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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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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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Photo of an online student using a laptop in a home or casual office environment.

Theological Studies

CIU’s 100% online Master of Arts in Theological Studies offers you an in-depth study of Bible and theology, preparing you to explain, interpret and apply Scripture.

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Lt. Leon Roden (left) is commended by CIU Security Chief Scott Deal during Chapel as the Ambassador Choir looks on.  (Photos by Kierston Smith) CIU Security Officer Commended for Act of Valor
Lt. Leon Roden (left) is commended by CIU Security Chief Scott Deal during Chapel as the Ambassador Choir looks on.  (Photos by Kierston Smith)

CIU Security Officer Commended for Act of Valor

A Columbia International University security officer is commended for “exhibiting exceptional courage” when he protected a woman and her children from aggressive dogs that had strayed on to the campus.

Lt. Leon Roden was honored by Security Chief Scott Deal with CIU’s first ever “Law Enforcement Act of Valor” during...

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WalletHub ranks CIU among the best in South Carolina (Photos by Kierston Smith) WalletHub: CIU ranks in the Top 5 in SC
WalletHub ranks CIU among the best in South Carolina (Photos by Kierston Smith)

WalletHub: CIU ranks in the Top 5 in SC

Columbia International University gets high marks in the annual WalletHub survey of colleges and universities coming in at #5 among South Carolina colleges and universities and ahead of other Christian schools in the state.

To help college-bound seniors make the most informed school choices, WalletHub compared over 1,000 colleges and...

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Michael Boulware speaks in CIU's Shortess Chapel.  Michael Boulware: Sexual Purity is Possible
Michael Boulware speaks in CIU's Shortess Chapel.

Michael Boulware: Sexual Purity is Possible

By Alex Brickey

CIU Student Writer

“I’m not a pastor. I’m just a guy who loves sports and I’m crazy about Jesus.” That’s how Michael Boulware, former NFL standout for the Seattle Seahawks opened Chapel as guest speaker.  

Boulware was drafted by Seattle in the second round of the...

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The CIU online RN-BSN nursing program is ready for you! Enroll now for faith-integrated online RN-BSN program
The CIU online RN-BSN nursing program is ready for you!

Enroll now for faith-integrated online RN-BSN program

A faith-integrated nursing program that offers registered nurses the opportunity to advance their careers with an online Bachelor of Science degree, is being offered by Columbia International University beginning in January.

CIU’s RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program is unique from many other programs, offering a missions-focused Capstone clinical...

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