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Graduate Certificate in Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is an academic initiative designed 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 business, institutions and the military expect today.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership can be completed fully online or in the classroom, and comprises 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 three programs (students should consult their academic advisor for eligibility): 

1. Master of Arts in Social Science
2. Master of Science in Project Management
3. Master of Business Administration


Admission Requirements 

1. Complete and return a graduate application form, along with the appropriate non-refundable application fee, to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), Bond Hall Room 101.
2. Submit an official transcript for the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate work directly from each college or university attended.
3. Submit the names and contact information for three (3) references familiar with your work.
4. Submit a letter of intent, no more than two pages, which answers the following questions: 
a. How has your experience/education prepared you for graduate courses in leadership? 
b. How will your knowledge, skills and experiences contribute to this program's learning community? 
c. What do you hope to gain from this graduate certificate program?

All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office to receive consideration for admission to this graduate certificate program. 


Required Courses (6 credit hours): 

BADM 722 – Leadership in Organizations
PSYC 570 – Social and Cognitive Foundations of Interpersonal Behavior 

Electives (6 credit hours), choose two (2) of the following: 

LDRS 710 – Ethics, Values, & Principled Leadership*
†LDRS 711 – Leading Change: Organization Development and Transformation*
LDRS 712 – Leading Teams: Coaching, Culture, Diversity, and Globalization*
BADM 713 – Communication for Leadership
PSYC 500 – Human Growth and Development
* BADM 722 is a prerequisite for these courses.
† Note: Students required to take LDRS 714 (see below) must take LDRS 711 as a prerequisite to LDRS 714 

Application of Leadership (3 credit hours), choose one (1) of the following according to your degree status: 

BADM 740 – Global Business Strategy (if enrolled in the MBA Degree)
PMGT 672 – Applied Leadership Concepts (if enrolled in Project Management Degree)
LDRS 714 – Strategic Leadership, Vision, Mission and Contemporary Issues (if non-degree-seeking or enrolled degree programs other than MBA or Project Management) 


For more information, please contact Dr. Mick Fekula at (843)801-5042 or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .