College of Charleston

College of Charleston (CofC) is an American Public college located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The college was founded in 1770 and offers master’s degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Average Tuition USD 33,424
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • Students 11,294
  • International Students 1%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 55,361
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

College of Charleston (CofC) offers over 21 master’s degree programs in areas like accounting, business administration and management, computer science, environmental studies, history, mathematics, marine biology, and biological oceanography, organizational communication, public administration, visual and performing arts, child development, special education, and teaching. The college’s master’s degree programs are designed to create an intellectually-free environment where students can engage in original inquiry and express themselves creatively. It strives to achieve this by providing cutting-edge programs with accessible faculty members. CofC, through her Career Center, also offers academic and career advice and provides internship opportunities where students gain real-world experience and skills. Notable alumni include John Fremont - the first Republican presidential candidate; Nafees Bin Zafar - two-time Academy Award-winning visual effects artist; and Dominique McClain Barteet - Founder of One Sole Shoes and Shark Tank entrepreneur.
  • 01CofC is ranked
  • 0211 in Regional Universities South (U.S News & World Report, 2019).
  • 03CofC is ranked among the top 600 Universities in the U.S (The World University Rankings, 2018).

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Business Administration

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Communication

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Community Planning, Policy, and Design

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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    Computer and Information Sciences

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Early Childhood Education

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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    Elementary Education

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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    English

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Environmental Studies and Public Administration

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Historic Preservation

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of Historic architectural research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

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    History

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Languages

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Mathematics

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Middle Grades Education

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to teach young adolescents from third to the eighth grade and with special learning needs or disabilities. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counselling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    Performing Arts

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Public Administration

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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    Science and Math for Teachers

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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    Special Education

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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    Teaching, Learning and Advocacy

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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    Zoology

    USD 33,424 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the biology of marine animal species and phyla, with reference to their molecular and cellular systems, anatomy, physiology, and adaptation. Includes instruction in molecular and cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, ecology and behaviour, evolutionary biology, and applications to specific species and phyla.

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Rankings

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    SchoolApply Ranking 433
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 341

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1030

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    College of Charleston (CofC) offers a number of renewable 4-years scholarships for international students some of which include the Top Merit Scholarship, the International Student Scholar Scholarship, And the Charleston International Student Scholarship.

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    Established in 1770

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    CofC is also ranked among the top 336 colleges by Forbes, 2018

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