CGSC Degree Programs

(A full PDF version of the Degree Programs can also be downloaded here: CGSC_Degree_Programs_2022.pdf)

A. Introduction

CGSC receives its degree-granting authority from 10 U.S. Code Section 4314, and from CGSC's regional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). CGSC offers four master's degrees, one bachelor's degree, and one bachelor's level certificate to qualified graduates.

  • Students attending the ten-month resident Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) may elect to pursue the Master of Military Art and Science (MMAS). Program requirements are explained in Section B, below.
  • Resident CGSOC students not pursuing an MMAS may graduate from CGSOC with a Masters in Operational Studies (MOS). Program requirements are explained in Section C, below.
  • Graduates of SAMS' Advanced Military Studies Program (AMSP) receive a Master of Arts in Military Operations (MAMO). Program requirements are outlined in Section D, below.
  • Graduates of SAMS' Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program (ASLSP) earn a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies (MASS). Section E explains degree requirements.
  • Sergeants Major Course-Resident students may pursue a BA in Leadership and Workforce Development. The elements of this degree completion program are summarized in Section F, below, and detailed in Appendix B of CGSC Circular 350-1 CGSC College Catalog.
  • Sergeants Major Course-Resident students not pursuing the BA in Leadership and Workforce Development may be eligible for the Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership and Workforce Development. See Appendix B of CGSC Circular 350-1 CGSC College Catalog for details.
  • CGSC’s Statement of Accreditation Status on the Higher Learning Commission’s public website:
    https://www.hlcommission.org/component/directory/?Itemid=&Action=ShowBasic&instid=2036