Learning how to conduct good and valuable research is a vital part of a graduate school education. This is true whether your career path will take you into pure or basic research (advancing knowledge about the human world), applied research (dealing with practical, real-world problems) or neither. Life in the business world, the scientific community, or the nonprofit sector will always be about finding solutions for particular problems. And the most workable solutions are the result of good research.
Graduate students at the College of Charleston are ever involved in research. Some students develop projects based on their personal experience while others partner with local organizations to find solutions to a problem. Increasingly, more master's candidates are taking their studies abroad to conduct research with faculty in remote areas across the world. More often than not, the contributions our graduate students make are important; they are incorporated into policy decisions and frequently have far-reaching significance.
Students are invited to showcase their research each spring at the Graduate Student Research Poster Session. This event introduces the community to the research activities of our students and to their impact on our local, state, and global communities.