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Citadel News Service
23 Oct 2009

The Citadel will offer state’s only M.S. in Project Management

The Citadel in January will begin accepting registration for the fall 2010 launch of the only Master of Science in Project Management degree program in South Carolina.

Sam Hines

The program is designed to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of students and will offer an advanced learning opportunity for students with either technical or nontechnical backgrounds through coursework in leadership, project management and professional skills.

“This new degree program is The Citadel’s latest contribution to the economic development of South Carolina,” said Sam Hines, provost and dean of the college. “I have witnessed the impact of leadership in many organizations. Very often, good talented people follow great bosses, and great bosses attract good talented people. Together these are two key ingredients of business success. This program is about developing great bosses and success for our graduates.”

As a 30-credit hour course of study, classes will meet weekly in the evenings. The project management courses focus on the application of best known practices for managing people and resources. The leadership courses will look at examples of applied leadership and the communication skills for leaders. The professional skills courses will allow a student to select from several technical or nontechnical options, including advanced leadership, civil engineering, electrical engineering.

“This is a flexible degree that serves to meet the career and professional development needs of a broad spectrum of students. From business to medicine to engineering, every discipline needs and uses project management,” said Dennis Fallon, dean of The School of Engineering. “This program is about helping people be a better boss, a better manager, a better leader. And in today’s economy, doing well is a win-win for everyone.”

For more information about the Master of Science in Project Management call Keith Plemmons, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, at call 843-953-7677 or email him at

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