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With small class sizes and world-class faculty, there are endless possibilities for growth at CIU.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Looking for an online MBA that fits your budget and busy lifestyle? Advance your career with CIU’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Finish in 18 months. Apply online today.

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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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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing

At CIU, nursing is a ministry. You will be part of a supportive, Christ-centered community where you will be challenged to think and grow as a moral nurse leader. Experienced clinical faculty will guide your learning towards systems leadership and efficiencies, continuous care improvement, and Christ-like caring and professional growth.

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Moroz meets physical needs. (Photo provided) Ukrainian-Born CIU student returns to his homeland to find an unbroken spirit
Moroz's message: "You are not alone. God has not forgotten you. God loves you. We love you."  (Photo provided)

Ukrainian-Born CIU student returns to his homeland to find an unbroken spirit

A Ukrainian-born Columbia International University student recently returned from a tour of his war-torn homeland where he noted courage is a common thread throughout the country. 

Andrew Moroz is enrolled in CIU’s online Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies (ICS) program and is the pastor of Gospel Community Church in Lynchburg, Virginia...

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Aaron and Jennifer Bishop are congratulated by CIU President Dr. Mark a. Smith. Columbia pastor and wife make headlines earning doctorate degrees at CIU
Aaron and Jennifer Bishop chat with WACH FOX 57 reporter Jay Weaver in The Quad.

Columbia pastor and wife make headlines earning doctorate degrees at CIU

Two of Columbia International University’s most recent graduates say achievement is better when you do it together.

Aaron Bishop, pastor of Grace Christian Church in Columbia, and his wife Jennifer Bishop, celebrated walking the stage of Shortess Chapel, one after the other, at the May commencement ceremonies having each...

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Dr. Josh Waltman (left) celebrates with Dr. David Croteau, the dean of Columbia Biblical Seminary at CIU. Ph.D. in Theological Studies gets high marks from program’s first graduate
Dr. Josh Waltman (right) receives his Ph.D. in Theological Studies from President Dr. Mark A. Smith

Ph.D. in Theological Studies gets high marks from program’s first graduate

The first graduate of Columbia International University’s online Ph.D. in Theological Studies calls the program, “discipleship at a very high level.”

That graduate is Dr. Josh Waltman, 33, who serves as a librarian and adjunct professor at Liberty University.

“I really can’t say enough good about (the program),” said Waltman...

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Dr. Andre Rogers named Dean of Students and Campus Unity Dr. Andre Rogers named Dean of Students and Campus Unity
CIU Dean of Student Life Dr. Andre Rogers

Dr. Andre Rogers named Dean of Students and Campus Unity

Longtime Columbia International University professor Dr. Andre Rogers is CIU’s new dean of students and campus unity.

Rogers, a CIU alumnus, has served at CIU since 1999 originally as a professor of homiletics, spiritual formation, and leadership. In recent years he also took on the roles of special assistant to...

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