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A photo of an online student wearing a denim shirt and holding an orange coffee cup.

Master of Education

The online Master of Education degree program at CIU is perfect for working educators who want to prepare for a role in education leadership.

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A student looking at a laptop and taking notes.

Intercultural Studies

Learn how to share the Gospel cross-culturally while earning your Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies online at Columbia International University.

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Medical student in a professional setting.

Healthcare Administration

Earn your Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) degree, and boost your qualifications to fill critical roles in the fast-growing healthcare industry. In only 15 months, you will gain a holistic understanding of the healthcare administration field and be well prepared to lead healthcare organizations in any setting.

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Three nursing students holding clinical tools.

Nursing (RN-BSN)

Take your next step and open the door to advanced nursing positions with CIU’s RN-BSN program - designed for the licensed registered nurse who has an Associate degree or diploma in Nursing and is seeking their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Earth Day 2021 at the Governor's Mansion: CIU President Dr. Mark A. Smith, Gov. Henry McMaster, Tom Mullikin, CIU Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston Ph.D. student mitigating SC floods with statewide tree-planting
Earth Day 2021 at the Governor's Mansion: CIU President Dr. Mark A. Smith, Gov. Henry McMaster, Tom Mullikin, CIU Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston

Ph.D. student mitigating SC floods with statewide tree-planting

A Columbia International University doctoral student is once again championing the planting of over three million trees across all 46 South Carolina counties.

Tom Mullikin, the chairman of the S.C. Floodwater Commission (SCFC), is leading the way as  the SCFC plans its second-annual planting of pine tree seeds and saplings...

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"Depression keeps me desperate for Jesus' strength and grace ..." -Dr. Terry Powell Dealing with depression during the holidays
"Depression keeps me desperate for Jesus' strength and grace ..." -Dr. Terry Powell

Dealing with depression during the holidays

CIU professor emeritus offers advice in interview

Eternal Perspective Ministries with Randy Alcorn (known for his book “Heaven”), is highlighting an interview on depression this holiday season with Columbia International University Professor Emeritus Dr. Terry Powell.

Powell is known for openly discussing his own battles with depression and has...

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CIU's Cook School of Business Contractors call on CIU Cook School of Business for assistance as SC receives $6 billion from federal infrastructure bill
CIU's Cook School of Business

Contractors call on CIU Cook School of Business for assistance as SC receives $6 billion from federal infrastructure bill

Scott Adams, the dean of the Columbia International University Cook School of Business was called by local media to outline how the new federal infrastructure bill will benefit South Carolina.

Adams described for WLTX TV how important South Carolina companies such as Michelin, Volvo and BMW have to get...

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CIU Logo above the title "President Smith Update"

CIU President Smith Update

Family & Friends of CIU:

As many of you know, CIU President Mark Smith underwent surgery this afternoon due to a second bout with cancer. We are so thankful for your prayers.

The doctors were able to remove the tumor and a small amount of the kidney with very little...

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