The Lowcountry Graduate Center (LGC) is a state-funded organization dedicated to providing Charleston-area residents with convenient access to graduate-level academic programs, certificate courses and continuing education.

In partnership with top-rated universities, the LGC offers both degree and certificate programs in a growing number of subject areas, including education, engineering, social work, business, health, and community wellness.

Our current programs are offered through our founding institutions: the College of CharlestonThe Citadel, and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Recognizing that an educated populace is a key to economic growth and well-being, the LGC works with trusted thought leaders – business leaders, major employers, and academic institutions – throughout the tri-county to identify which certificates and degrees will help meet the workforce needs in the Lowcountry region.

The LGC aims to ensure local students have access to the resources necessary for career advancement. If a required program is not available through our current partners, the LGC has the ability to develop further partnerships.