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With small class sizes and world-class faculty, there are endless possibilities for growth at CIU.
We offer degree programs that fit your life...
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.
Learn how to share the Gospel cross-culturally while earning your Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies online at Columbia International University.
Earn your Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) degree, and boost your qualifications to fill critical roles in the fast-growing healthcare industry. In only 15 months, you will gain a holistic understanding of the healthcare administration field and be well prepared to lead healthcare organizations in any setting.
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.
CIU Psychology professor offers holiday tips on handling awkward dinner conversations
Keeping peace around the dinner table can be a challenge during the holiday season. That’s why the local media called on a professor from the Columbia International University Psychology program for some advice.
WLTX TV in Columbia visited campus to talk to Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Paula K. Whitaker...
Dealing with depression during the holidays
CIU professor emeritus offers advice in interview
Eternal Perspective Ministries with Randy Alcorn (known for his book “Heaven”), is highlighting an interview on depression this holiday season with Columbia International University Professor Emeritus Dr. Terry Powell.
Powell is known for openly discussing his own battles with depression and has...
Contractors call on CIU Cook School of Business for assistance as SC receives $6 billion from federal infrastructure bill
Scott Adams, the dean of the Columbia International University Cook School of Business was called by local media to outline how the new federal infrastructure bill will benefit South Carolina.
Adams described for WLTX TV how important South Carolina companies such as Michelin, Volvo and BMW have to get...
Catching Up with Paul Tripp - Meeting His Wife at CIU, Becoming a Writer and Favorite College Class
Pastor, speaker and award-winning author Paul Tripp calls an education at Columbia International University “a huge gift.”
Tripp graduated from CIU, then called Columbia Bible College, in 1972 with a degree in Bible and Christian Education. With more than 30 books and video series on Christian living, Tripp’s driving passion is...