College of Charleston

College of Charleston is located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina in the US. The College is a public liberal arts and sciences university. The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, South Carolina capitalises on the clear strengths of our faculty and facilities while focusing on the professional needs of the Charleston community. Our 21 master's degree programs and 10 graduate-level certificate programs prepare students to fill important roles in communities as teachers, scholars, environmentalists, historic preservationists, public administrators, and business leaders. 

  • Average Tuition USD 33,424
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • Students 11,294
  • International Students 1%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 54,901
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

College of Charleston was founded in 1770 and holds the title as the 13th oldest educational institution in the US. The founders of Charleston played important parts in the American Revolution, and three of them were those who signed the Declaration of Independence, another three helped frame the US Constitution. The college has remained committed to providing the best academic facilities to its students. It was in 1992 that the University of Charleston, S.C was founded, offering graduate degreesinover20disciplines.

Our graduate students work closely with the Charleston community and grow from that experience. The intimate scale of our programs and the support of our professors guarantee that.

Faculty here focus on you from the moment you enroll to the day you receive your degree. They will help you design a program of study that challenges and prepares you for the next step – whether that’s a doctoral program or a professional role.

In addition, the size of our programs fosters a unique camaraderie that you won’t find at a larger institution. Despite the intimate scale, you will enjoy interdisciplinary collaboration not only with fellow University of Charleston, S.C. students, but also with those from The Citadel, Clemson University, Charleston School of Law and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Our campus is located in one of the most historic cities in America. Whether you enjoy food, are a lover of history, an avid shopper, an art collector or sports fanatic, there is something within a five-mile radius to satisfy your cravings. Charleston is home to a variety of top tier restaurants and engaging events, including Spoleto Festival USA, the Cooper River Bridge Run, MOJA Arts Festival and Charleston Fashion Week. Charleston is also home to professional soccer, baseball, ice hockey and roller derby teams.

 

  • 01AACSB accredited, accelerated one-year MBA
  • 02Exceptional value and affordable- total cost of MBA program $29,945
  • 03Located in Charleston, South Carolina- rated #1 city in US by readers of Conde Naste Traveler

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.

  • 66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424, USA

    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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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

    The College of Charleston is a state-affiliated institution which means tuition rates differ for resident vs. non-resident students. While our academic fees are less than those of many other institutions in the state and across the nation, we recognize that the cost of attending college in the US is a significant expense in the family budget.

    College of Charleston cannot offer international students need-based financial aid. However, we do review every international application for tuition award scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to international students who have exceptional academic records.

    Please visit the financial aid website for more information about outside scholarships and loans.

    For current tuition information and our Net Price Calculator, please click here.

    For additional information on funding support for international students click here.

    Please note that in order to continue to receive scholarship funds after the first semester, international students will be required to have a valid U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) on record. If you currently have a SSN or ITIN, please mail a hard copy to: College of Charleston, Center for International Education, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.

    Students in F-1 or J-1 status will be assisted by the Center for International Education on the process of applying for an ITIN or an SSN (if the student will be employed). For students in other immigration statuses, please visit the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) ITIN website at www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc857.html and follow the application procedures.

    For general guidance, you may refer to federal regulations included in IRS Publication 970, available on the IRS “Forms and Publications” website (http://www.irs.gov/). Keep in mind, state and foreign individual’s income tax regulations may vary from federal guidelines. For example, if you are not a U.S. resident, the College of Charleston may be required to withhold taxes from your award. Please consult with an outside tax advisor if you are uncertain of the implications of this award on your personal tax situation. The College is not responsible for any taxes that may arise from this award, and does not provide tax advice.

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    The Center for International Education (CIE) is the primary contact for future and current international students. The professional staff is available to answer questions and help with questions or problems CIE serves as a resource on immigration matters, a liaison to other campus services and also assists with personal adjustment to life in the U.S.

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