The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Administration provides students a solid grounding in essential principles and practices in business. Many students continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a Business Administration Major, and ultimately a Master of Arts in Business Administration (MBA).
The purpose of the Associates of Arts degree with no concentration is to provide students with a professional program in which they may combine study from a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit their individual needs and professional goals. Earn your AA in General Studies and continue your education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a General Studies Major.
<p>The Associate of Arts in Healthcare Administration provides students a solid grounding in essential principles and practices in healthcare administration. Many students continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a Healthcare Administration major and ultimately a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.</p>
Prepare for your career in Human Services with an online Associate of Arts degree from Columbia International University. Speak with admissions about earning your AA in Human Services today.
<p>This unique program allows you to complete two degrees in five years: a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Theology and a Master of Divinity in the concentration of your choice. You can maximize your time and minimize the cost of your theological education without sacrificing the quality of your experience. A faculty mentor will guide you through the process and a cohort of fellow students will encourage you along the way. The program combines rigorous academic study with practical ministry experience to prepare you for a lifetime of effective ministry service.</p>
The B.A. in TESOL prepares professional teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Earn a BA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from CIU.
The Business Administration program equips you with business and cross-cultural leadership skills imperative for success in our globalized economy.
Earn your BS in Business Administration degree completely online from Columbia International University. You will get the practical and professional skills needed to achieve your business career goals in the United States or abroad.
Develop specialized knowledge and skills to serve effectively as a staff member in a local church with concentrations in Pastoral Ministry, Discipleship Ministry or Children's Ministry.
Explore cinematography, video editing, motion graphics, audio recording, and script writing and gain valuable experience in both production and postproduction settings.
Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management from CIU and learn to minister following a crises and natural disaster.
The General Studies program provides you with biblically-based courses that you can combine with a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit your individual needs or ministry goals.
<p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science degree prepares working professionals to assume roles as dynamic leaders in the healthcare industry. This degree in healthcare administration equips students to fulfill God’s purposes as leaders in global healthcare systems, care facilities and ministries utilizing mobile clinics, and other means, to meet physical and spiritual needs.</span></span></span></span></p>
An online Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service prepares students for jobs in social service and government agencies, group homes, hospitals, etc. Speak with admissions about a BS in Human Services online.
The BS in Human Services degree program prepares students to engage in human services careers in settings such as hospitals, clinics, treatment centers, and government agencies. Earn a Bachelors in Human Services with CIU.
Experience what it is like to live in a needy society and learn the skills to cope with a Bachelor of Science in International Community Development.
You will develop cross-cultural communication and ministry skills, and gain personal experience in Middle Eastern life and culture as you study for one year in Israel.
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's Psychology major equips students with a degree from a biblical perspective to research and address the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, church/mission, and Christian counseling settings.
Earn a Bachelors in Social Media Strategy and be equipped to coordinate communication between organizations and individuals. The social media strategist major will help students understand how to better utilize social media to drive effective marketing campaigns. Learn more about the Social Media Bachelors degree at CIU.
<p>The Teacher Education program offers an early childhood (PreK-third grade) and elementary (second to sixth grade) education licensure that leads not only to a bachelor’s degree, but also a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in five years. During the undergraduate program, you may explore other fields of study by choosing a variety of electives such as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Psychology, Youth Ministry, Teaching Bible, and English.</p>
CIU's major in Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture equips you to reach the next generation through evangelization and discipling youth and their families.
The M.A. in Addictions Counseling provides graduates with general counseling knowledge and skills along with specialized knowledge and skills in addictions counseling that would lead to licensure as an addictions counselor in SC and other states.
If you want a deeper understanding and knowledge of Scripture to enhance biblical preaching and teaching, apply now for CIU’s online Master of Arts in Bible Exposition program. The MA in Bible Exposition equips you to practice sound exegesis and exposition of the biblical text.
Earn a Master of Arts in Bible Teaching from CIU and you'll develop the ministry skill of teaching Bible in Christian and public schools and in other areas of Christian work. If you are looking to improve your Bible teaching skills, learn more about our MA in Bible Teaching.
The online Master of Arts in Care and Counseling online at Columbia International University prepares you to care for the emotional and spiritual needs of others from a biblical perspective in cross-cultural settings. If you are looking for an online counseling degree, learn more about our MA in Care and Counseling online.
Get the training you need to become a chaplain through the online Master of Arts in Chaplaincy program at Columbia International University. The online M.A. in Chaplaincy prepares you to serve as a chaplain in the military, healthcare, sports, public safety and other areas.
The Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program at CIU facilitates the growth of Christian students into professional Christian counselors. If you are looking for a Christian counseling program, request info about our MA in Clinical Counseling.
Learn the skills and knowledge needed to respond to natural disasters and crises with an online Master's degree in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management from CIU. Our online emergency relief program will prepare you to minister to those affected by these events.
The Master of Arts in Global Migration Studies (M.A. GMS) provides students with an understanding of global migration and the cultural, economic, and spiritual impact on peoples on the move. The online Global Migration program further equips students to work in refugee resettlement, and minister to asylum seekers, international students and other immigrants.
Learn how to share the Gospel cross-culturally while earning your Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies online at Columbia International University.
