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The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, South Carolina

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences college located in the heart of Charleston, S.C. In 1992, the College, by state statute, created its graduate school, the University of Charleston, South Carolina, which hosts approximately 1,000 graduate students each year. The Grad School offers 23 master’s degree programs and 10 graduate-level certificate programs. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the College of Charleston No. 8 among Southern public regional universities who offer masters-level programs and No. 5 overall public schools within the South.

For more information about The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, South Carolina visit gradschool.cofc.edu.

The Citadel Graduate College

Founded in 1842, the Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel, is located in Charleston and is noted for its educational reputation and rich history. To meet the needs of local residents and businesses, The Citadel offers graduate degrees and certificate programs, hosting around 1,000 students attending classes in a civilian evening and online format. While separate and distinct from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets in its operations, the Graduate College retains the institution’s core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect, and its commitment to developing and equipping principled leaders.

The Citadel Graduate College offers 31 degree programs and 25 graduate certificates, with classes offered in the evening (and, in some cases, online) to accommodate the professional schedule of non-traditional students. For the 9th consecutive year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 public college in the Southern Region – with offerings up to a master’s level and is currently ranked at No. 2 overall in the South when private and public institutions are combined.

Current graduate programs taught at the Lowcountry Graduate Center include:

For more information about The Citadel Graduate College visit www.citadel.edu/graduatecollege.

The Graduate School at the University of South Carolina

Founded in 1801 as the Palmetto State College and recharted as a university in 1906, The University of South Carolina is a premier academic and research institution that boasts award-winning students, renowned faculty, and some of the best doctoral programs in the country – according to the National Research Council. The Carnegie Foundation lists USC as a “very high-level” research university—the only one of this kind in South Carolina. The Carnegie Foundation has also given USC its prestigious Community Engagement Classification, which highlights UofSC’s collaboration with its local, state, national, and global communities, making UofSC one of only 40 public universities to receive both designations from the Carnegie Foundation. The Graduate School at the UofSC offers 250+ degree and certificate programs, with students hailing from all 50 states and 83 different countries.

Current graduate programs taught at the Lowcountry Graduate Center include:

For more information about The Graduate School at the University of South Carolina visit www.gradschool.sc.edu.

South Carolina State University

Founded in 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. The university has been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology, and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state.

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at SC State comprises of 11 degree programs and two graduate certificates. SC State University is the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to be ranked as an over performing college in the U.S. and is ranked No. 29 among national public HBCU’s by U.S. News & World Report.

Current graduate programs taught at the Lowcountry Graduate Center include:

For more information about South Carolina State University visit www.scsu.edu/schoolofgraduatestudies.aspx.

Medical University of South Carolina

Founded in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the southern United States. As a state university, located in Charleston, South Carolina, and almost 200 years spent in medical education, the Medical University was one of the first in the nation to establish an infirmary specifically for teaching purposes. The Medical University of South Carolina hosts around 3,000 students and is nationally ranked in the top 10 for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Medical University of SC holds a population of over 17,000 clinicians, faculty, staff, and students who provide groundbreaking education, research, technology, and patient care. The U.S. News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year has ranked MUSC Health as No. 1 hospital in South Carolina.

For more information about Medical University of South Carolina visit www.musc.edu.