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Graduate Programs in Leadership

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The Citadel Graduate College Leadership Program offers the flexibility of pursuing the Leadership masters degree and certificates 100% online. The Citadel is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the convenience of distance learning allows working professionals and military service members to pursue a degree online without interrupting their careers.

Master of Science in Leadership (36 credit hours)

The mission of The Citadel’s Master of Science in Leadership program is to enhance the ability of students from any academic background and level of professional experience to perform effectively as principled leaders in their present or future leadership roles. The program utilizes a holistic approach achieved through interdisciplinary and integrated courses to engage students in comprehensive learning about leadership in applied contexts. Designed for those seeking initial leadership positions or career progression in one’s current employment, the curriculum allows students to tailor the focus of their study toward individual and career interests.


Graduate Certificate in Leadership (15 credit hours)

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is offered by The Citadel to expand its educational mission concerning the study of leadership and the advanced development of principled leaders. As a rigorous concentration in the various dimensions of leadership, this certificate represents the refined qualities of leadership that businesses, charitable organizations, government agencies, and the military expect today.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is 100% online. It is comprised of five (5) three-hour courses at the graduate level. These courses can be completed as a stand-alone Graduate Certificate in Leadership or can be counted towards the completion of one of these programs: M.S. in Leadership, M.A. in Social Science, M.S. in Project Management, M.A. in Intelligence and Security Studies, or the MBA.


Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership (15 credit hours)

The Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership provides an opportunity for civilian and military students to pursue a course of study in military leadership. The courses, offered 100% online, examine world and U.S. military leaders from the perspective of effectiveness, style and practice. In addition, the program includes the study of the evolution of military leadership thought within the larger body of knowledge on leadership. Finally, courses cover contemporary military leadership issues and strategy. The certificate program includes an individual research project focused on a specific dimension of military leadership. This serves as the student's capstone experience in the program. Finally, the five courses in the certificate program can be coupled with seven additional courses to complete the M.S. in Leadership degree.


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