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Study the Past. Lead the Future.
D-Day Normandy Invasion of 1944
Study the Past. Lead the Future.
Naval Fleet

Online M.A. Curriculum

Curriculum ~ 30 Credit Hours

Introduction to Military History (6 Hours)

  • Methods and the Historiography of Military History
  • Strategic Thinkers and Military Intellectuals

Foundations in Military History (9 Hours)    

  • Leadership in the Crucible of War    
  • US Military
  • Non-Western Military History                 Dr. Preston teaches graduate students online.

Dr. Preston teaches graduate students online.

Conflict Studies (6 Hours - Choose Two)

  • Greco-Roman Warfare
  • The Hundred Years' War
  • American Revolution
  • American Civil War
  • World War II in Europe and Africa
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Global Cold War
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict                     
  • Global War on Terrorism                       

War and Society (3 Hours - Choose One)

  • War and Society in Early China
  • The Home Fronts in the Age of Total War
  • The Double-V Campaign: African-Americans in World War II
  • Modern Middle East

CAPSTONE (Choose either Non-Thesis Option, Thesis Option or Certificate in Military Leadership Option)

Non Thesis Option (6 Hours)

  • War and Society Elective
  • Capstone Seminar

Thesis (6 Hours)

  • Students will produce an original research project and a substantial written thesis capable of publication.

Certificate in Military Leadership (Students who wish to receive The Citadel’s Certificate in Military Leadership in addition to the MA degree must complete the following courses during their program of study)

  • Leadership in the Crucible of War
  • U.S. Military History
  • Non-Western Military History
  • Leadership Elective (1): Either LDRS 753: Strategy and Contemporary Military Leadership Issues -OR- LDRS 711: Leading Change: Organization Development and Transformation
  • Capstone Seminar


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Click on the Sample Program of Study Charts below:  

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Capstone Student  Thesis Student Dual M.A. & Certificate Option


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