About The Graduate School


From Day One, you are a colleague. Your ideas are vital to the discussion and your research matters. Our students work closely with the Charleston community and grow from that experience. The intimate scale of our programs and the support of our professors guarantee that.

Faculty here focus on you from the moment you enroll to the day you receive your degree. They will help you design a program of study that challenges and prepares you for the next step – whether that’s a doctoral program or a professional role.

In addition, the size of our programs fosters a unique camaraderie that you won’t find at a larger institution. Despite the intimate scale, you will enjoy interdisciplinary collaboration not only with fellow University of Charleston, S.C. students, but also with those from The Citadel, Clemson University, Charleston School of Law and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Our campus is located in one of the most historic cities in America. Whether you enjoy food, are a lover of history, an avid shopper, an art collector or sports fanatic, there is something within a five-mile radius to satisfy your cravings. Charleston is home to a variety of top tier restaurants and engaging events, including Spoleto Festival USA, the Cooper River Bridge Run, MOJA Arts Festival and Charleston Fashion Week. Charleston is also home to professional soccer, baseball, ice hockey and roller derby teams.

Charleston is not just a hot spot for tourists. It is a dynamic port city that provides a living laboratory for many of our academic programs. Take the time to explore them all.

Each year, private support to the University of Charleston, South Carolina plays a critical role in preserving quality education, student life and affordability. Private support touches every corner of campus from scholarships to research funds for faculty to cutting-edge technology. Private support is more important now than ever. Join us in becoming good stewards of this extraordinary institution. Your support will influence students, faculty, staff, and the campus.