College of Charleston Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.81 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 11 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 11,531 (10,468 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 73% part-time, 27% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,450 in-state; $31,748 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The College of Charleston provides a number of masters degree programs. The Masters of Environmental Science degree focuses both on scientific research as well as providing a strong social science background. The class sizes are small which allows for an intimate environment with professors and peers. The faculty make a point to ensure that students are prepared and connected for future careers.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Professors and advisors are always readily available. There is always a way to contact anyone in the program when you have a question or need assistance with academic work or just help choosing what class to take. I was never left stranded when I needed help.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program in Marine Biology is excellent at giving students opportunities to work with state and federal agencies involved in marine research. The professors, as well as the researchers nearby, are always available and willing to help you with research, career, or education questions. With that said however, funding for research and tuition is extremely limited and often times many students have to seek out other part-time jobs to cover tuition costs and living expenses.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The good thing is your are in Charleston, the bad thing is that Charleston is very expensive( rent/ food), a lot of traffic and no or very expensive parking. There are some safety issues with campus (you are in a city) but no more than most. The faculty is available but don't have a lot to offer as far as guidance but the admissions staff was more help than most. I don't know a lot about the network or career support as I am only starting my first year. My biggest complaint so far is that I was told this was "inter-disciplinary" and as of yet I have not found this to be true. I got a good financial aid package so for me the value is good.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- We are exposed to several different types of math and science expectations and experiences that each teacher needs. Cons- Although we are exposed to different types of math and science, we need more higher level math courses offered at the graduate level.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The environmental studies program is very broad and flexible. You choose your focus area, which can be social, educational, policy, or science-based. You're able to tailor the program of study to fit your career goals. This is a huge plus over some of the other, more-structured programs offered. One of the only drawbacks is that because it is so flexible some students squeeze by doing very little and this gives a poor impression of the quality of the program. However, those students who are truly motivated can make it whatever they want it to be and can excel in their field with their custom-made experience in the program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I have the utmost confidence in my graduate program and the staff that has made this program a reality. This is the first year that the College of Charleston is offering their child life specialist masters degree and I am thrilled to part of the inaugural class. Upon completion of the degree, I will be prepared to begin my career as a child life specialist within a hospital or medical setting. I am eager to be able to help children cope and develop while undergoing medical treatment and hospital stays. I look forward to utilizing teaching methods, coping strategies and play therapy to make their experience as pleasant as possible.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The College has a great diversity of faculty available to serve as thesis advisors and committee members. Faculty are greatly invested in student's education and general well being. The college does not offer a full tuition abatement which can make it difficult to afford to attend. The city of Charleston has many diverse aspects to fit nearly everyone's interests.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Excellent education & cultural experience, but city is very busy.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy everything about the Science and Math for Teachers Graduate Program!
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