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With small class sizes and world-class faculty, there are endless possibilities for growth at CIU.
We offer degree programs that fit your life...
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.
Learn how to share the Gospel cross-culturally while earning your Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies online at Columbia International University.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...