CGSC Degree Programs

(A full PDF version of the Degree Programs can also be downloaded here: CGSC_Degree_Programs.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, two graduate-level certificates, and one bachelor’s degree.

  • 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.
  • Upon completing CGSOC Common Core, resident and non-resident students meet all requirements for a CGSC master’s-level certificate.
  • Upon completing CGSOC AOC, resident and non-resident students meet all requirements for a second CGSC master’s-level certificate.
  • 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 important new degree completion program are summarized in Section F, below, and detailed in Appendix B of CGSC Circular 350-1 CGSC College Catalog (2020-2021).

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