Command and General Staff College Officers may pursue the General M.B.A. degree by transferring CGSC credits for up to 3 hours towards the MBA Core and 9 hours toward elective credits, leaving 21 hours of Core requirements and 3 hours of elective requirements to complete.
|CGSC Courses Completed||MBA Transfer||Credit Hours|
|L100 - Leadership: Developing Organizations and Leaders||MBA522 - Organizational Behavior||3|
|C100 - Foundations Theme||MBA620 - Leadership in Organizations||3|
|C400 - Doctrine||MBA576 - Operations Management(3 hours)||3|
|C200 - Strategic Environment Theme||MBA670 - Special Topics in Business||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
The MCL degree is a 36-hour graduate degree program, with up to 15 credit hours available as transfer credits to CGSC officers, as per below.
|CGSC Courses Completed||MCL Transfer||Credit Hours|
|Foundation Block||CA 670 Measuring Leadership||3|
|Strategic Studies Block||CA 505 Organizational Leadership|
And 3 credit hours of elective.
|Operational Studies Block||CA 520 Seminar in Organizational Change |
And 3 credit hours of elective
|Total Credit Hours||15|
Students Who Completed the CGSC Program
When the officer has successfully completed the CGSC program, the student will submit an appropriate transcript to Park University in order to automatically receive credit for up to 15 credit hours. The CGSC program will fulfill track courses in the program, provided this action is within Graduate School and Park University transfer requirements.
Each student must complete a total of 36 credit hours, which includes comprehensive exams and a capstone experience. The student must complete one graduate capstone option:
- Reflection (2 credit hours) plus one 3-credit hour elective course, or
- Project (typically 5 credit hours), or
- Thesis (5 credit hours).
For the reflection course, the student may find it useful to reflect on how the CGSOC program and the Communication and Leadership courses compare and contrast in their approaches, and how the student will apply learning to military or civilian contexts.
ADULT EDUCATION EMPHASIS
This is a 30 hour degree program. Officers who have completed the CGSC C200 Block will be eligible to receive up to six transfer hours.
Learn More about the MEd Program with Adult Education Emphasis
TEACHER LEADERSHIP EMPHASIS
The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Program is part of the M.Ed. in Education. It develops reflective educators who can be change agents in their lives of their students, in their schools, and in their communities. Graduates of the program are better prepared for careers in teaching with associated faculty leadership positions. Graduates of the Teacher Leadership Program receive training to become reflective and visionary classroom teacher practitioners. This is a 30 hour degree program. Students who have completed the C100 courses and the L100 courses will be eligible to receive up to six transfer hours that would be applied to the 12 elective hour requirement.
|CGSC Courses Completed||M.Ed Transfer||Credit Hours|
|Adult Education Emphasis|
|CS200 Block||TWO of the following required courses: ED512, ED542||6|
|Teacher Leadership Emphasis|
|C100 and L100||Six elective credit hours||6|
The MHA degree is a 36 hour program, with up to nine credit hours available as transfer credits for CGSC officers.
|CGSC Courses Completed||MHA Transfer||Credit Hours|
|C100 – Foundations (2.3 cr. hr.)|
L100 – Leadership (1.6 cr. hr.)
Total = 3.9 cr. hr.
|HA 511 – Leadership and Management in Healthcare Systems||3|
|C410 – Army Operational Doctrine (1.5 cr. hr.)|
C420 – Elements of Full Spectrum Operations (1.0 cr. hr.)
F100 – Managing Army Change (1.15 cr. hr.)
Total = 3.65 cr. hr.
|HA 611 – Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Management||3|
|C200 – Strategic Environment (2.4 cr. hr.)|
C300 JIMM Capabilities (1.6 cr. hr.)
Total = 4.0 cr. hr.
|HA 521 – Special Topics in Healthcare leadership||3|
|Total Credit Hours||9|
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
EXPEDITED ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Park University offers five start dates throughout the year and students may apply online at any time. The Graduate School offers a tailored and expedited admissions policy for CGSC officers, with the GMAT and the GRE waived among other benefits.
Up to 15 credit hours may be transferred and applied to the 36 hours required for the degree, (depending on the program).
These requirements are for officers at the Command and General Staff College who have successfully completed or are in the process of completing the Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSC):
- Completion of at least the C100 block in the CGSC with grade of B or higher
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis)
- Current resume (Army Officer Record Brief [ORB] or equivalent that includes professional and academic experience is acceptable in lieu of civilian resume).