service as a developmental engineer or wherever the air force will take my career.
What really like some advice on:
What type of graduate program should I pursue
What schools have good programs for my interest
Criteria for admissions (work experience, gre scores, essays, recommendations)
I go to a state school that's supposedly "up and coming" but I know I'm at a disadvantage to students from Ivy leagues and tons of experience. Advice on what I need to do would be great.