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Admissions Requirements (Graduate/Engineering)

Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM):

Applicants will be admitted to the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree program on the basis of professional and scholastic achievement, along with their aptitude for graduate study. Other qualities appropriate to graduate study are also considered. Anyone holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (one recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation) is eligible for consideration. A technical or engineering background is not a requirement for admission.

All material must be received by the CGC office on or before the following dates to assure consideration to the MSPM degree program during the applicable semester.

Semester to begin: Admission material due:
Fall July 20th
Spring December 1st
Summer March 20th


For degree-seeking students:

1. Complete and return a graduate application form, along with appropriate non-refundable application fee, to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), Bond Hall Room 101.

2. An official transcript of the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate academic course work from each accredited college or university recognized by the CHEA must be submitted directly to The Citadel Graduate College.

3. Submission of official copy of GRE or GMAT test score, obtained within the previous five years, to the CGC office.

4. Evidence of a minimum of one year of professional experience, or permission from Department Head.

5. Submit two letters of reference to the CGC office.

6. Submit a resume detailing previous work.

7. Prepare and submit a statement of purpose.

8. Submission of an official TOEFL score if the applicant’s native language is not English. The minimum score is 550 paper-based on 213 computer-based or 79 Internet-based.

For non-degree seeking engineering students wanting to take graduate-level courses to fulfill professional practice requirements:

1. Complete and return a graduate application form, along with appropriate non-refundable application fee, to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), Bond Hall Room 101.

2. An official transcript of the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate academic course work from each accredited college or university recognized by the CHEA must be submitted directly to The Citadel Graduate College.

3. Submit a resume detailing previous work.

4. Submission of an official TOEFL score if the applicant’s native language is not English. The minimum score is 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based or 79 internet-based.

Admission Denied: During the admission process, the applicant’s records will be reviewed and results communicated in writing. If the application is denied, the applicant may petition the Dean of Engineering for re-consideration, citing any extenuating or mitigating circumstances.


Graduate Certificate in Technical Project Management (TPM):

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the TPM graduate certificate program.

1. Complete and return a graduate application form, along with appropriate non-refundable application fee, to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), Bond Hall Room 101.

2. An official transcript of the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate work directly from each accredited college or university attended.

3. Submit a resume detailing work experience.

4. Submit a one-page letter of intent that provides concise, complete answers to the following questions:

a. How has your experience prepared you for the TPM graduate courses?

b. How will your knowledge, skills and attitudes contribute to the TPM program’s learning community?

c. What do you hope to gain from the TPM graduate program?

5. Evidence of a minimum of one year work experience, or permission of Department Head.

All material must be received by the CGC office to receive consideration to the TPM graduate program. An undergraduate engineering degree is not required.


Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering Management (SEM):

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the SEM graduate certificate program.

1. Complete and return a graduate application form, along with appropriate non-refundable application fee, to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), Bond Hall Room 101.

2. An official transcript of the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate work directly from each accredited college or university attended.

3. Submit a resume detailing work experience.

4. Submit a one-page letter of intent (form available at www.citadel.edu/graduatecollege/forms)that provides concise, complete answers to the following questions:

a. How has your experience prepared you for the SEM graduate courses?

b. How will your knowledge, skills and attitudes contribute to the SEM program’s learning community?

c. What do you hope to gain from the SEM graduate certificate program?

All material must be received by the CGC office to receive consideration to the SEM graduate program. An undergraduate engineering degree is not required.