The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

Message from the Dean


Welcome to The Citadel Graduate College website! While we know there are many options to choose from in considering graduate school, we are grateful that you have taken the time to explore what we have to offer.

The Citadel offers over 40 Master's degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines, plus five evening undergraduate programs. A common misperception is that The Citadel Graduate College experience is similar to what is offered to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. In fact, The Citadel Graduate College is like many other graduate programs around the country. In other words, students are not required to attend military ceremonies, wear uniforms, or participate in any cadet activities. However, The Citadel Graduate College remains committed to producing principled leaders and to our core values of honor, duty, and respect.

Additionally, The Citadel can boast of a faculty who are leading experts in their chosen fields as well as an institution that provides a "small school" experience for students. What this means is that the programs are small enough for students to have access to faculty members and often collaborate with them on research projects. An added feature is that The Citadel is a state supported, public university, making a graduate education affordable. As you can see, in many ways The Citadel Graduate College presents a rather unique opportunity for its students.

I hope that you will spend some time looking over our programs and campus. Should you decide to visit campus, we are happy to arrange a tour and to meet with faculty and/or staff about The Citadel experience. If you have already applied or been accepted, welcome to The Citadel family! Rest assured that we are committed to making your time as a Citadel student both positive and rewarding. If I can be of service in some way, please do not hesitate to contact my office. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you on campus!


Bob Hartmann McNamara, Ph.D.
Associate Provost and Dean of The Citadel Graduate College

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