The Graduate School of the College of Charleston
Dear Students and Prospective Students:
Welcome to the Graduate School of the College of Charleston!
Charleston, located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry, is a fantastic place to undertake graduate study. Our master's degrees and certificate programs take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by the people, institutions and environment of the area and offer the specialized knowledge and training sought by professionals living and working in the region. Because of the superb credentials of our faculty and relatively small size of our programs, graduate students enjoy close personal relationships with their mentors and have diverse opportunities for scholarly research and experiential learning. Faculty are eager to work with students inside and outside the classroom. We encourage students to engage in research and to attend academic conferences with us. The Graduate School has established special grants for student research and presentation projects and encourages faculty to include graduate students in grant proposals.
As the College's core values affirm, students, faculty and staff exhibit a high level of social responsibility and share a commitment to local, national and global communities. We look forward not only to your contributions to the intellectual life of our academic community in the next few years, but also to those future contributions you will make to the development of the city, state and world as alumnae/i.
Our website is designed to answer questions you may have about program requirements and regulations, Graduate School personnel and contact information, research grants and presentation opportunities, financial aid, student employment, and campus and community life. If you cannot find the information you need using our website, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate School Officein person, by phone or by email. You can also follow our blog and numerous Twitter accounts and become our fan on Facebook. We have a wonderful staff that is eager to get to know you personally and to assist you in making your graduate experience at the College of Charleston an exciting and productive time of intellectual and personal growth.
On behalf of everyone in the Graduate School, I wish you the best in your upcoming studies.
Amy Thompson McCandless
Dean of the Graduate School