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What programs do you offer?

Charleston Southern University offers nine graduate degree programs in the fields of business, criminal justice, education, computer science, Christian studies, nursing and athletic training.

Where can I go to see more detailed information regarding the program I am interested in?

How do I get started?

First, you need to go to CSU's Online Application and apply for our graduate program of your interest. Then you will send the needed documents for your acceptance.

Does CSU offer online, distance learning graduate degrees?

Yes! We offer many different delivery methods. We understand most of our graduate students are working full time during the day and attending school in the evening.  Programs in Business, Leadership, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Christian Studies, Analytics, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Management, and Nursing can be completed entirely online.  MSN students are required to come to campus two times, once during orientation and once during the practicum. The MBA, MA in Leadership, and MSCJ can also be completed entirely on campus or in a combination of online and face to face classes. The Education and Human Resource Management programs must be completed in a combination of online and face to face classes.  Biology and Athletic Training must be completed entirely on campus.  

Are your programs accredited?

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Charleston Southern University.

Charleston Southern University has received specialized accreditation for its MBA  program offered by the College of Business through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The Master of Business Administration with emphases in Accounting, Finance, Leadership, Management Information Systems, and General Management is accredited by the IACBE.  For a complete listing of programs accredited by the IACBE.

The MSN degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN). 

The MEd degree program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

What are your tuition rates?

Please refer to our financial aid information for the most up-to-date rates.

When are classes offered, and when can I start?

Our graduate level courses for the MBA, MA, MSHR, and MSCJ programs are offered in the evening beginning at 6 p.m. Courses meet one night a week during the fall and spring semesters. Our graduate level courses for the MEd program are designed to accommodate the working educator's schedule. Our education graduate students begin classes in the evenings and online. Some courses will require Saturday sessions. 

Most programs allow students to begin graduate school at the beginning of any semester.  Our semesters include Fall, Spring, Maymester, Extended Maymester, Summer I and Summer II terms.  MSN students may begin the MSN cohort in May and August of each year, depending on their educational background.  Athletic training students may begin in the summer term of each year.

What is required to be a full-time or part-time graduate student at CSU?

In order to maintain full-time enrollment status, you will need to be enrolled in at least six credit hours (typically 2 courses). Part-time status is simply a student enrolled in less than six hours. Most of our graduate students are enrolled in six credit hours per major semester.