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Graduate Programs


Charleston Southern University offers six graduate programs in business, nursing, education and criminal justice including: 

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (traditional and online)

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree at Charleston Southern University is taught by full-time School of Business graduate faculty. The MA focuses entirely on cultivating leadership skills for professionals who need to learn how to more effectively manage people in business, non-profits, or government. Special attention is given to critical leadership competencies including personal growth, interpersonal skills, communication, alignment of values, organizational change, and executive decision making. The degree is available entirely online, in evening classes, or in a blended format.

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Master of Business Administration
(traditional and online)

The MBA program is designed with the working professional in mind. Students can take courses in the classroom, online or hybrid courses. On-campus courses are offered one night a week. Small class sizes ensure individual attention from our experienced professors. Online courses are geared to provide motivated learners greater flexibility. A typical online course consists of reading, discussion, papers, online quizzes and tests. Though students are not required to be online at a certain time, there are deadlines for assignments. A blended format is also available. 

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Master of Education

The Master of Education prepares aspiring administrators and educators to educate an increasingly diverse student body to higher academic standards in P-12 schools. 

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice
 (traditional and online)

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the nature of crime and society's reaction to it and the various components of the criminal justice system. The program of study enhances professional development for those seeking managerial and leadership roles as well as preparing students seeking to enter law school or complete a doctoral degree.

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Master of Science in Organizational Management 

The Master of Science in Organizational Management at Charleston Southern University is designed for career-minded professionals interested in developing leadership and management skills that will enable you to successfully compete in tomorrow's global business world.

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Master of Science in Nursing 

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator program is an online faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the faculty/nurse educator roles within the health care setting. The curriculum prepares graduates to develop and evaluate curriculum and to effectively implement innovative teaching strategies using multiple learning formats while emphasizing the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of the art of nursing.

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