The Graduate School at Charleston Southern University offers more than 15 graduate programs and one doctoral program that are designed to meet employment needs in our rapidly growing region. To accommodate your busy lifestyle, courses are offered online, in the classroom or a hybrid of both. Our broad range of programs include physician assistant, business, education, criminal justice, nursing, computer science, athletic training, counseling and biology.

Areas of Study

Athletic Training

Athletic Training

The first professional master’s program in the state of South Carolina, Charleston Southern University’s athletic training program prepares students to become well-rounded, clinically sound, professional certified athletic trainers.

Degrees Format
Athletic Training (M AT) On-campus

Biology

Biology

The Master of Science in biology program is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the knowledge of biological theory, lab techniques and experimental design and is structured so that it can be completed in a one-year process.

Degrees Format
Biology (MS) On-campus

Business

Business

Receive a professional business degree with options of on-campus, online or hybrid delivery. Learn what is needed to work in the business industry with integrity, morality and competency.

Degrees Format
General Business (MBA) Online & On-campus
General Business (10-month MBA) Online

Business Analytics

Business Analytics

The Master of Science in business analytics prepares graduates with critical skills necessary to succeed in the emerging field of data science. The Charleston Southern online curriculum emphasizes effective analytical techniques, data mining, business analysis and modeling, analytic decision-making and more.

Degrees Format
Business Analytics (MS) Online

Clinical Counseling

Clinical Counseling

The Master of Science in clinical counseling at Charleston Southern University is a terminal degree intended to prepare you to engage in the practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor. It is designed to educate compassionate and highly motivated individuals who will excel in providing client-centered mental healthcare, practicing as agents of change, serving as leaders […]

Degrees Format
Clinical Counseling (MS) On-campus

Computer Science

Computer Science

The Master of Science in computer science degree is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the technical fundamentals of computer science architecture, database, networking and software engineering. We pair the fundamental knowledge of computer science with cutting edge technology — allowing students immediate application in the workplace. Faculty are always available and easy to […]

Degrees Format
Computer Science (MS) Online & On-campus

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in criminal justice program provides an advanced understanding of the nature, causes and consequences of crime; society’s reaction to criminal and delinquent behavior; and the three major components (law enforcement, courts and corrections) of the criminal justice system.  Available in traditional and fully online formats, the degree poses a myriad of benefits […]

Degrees Format
Criminal Justice (MS) Online & On-campus

Education

Education

Impact the next generation. CSU has a long history of strong teacher education. Explore our master’s and doctoral programs designed for working professionals.

Degrees Format
Education (MEd) Online
Education in Leadership (EdD) On-campus

Healthcare

Healthcare

Earn a graduate degree to advance your career. Charleston Southern’s graduate programs in healthcare management allow those working in various medical roles to advance their career in a particular specialty. CSU has a strong reputation within the regional healthcare community.

Degrees Format
Business – Healthcare Management emphasis (MBA) Online and Hybrid
Business – Healthcare Management emphasis (10-month MBA) Online

Human Resources

Human Resources

Overall employment for workers in human resource management positions is expected to grow much faster than the average for all other professions, with a 22 percent growth rate over the next 10 years. Learn more about our programs that prepare you for advancement in the human resources field.

Degrees Format
Human Resource Management (MS) Online & On-campus

Leadership

Leadership

The Doctor of Education in leadership, by design, is not solely for educators. Our current students represent a diverse number of professions and fields, to include civil and municipal organizations, the military, healthcare, education and numerous other roles in both the public and private sector. 

Degrees Format
Education in Leadership (EdD) On-campus

Management

Management

The Charleston Southern Master of Science in management degree provides students with deeper knowledge of the critical components required to succeed in today’s competitive business environment. The management curriculum dives deep into critical thinking, leadership, ethics, analytics, entrepreneurship, talent management, innovation and more.

Degrees Format
Management (MS) Online

Nursing

Nursing

Getting your Master of Science in nursing from Charleston Southern University offers you the flexibility and support you need to pursue continued education while working. This program offers five-week intensive classes where you are only engaged in one class at a time so that you can focus on the material at hand. Teaching projects and […]

Degrees Format
Nursing (MS) Online

Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

The Master of Arts in organizational leadership at Charleston Southern University focuses on cultivating leadership skills for professionals who need to learn how to more effectively lead and manage people in business, nonprofits or government. Courses are offered year-round with the options of on-campus, online or hybrid delivery methods each semester.

Degrees Format
Organizational Leadership (MA) Online & On-campus

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Charleston Southern University is 2.5 years of hands-on and interactive education that will allow graduates to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination. All faculty hold a doctoral degree and teach students to incorporate contemporary evidence with interprofessional collaboration to be leaders in the profession.

Degrees Format
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) On-campus

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

The Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Charleston Southern University consists of didactic and clinical academic work. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for physician assistants through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and will be able to apply […]

Degrees Format
Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (PA) On-campus

Project Management

Project Management

Students with a project management degree often work for manufacturing companies, government contracting and government sectors, military logistics and operations. With a ranking of #1 in South Carolina as Best Online Bachelor’s Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2019), the Bachelor of Science in project management is the perfect choice for working professionals.

Degrees Format
Project Management (MS) Online

Public Safety

Public Safety

The Master of Science in public safety management program prepares students to effectively manage and lead public safety agencies in a supervisory position. Available in traditional and fully online formats, the degree poses a myriad of benefits for students. Today public safety is paramount when it comes to cities and communities throughout America. After the […]

Degrees Format
Public Safety Management (MS) Online & On-campus

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Charleston Southern’s graduate degrees in supply chain management give you the skills and abilities to think in concert about the people, processes and technologies required for world-class integrated supply chain management. Supply chain managers are responsible for synchronizing the flow of products, information and funds between their organizations and both their suppliers and customers in […]

Degrees Format
Supply Chain Management (MS) Online
Business – Supply Chain Management emphasis (MBA) Online & On-campus

The Graduate School

Advance Your Career.

We know what it’s like to go back to school. Earning a master’s degree is often a step in advancing your career. Our Graduate Admissions team will work with you through the application and financial aid process – we’ll even help you compare programs if you need.

I have learned countless lessons both academic and spiritual in nature. Higher education in nursing not only gives us the opportunity to positively influence those in our communities, but through education and leadership we empower others to do the same. When I set out to become a nurse, my goal was to improve others’ situations by showing them the hope we have in Christ. This program has furthered my opportunities to pursue the why behind becoming a nurse. These lessons will guide us as we begin our careers as nurse leaders and educators.

Alex Stoddard ’18 / MSN

Financial Aid

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Providing a path to affordable, high-quality education.

At CSU we offer a variety of financial aid options for adult learners. Learn more about loan options, tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, VA funding and payment plans.

Housing and Dining

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ON CAMPUS OPTIONS

Convenient, affordable dining

Dining on campus isn’t just for the undergraduate student. Our Dining Hall offers a wide variety of options every day. Anyone can buy dining dollars and save!

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ON CAMPUS OPTIONS

Housing for the graduate student

Graduate student housing is available in our newest residence hall! Enjoy suite-style rooms and amenities.