The Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership provides an opportunity for civilian and military students to pursue a course of study in military leadership. The courses examine world and U.S. military leaders from the perspective of effectiveness, style and practice. In addition, the program includes the study of the evolution of military leadership thought within the larger body of knowledge on leadership. Courses cover contemporary military leadership issues and strategy.
Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership program.
Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an accredited college or university.
All material must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership program.
Students are required to complete 5 courses (15 credit hours) of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first leadership graduate course at The Citadel and elective course as described herein. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership.
Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)
LDRS 500 Principled Leadership Seminar
Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must complete these courses:
LDRS 750 Evolution of Military Leadership Thought
LDRS 751 Survey of U.S. Military Leaders
LDRS 752 Survey of World Military Leaders
LDRS 753 Strategy and Contemporary Military Leadership Issues
LDRS 711 Leading Change: Organization Development and Transformation
A maximum of one course (3 credit hours) may be transferred in from a regionally accredited college or university, 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 Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership program, and (3) each course has been approved by the department head.
For more information about this program, please contact the Department of Leadership Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.