The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Graduate Certificate in Built Environment and Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Built Environment and Public Health is designed to provide students with a unique perspective and essential knowledge of interdisciplinary data, methods, objectives and outcomes in the fields of engineering, public health, physical activity, public administration, and city planning.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Built Environment and Public Health Graduate Certificate program.

  1. Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an accredited college or university.

All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Built Environment and Public Health Graduate Certificate program. An undergraduate engineering degree is not required.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete 4 courses (12 credit hours) of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first civil engineering graduate course at The Citadel and elective course as described herein. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Built Environment and Public Health.

Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)

  • Darkness to Light Training

Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must complete at least two courses at The Citadel:

Required Course
CIVL 642 Public Health, Physical Activity, and Design of the Built Environment

At least one of the following courses:
CIVL 506 Geographic Information Systems
CIVL 640 Urban Mobility Infrastructure Policy and Planning

A max of two courses will be transferred in from the following list, or approved by the department head:

Medical University of South Carolina
BEHH 700 Social and Behavioral Sciences
ENVH 700 Environmental Health Sciences

Clemson University
CRP 8060 Urban and Regional Analysis
CRP 8010 Planning Process and Legal Foundations
CRP 8020 Site Planning & Infrastructure

College of Charleston
PUBA 502 Applications in GIS
PUBA 602 Public Policy
PUBA 611 Urban Policy
EVSS 601 Economic Theory for Policy Analysis
EVSS 659 Environmental Statistics

Transfer Credit: A maximum of two courses (6 credit hours) may be transferred in from a regionally accredited college or university, provided: (1) grades of “B” or better were received in the courses being considered, (2) credit was earned within six years prior to admission into The Citadel MSCE program, and (3) each course has been approved by the department head.

Course/ Certificate Availability: The courses/ certificates will be offered based on student preferences/ overall demand indicated in your plan of study to be submitted after acceptance. Students should be aware course/ certificate offerings will be based on minimum class size enrollment. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will continually monitor student interest to expedite completion of your program of study.


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