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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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Students organized the distribution of winter coats as cold weather began to settle in over Georgia. A “concentrated” effort: Ministering to refugees over one square mile
The students enjoyed a daily run for coffee at the Refuge Coffee Co. as they learned more about the refugees they were serving.

A “concentrated” effort: Ministering to refugees over one square mile

The tiny Atlanta suburb of Clarkston, Georgia is just one square mile, but with about 120 languages spoken there, it is the most densely populated one square mile of refugees anywhere in America.

That’s where a group of students from Columbia International University travelled the week of Jan. 17 to...

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"I feel like we've grown a lot going into last year because we went to the World Series." World Series champion Rams gaining media attention heading into new season
CIU Baseball Coach Jonathan Johnson chats with WACH FOX 57.

World Series champion Rams gaining media attention heading into new season

The reigning NCCAA World Series winners are back in action and setting new goals for the new season.

That’s the headline from Columbia TV station WACH FOX 57 as reporter Amanda Poole visited a pre-season practice for the Columbia International University Rams baseball team. The Rams are looking to top...

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Rosana Casco McIntosh in her studio in Neptune Beach, Florida Alumna credits CIU for influencing her popular artwork
"Lady in Pink"

Alumna credits CIU for influencing her popular artwork

Paraguay-born artist Rosana Casco McIntosh takes delight in sharing that she got through her Columbia International University Seminary course on The Prophets by creating drawings that illustrated the personalities of each prophet, their acts and the timeline of events in their lives. This creative “doodling”  later informed much of her...

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Professor Becky Kilgus, director of CIU's Bachelor of Music Education Enroll now for CIU’s new Bachelor of Music Education
The B.M.E. equips students with the skills and background knowledge needed to become effective music educators while fulfilling CIU’s mission to “educate people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.”

Enroll now for CIU’s new Bachelor of Music Education

Delivering a biblical message through music can be powerful. Teaching music to others from a biblical worldview can multiply the impact.

That’s why Columbia International University is adding a Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) to its growing list of undergraduate degrees.

The B.M.E. equips students with the skills and background...

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