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The Citadel Graduate College

The Citadel Graduate College
TypeGraduate College
Asst. DeanEmily Thomas
Academic staff
Location, ,

32°47′50″N 79°57′40″W / 32.79722°N 79.96111°W / 32.79722; -79.96111
CampusUrban, 300 acres (121 ha)
ColorsCitadel Blue and White[1]
The Citadel logo.svg

The Citadel Graduate College is the non-residential academic program at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in a non-military environment, the college targets residents of the South Carolina Lowcountry and distance learning students. Classes are primarily offered at night, using the same faculty and classrooms as the military day program, but students at the Graduate College generally do not share classes with members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Alternatively, students can attend programs at the Lowcountry Graduate Center in North Charleston, South Carolina or through recently established distance learning programs.

Established in 1966 as the Evening Undergraduate Program, the school began offering graduate degrees in 1968 under the name College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The program has continued to expand and now offers 19 graduate programs[2] as well as seven undergraduate programs, most of which are degree completion tracks for those with associate degrees from South Carolina's technical colleges.[3][4] In 2007, The Citadel changed the name of the program to The Citadel Graduate College.

In recent years, the Graduate College has launched new programs in engineering and cybersecurity.[5][6] In January 2017, the school will launch a nursing program, offered first to evening undergraduates (2+2 program for those with an associate degree) before being made available to cadets. Funded by a $4 million anonymous donation, the program is intended to address the need both in the armed services and the Charleston area for qualified nurses.[7]


  1. ^ "Brand Toolbox: Colors - The Citadel - Charleston, SC". Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  2. ^ "Graduate Programs and Certificates". The Citadel. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Degree Completion Programs Offered". The Citadel. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Cheri Anderson-Hucks (August 30, 2012). "Spartanburg Community College and The Citadel Partner to Offer Bachelor's Degree". Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Paul Bowers (November 7, 2015). "The Citadel adds 13 new graduate degrees and certificates in engineering". Post and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Paul Bowers (April 28, 2016). "NSA lauds The Citadel for cybersecurity training". Post and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  7. ^ Lauren Sausser (June 5, 2016). "The Citadel plans to open new nursing program next year". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved June 5, 2016.