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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 22 master’s degree programs and 9 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.

Medical University of South Carolina

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million.

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