The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Program Policies

I. Program Requirements

Masters of Science in Project Management
The Masters of Science in Project Management is conferred upon those candidates who successfully complete an approved program of study consisting of 30 semester hours of graduate credit as delineated here. Students are expected to complete all degree requirements within a seven-year period from the time of registration in their first graduate course at The Citadel. Any prerequisites for applicable courses must be met.

Technical Project Management Graduate Certificate
Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate study within a four-year period from the time of registration in their first TPM graduate course at The Citadel. All students are required to complete a capstone project that spans the four TPM courses. Other degree programs may require students to complete subject-specific capstone projects in order to transfer TPM courses for credit within those programs.

Systems Engineering Management Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering Management program is comprised of four graduate-level courses (three required plus one elective) where students engage in traditional classroom instruction that promotes systems thinking and related competencies in general use throughout a broad spectrum of industries. The course focus will be on managing the development, verification, and delivery of an integrated and balanced set of systems, resources, and process solutions to satisfy customer needs.

Technical Program Management Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Technical Program Management (TPgM) builds upon a student's prior knowledge and experience to introduce a comprehensive approach to managing multiple projects with a common or connected pool of resources. The mission of the TPgM program is to provide advanced education for career-minded professionals who seek to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance from managing single projects to the integrated management of multiple projects, portfolios, and programs.

II. Transfer Credit

A maximum of six credit hours for graduate courses from a CHEA accredited institution may be approved for transfer (except for PMGT 650, PMGT 651, PMGT 652, PMGT 653, PMGT 671, and PMGT 672), provided: (1) grades of “B” or better were received in the courses being considered, (2) credit was earned within six years prior to admission into The Citadel MSPM program, and (3) each course has been approved by the department head.

III. Academic Integrity & Standards

All students are to adhere to the academic integrity policy and procedures as well as the academic standards outlined in The Citadel Graduate College Handbook. Please refer to page 8 of the CGC Catalog for this information.


“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Project Management Graduate program at The Citadel. The course has proven to be very relevant and in accord with Project Management (PM) application in today’s workforce. I began the program with a minimal amount of formal PM knowledge and experience and, after a year’s worth of studies, I’ve earned my Graduate Certificate in Technical PM and I’m a Project Management Professional (PMP). I’ve since used those accomplishments to begin a new career in PM here in Charleston. I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to increase their knowledge base and success rate on earning their PMP.”
~Alexander Arntz, ‘16
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