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Military-Connected Student Services

For active-duty soldiers, veterans and their families

Dedicated Service for Military-Connected Students

Whether you want to earn points toward a promotion, upskill as you transition to veteran status, get a degree as a military spouse or study for professional development, Columbus State's world-class degrees and programs are designed to prepare you for your future.

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Online or in-person degrees, and courses with convenient evening hours.

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One-on-One Support

Military enrollment counselors are devoted to making the transition from military to college life as seamless as possible.

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Transfer Credits

Get the most credit from your military service and past college studies.

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On-site office at the Education Center on Fort Moore's Main Post. Plus CSU's Main Campus is only 10 miles from post.

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Captain Career Course

CSU provides pre-approved graduate transfer credit for CCC graduates. By combining that transfer credit with a few more 3-credit hour courses, you can quickly earn a master of science in organizational leadership, master of public administration, or master of art in communication.

Learn More about CCC

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Sergeants Major Academy

USASMA graduates are awarded three courses of credits which can be applied to one of four selected gradaute degree programs.


Learn More about USASMA


Degrees & Programs

Targeted 18+ credit hour undergraduate and graduate certificates help you quickly accomplish your educational goals.

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Associate: Gain an educational foundation that includes general core courses and field-specific studies. Associate degrees take 63 credit hours to complete.

Nexus: Study in a high-demand career sector with highly specialized curriculum that focuses on the skills and knowledge requirements of your chosen industry. Nexus degrees take 60 credit hours to complete.

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Our most popular academic pathway that balances education, knowledge and hands-on skills. Bachelor degrees take 120+ credit hours to complete.

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Deepen your knowledge in your chosen field to develop professionally and advance in the military.

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Enjoy the flexibility of an online degree while receiving a high-quality education. CSU offers select undergraduate and graduate degrees online.

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* Note: If you will be living outside of Georgia while enrolled in courses, please visit our Program Authorizations and Approvals page before applying to find out if Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest where you will be living.

Soldiers, veterans, and spouses who are not seeking a degree are able to use their military benefits to obtain professional certificates and training through CSU Continuing and Professional Education. CPE offers a variety of certificate programs and professional development classes that will enhance skill-sets or provide the foundation for a new career. Eligible programs are available at no cost with post-9-11 GI Bill benefits, MyCAA and through ArmyIgnited.

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Our Mission

CSU's Office of Military-Connected Student Services is dedicated to helping military-connected students of all generations achieve academic and professional success by providing direct assistance throughout their college career.

We are proud to be recognized for our dedicated service to our military students.

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Connect with Fellow Military-Connected Students

Military Lounge

Our military students have a space on CSU's Main Campus to call their own, and it's equipped with everything you need to get assignments done, study for exams, socialize with other military-connected students and relax.

Veteran Student Network

CSU's local chapter of the national Student Veterans Association (SVA) and the Military-Peer Mentor Program provide you with a network of other veterans in college to lean on whether it's related to a class, your life on campus, or anything else you need support with.

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 I am very proud of being an Alum of Columbus State University. I am grateful for the personal experience at a civilian college with civilian classmates which broadened my appreciation for the fellow citizens whom I served, and I'm thankful to the Army for its support of post-graduate education as a key element of my professional development. Education is the best benefit the Congress has ever provided to the US military and Columbus State University was a great place to use that benefit. 

Lt. Gen. (ret) Ben Hodges '91, 2023
Distinguished Military Alumni Award Recipient

We Can Help

As a GI Bill®-approved school and Yellow Ribbon participating school, we welcome students to utilize all their benefits. Plus our military enrollment counselors are ready to help you apply for tuition assistance, veterans benefits, and MyCAA for military spouses.

Due to generous support from veterans and community members, exclusive CSU military scholarships are also available to help fund your education.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at

If you are in a position to help military-connected students, we invite you to donate today.


Agnelo Lopes, MPA, CSU ROTC Cadet

 Columbus State University has been instrumental in shaping my journey as an active-duty soldier and full-time student. With a comprehensive curriculum and unwavering commitment to student success, CSU equips future leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a positive impact. 

Agnelo Lopes, MPA, CSU ROTC Cadet

Earn a Commission with Your Degree

ROTC consists of both academic classes and hands-on training. The mental and physical challenges of ROTC will help you succeed in college and beyond.


The Army Green to Gold program provides options for soldiers interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree and earning a commission as an Army Officer.

Green to Gold Program


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