The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston, South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs.

The Citadel’s mission is to educate and develop cadets and students to become principled leaders in all walks of life by instilling the college’s core values in a disciplined and intellectually challenging environment.

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For nine consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named The Citadel the #1 Public College in the South for institutions offering up to a master’s degree. The report has also named The Citadel the #1 College for Veterans in the South.

The Citadel is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and specialist in education degrees. The undergraduate and graduate degree programs of teacher education, counselor education, literacy education and educational leadership are accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Tommy & Victoria Baker School of Business at The Citadel is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The school psychology program is fully accredited by the National Association of School Psychology, and the clinical counseling program is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology Accreditation Council. The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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BSc

The Citadel

The field of Tactical Strength and Conditioning is rapidly growing. This growth is the direct result of military and paramilitary organizations recognizing the need to ha ... [+]

Improving the safety and security of our nation by improving the fitness and health of its peopleThe field of Tactical Strength and Conditioning is rapidly growing. This growth is the direct result of military and paramilitary organizations recognizing the need to have highly skilled experts with the knowledge and experience required to properly train their personnel for optimum performance, readiness, resiliency, and recovery.

Our B.S. Degree Completion in Tactical Strength & Conditioning will empower you to begin and advance your career as a professional tactical strength and conditioning coach. Studying at your own pace through our online courses, you will expand your skills and knowledge well beyond that offered by professional certifications alone. You will graduate from this program effectively prepared to design and deliver scientifically-based training programs for tactical athletes at the individual-level and/or unit-level including, but not limited to: military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and veterans.... [-]

USA Charleston
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Online
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Graduate Certificate

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Our Online Graduate Certificate in Tactical Performance & Resiliency empowers you to gain highly practical knowledge and skills for effectively training tactical athl ... [+]

The public and private sectors are experiencing a rapidly growing demand for professionals who exhibit high standards of knowledge, skills, integrity, and leadership in improving the performance and resiliency of tactical athletes. Tactical athletes include military personnel, first responders, and veterans.

Our online Graduate Certificate in Tactical Performance and Resiliency empowers you to gain highly practical knowledge and skills for effectively training tactical athletes at the individual-level. Studying at your own pace through our online courses, you will expand your skills and knowledge well beyond that offered by professional certifications alone. You will graduate from this program effectively-prepared to design and deliver effective tactical training programs for military service members, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and veterans on a one-on-one basis.... [-]

USA Charleston
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
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MA

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The Citadel’s Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies (ISS) prepares students to enhance national security through intelligence and homeland security leadersh ... [+]

The Citadel’s Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies (ISS) prepares students to enhance national security through intelligence and homeland security leadership. Best practices for intelligence collection and analysis and national security combined with current theory, research, and experience give students the background necessary to cultivate critical thinking, concise writing, and effective briefing. By introducing applicable management principles and policy analysis, the program fosters the leadership skills to successfully address security and intelligence challenges facing the United States.

What makes The Citadel's ISS program unique?

Unlike traditional graduate programs that take a theoretical and conceptual track in preparing students for further academic research, The Citadel's ISS program combines theory and practice to provide the real-world skills necessary to enter and advance in the public and private intelligence arenas.... [-]

USA Charleston
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
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The Citadel’s Master of Arts in Military History is a fully online, 30-hour program. The program provides an advanced historical study of the theory and practice of warfa ... [+]

The Citadel’s Master of Arts in Military History is a fully online, 30-hour program. The program provides an advanced historical study of the theory and practice of warfare, the institutions, and operations of military forces, and the impact of militaries and warfare on societies. Students may obtain either a Master of Arts Degree in Military History or both a Master of Arts Degree in Military History and a Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership at the same time.

Pursue Your Interests. The Master of Arts in Military History at The Citadel enables you to work closely with distinguished historians as you pursue specialized interests. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the history and evolution of warfare and military institutions in our core courses. Then delve into specific conflicts in our electives, examine the military history of a particular region or era, or explore the relationship between war and society. From strategic thought to operations and tactics, from the Greeks and Romans to the War on Terror, from traditional to innovative methodologies, find your niche.... [-]

USA Charleston
Open Enrollment
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
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MSc

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The mission of The Citadel’s Master of Science in Leadership program is to enhance the ability of students from any academic background and level of professional experien ... [+]

The mission of The Citadel’s Master of Science in Leadership program is to enhance the ability of students from any academic background and level of professional experience to perform effectively as principled leaders in their present or future leadership roles. The program utilizes a holistic approach achieved through interdisciplinary and integrated courses to engage students in comprehensive learning about leadership in applied contexts. Designed for those seeking initial leadership positions or career progression in one’s current employment, the curriculum allows students to tailor the focus of their study toward individual and career interests.

The Citadel Graduate College offers the flexibility of pursuing this degree 100% online. The Citadel is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the convenience of distance learning allows working professionals and military service members to pursue a degree online without interrupting their careers.... [-]

USA Charleston
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Online
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