With a mission to achieve excellence in the education and development of principled leaders, The Citadel adheres to its core values of Honor, Duty and Respect. The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston and South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Whether you’re pursuing a bachelor’s, a master’s or a graduate certificate, The Citadel is the place for you. Below you can request information for the different programs offered at The Citadel.
For the 11th consecutive year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 Public College in the South for institutions granting up to a master’s degree.
When you commit to the cadet experience, you stand out from the rest. The Citadel provides the best qualities of a military and disciplined environment to support the development of principled leaders. Academic instruction, plus preparation in character development, military training, and physical fitness prepares cadets to assume leadership roles in whatever path they choose following commencement.
The Citadel Graduate College has an evening program for you, that is in demand in the Lowcountry. Choose from more than 70 master’s degrees and graduate certificates designed for Charleston’s working professional. Programs are offered in the evening—and some online—to accommodate the professional student’s lifestyle. Apply today to pursue a higher degree of leadership.
Students who have completed 30 credit hours of undergraduate study at another institution may apply to transfer those credits to The Citadel to complete their bachelor’s degree. Classes are offered in the evening and/or online. Scheduling is flexible to accommodate the professional schedule of non-traditional students. Learn tonight, lead tomorrow.
Veterans who have been honorably discharged from one of the armed services may be eligible to enroll at The Citadel as a veteran day student. They must have a full-time active service record of at least 90 consecutive days, not including active duty for training. As veteran day students, you will attend classes with cadets but are not subject to uniform and military requirements. Veteran day students do not live on campus.
Active duty military students are students who are first accepted into the Marine Enlisted Officer Commissioning Program (MECEP) or the Navy Seaman to Admiral Commissioning Program (STA-21), or another approved education/commissioning program. Active duty students attend classes during the day and participate in ROTC training with cadets.