Command and General Staff College | Webster University

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Webster University's transfer credit guidelines with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) provides graduates the opportunity to transfer up to 15 credit hours of graduate transfer credits. The credit can be applied to Masters programs in the Walker School of Business & Technology and select programs in the College of Arts and Sciences including the MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Environmental Management, MA in Gerontology, MA in Human Services, MA in International Relations, MA in Legal Studies, MA in National Security Studies, and the MS in Science Management and Leadership. Transfer work can be used as either core courses or elective courses, depending on program requirements. Some programs may accept fewer credits based on specific degree requirements.

The current agreement reflects 2017 to present.  Prior agreements can be viewed here:

Transfer credit for the CGSC program prior to July 2003 is limited to 9 credit hours based based on the transfer credit guidelines (earned grade of B- or above or other equivalent satisfactory graduate grade) in the Webster University graduate catalog for courses transferred from a regionally accredited educational institution. If any Webster University students attended the Combined Arms Services Staff School (CAS-3), this would be an addition 3 credit hours for a total of 12 transfer credit hours.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of the Command and General Staff specific course curriculum with grades of B- or above or other equivalent satisfactory graduate grade.
  2. Application and admission to one of the Webster University graduate programs listed above following prescribed admission procedures.

Documentation

  1. Submission of an official Command and General Staff College transcript showing specific course completion.
    (Note to advisors:  Actual classes completed vary based on the location courses were taken. A careful review of the transcripts is needed to accurately transfer credits.)
  2. For students who complete the Red Team Leader Course, a Memorandum of Completion and a DA 1059 will be required showing completion of the RTLC program as "Achieve Course Standards" (or Achieve Academic Standards) or "Exceeded Course Standards."
  3. Submission of an official transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution.

Transfer Credit Awarded

Pre-approved Course Substitutions: The following courses from the CGSC program are pre-approved course substitutions. Webster University courses do not substitute to the CGSC program.

Webster University Courses CGSC Courses
Taken August 2003 - Present
MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior or MBA 5100 Adding Value through Human Capital F-100 Force Management and
L-100 Leadership
MNGT 5990 Corporate Responsibility
and Society
C-100 Foundations and 
C-200 Strategic Studies
CSSS 5240 Pre-Emptive Deterrence or
SECR 5020 Security Administration and
Management
C-100 Foundations
CSSS 5130 Cybersecurity Intelligence/Counter Intelligence or
INTL 5860 Issues in International
Politics: Strategic Studies
C-200 Strategic Studies
CSSS 5250 Use & Protection of Space Assets C-300 Unified Action
CSSS 5990 Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity C-400 Joint Doctrine/Planning
HRDV 5610 Training and Development C-500 Army Doctrine/Planning
INTL 5550 War and Diplomacy

(Note: Any two courses for 3 SH. Each CGSC course may be used once.)
A-512 National Security Policy Foundation
A-514 Current Strategic Concepts
A-516 The Economic Instrument of Power
A-517 Diplomatic Instrument of Power
INTL 5590 International Security

(Note: Any two courses for 3 SH. Each CGSC course may be used once.)
A-512 National Security Policy Formulation
A-514 Current Strategic Concepts
A-626 Empire! Historical Precedents of the
New World Order
A-650 The Korean War
A-652 The Seeds of Modern Warfare in the Middle East
INTL 5890 Terrorism in World Politics

(Note: Any two courses for 3 SH. Each CGSC course may be used once.)
A-504 Homeland Security Studies
A-529 Understanding Terrorism
A-626 Empire! Historical Precedents of the
New World Order
A-650 The Korean War
A-652 The Seeds of Modern Warfare in the Middle East
INTL 5600 Area Studies
(Note: Any two courses for 3 SH. Each CGSC course may be used once.)
A-551 PACOM - Asia Strategic Studies
A-553 China; Military Art, War and
Revolution, and The People's Liberation
Army
A-554 Middle East Strategic Study
A-558 Military Operations and Culture - Iraq
A-560 Military Operations and Culture -
Afghanistan
A-561 European Security
A-562 Africa Strategic Studies
A-565 Post-Cold War Eurasia
A-568 Latin America and Caribbean
Strategic Studies
A-644 The Balkan Quagmire
A-653 East Asian Military Studies
A-694 Russian and Eurasian Military
History
INTL 5600 Area Studies
(Note: A-341 transfers for 3 SH.)
A-341 Red Cell Teaming/Strategic Area Planning or Red Team Leader Course (RTLC)

(Note: Counts as two CGSC Electives for
INTL 5600 transfer credits)
INTL 5860 Issues in International
Politics: Terrorism

(Note: Any two courses for 3 SH. Each CGSC course may be used once.)
A-504 Homeland Security Studies
A-529 Understanding Terrorism
A-626 Empire! Historical Precedents of the
New World Order
A-650 The Korean War
A-652 The Seeds of Modern Warfare in the
Middle East
INTL 5860 Issues in International
Politics:  Controlling Weapons of Mass
Destruction

(Note: Any two courses for 3 SH. Each CGSC course may be used once.)
A-525 Introduction into Combating WMD
A-526 Proliferation of WMD
A-626 Empire! Historical Precedents of the
New World Order
A-650 The Korean War
A-652 The Seeds of Modern Warfare in the
Middle East
INTL 5860 Issues in International
Politics: National Security Policy and
Strategy

(Note: Any two courses for 3 SH. Each CGSC course may be used once.)
A-512 National Security Policy Formulation
A-514 Current Strategic Concepts
A-626 Empire! Historical Precedents of the
New World Order
A-650 The Korean War
A-652 The Seeds of Modern Warfare in the
Middle East
Note:  The INTL 5860 may be repeated for credit, if the additional CGSC Courses
are taken outside the initial INTL 5860 block.  Limited to 6 SH total.
INTL 5700 Humanitarian Issues in
International Politics
A-552 Peace Operations and
A-523 Foreign Humanitarian Assistance
Operations
Graduate Elective Course (3 Credits) H-100 Transformation in the Shadow of Global Conflict and
H-200 Military Revolutions

 

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