The online Master of Arts in Ministry Studies trains you in biblical, ministry and leadership principles to help you become a more effective minister, pastor, or disciple.
The M.A. in Missiological Studies provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to engage, encourage, and support people from another culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It prepares you for life and work in a multicultural world. Learn more about our online Missiological Studies degree. This degree is designed with our Chinese students in mind
A master’s degree in Muslim-Christian Relations prepares you for ministry in the Muslim world. You’ll get an understanding of the Muslim culture, traditions, and worldview to effectively share the Gospel.
<p>The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program seeks to create a learning environment that provides models, growth experiences, and communities of practice for equipping Christian educators. The entire early childhood and elementary school curricula are addressed, and graduates are eligible for initial state licensure recommendation for elementary education (2nd-6th grade) with an add-on in early childhood (PreK-3rd grade) in South Carolina as well as with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). The program is designed to meet your scheduling needs.</p>
CIU’s Master of Arts in TESOL is conveniently offered online and on campus. With this degree, you'll get the skills needed to effectively teach English to non-English speakers. If you are looking for a TESOL degree online, speak with admissions today.
CIU’s 100% online Master of Arts in Theological Studies offers you an in-depth study of Bible and theology, preparing you to explain, interpret and apply Scripture.
Is it your desire to become a youth pastor, minister or worker? CIU’s online or on campus MA in Youth Ministry degree program trains you to evangelize and disciple children, teens, young adults and their families.
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.
Specialize in Finance while earning your MBA 100% online with Columbia International University. Position yourself as a leader in the corporate world with forward-thinking approaches to accounting and economic strategy.
<p>An MBA with a concentration in healthcare management can give you several advantages, including credentials to move into leadership roles, greater earning potential, and entry into a growing industry. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the number of medical and health service manager jobs will grow by 20% through 2026. Furthermore, salaries for professionals in the healthcare management field often reach up to six figures.</p>
With an M.Div. in Care and Counseling, you could serve in a counseling, family life, or shepherding ministry in a church, para-church, or cross-cultural ministry setting.
<p>In our ever-changing world, ministry must meet people where they are — the workplace. That’s where the Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy) comes in, training you to minister on-site at organizations and businesses. People spend 30 to 40 percent of their lives at work, and chaplains help ensure that time is not devoid of spiritual guidance and support.</p>
Earn a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Ministry Studies from CIU, a Christian university in Columbia, South Carolina. Earn your MDiv in Ministry Studies today.
CIU's Master of Divinity in Missiological Studies program prepares students to serve cross-culturally in a local church or with an international agency. Earn your M.Div. in Global Studies at CIU.
Earn a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Muslim-Christian Relations from CIU, a Christian university in Columbia, South Carolina.
Advance your education career with the online Master of Education in Early Childhood from CIU. If you are looking for an online early childhood education program, speak with admissions today.
The Educational Administration concentration provides opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the broad scope of Christian school administrative responsibilities.
The Master of Education in Instruction and Learning equips graduates for leadership roles as teachers or instructional supervisors. Complete your MED degree 100% online at Columbia International University in just 15 months.
The Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) is a fully online, asynchronous degree program that prepares working professionals to assume roles as dynamic leaders.
The MPA is centered on the CIU’s core concepts of preparing graduates for leadership and service. With focus areas such as ethics, values, and seeking the common good, the MPA program equips graduates to address contemporary public challenges.
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.
The Doctor of Ministerial Leadership degree offers professional ministers the opportunity to reflect on their practice of leadership from diverse strategic perspectives. It challenges practitioners from a variety of ministry contexts to grow in their own spiritual maturity, strengthen their personal and professional ethic, and develop a biblical approach to their practice of leadership.
The PhD in Biblical Studies program is for those who want to teach in post-secondary theological higher education both nationally and internationally. If you want to earn a Biblical Studies PhD online, speak with CIU today.
Earn your PhD in Educational Leadership 100% online at Columbia International University. Taught from a biblical perspective, the online PhD in Educational Leadership prepares you for administrative positions in public or private schools.
The Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program prepares students for careers in higher education, mission organizations, and government. If you are looking for an online Intercultural Studies degree, speak with CIU today.
The PhD in Organizational Leadership online degree program features a 12-hour foundation that includes Steward Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Team Building and Governance courses. If you are looking for an online Organizational Leadership PhD, speak with CIU today.
<h2>Complete your doctoral degree in Practical Theology</h2>
<p>The Practical Theology concentration encompasses the broad areas of Chaplaincy, Preaching, Pastoral Theology, and Moral Theology. In this concentration, you may choose to focus your research in any of the major areas of practical theology. If you want to make an original and significant contribution to your area of study and, as a result, contribute to a more accurate understanding of the message of Christ as found in Scripture, the Practical Theology concentration is for you.</p>
The Theological Studies concentration encompasses the broad areas of Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, and Apologetics. If you want to make an original and significant contribution to your area of study and, as a result, contribute to the understanding of a theologically-informed biblical worldview, earn your PhD in Theological Studies online with CIU.
<p>The Biology Minor provides an introduction to the vast field of biology. After completing the minor, students should be able to do the following:</p>
<ul><li>Articulate the fundamental principles of biology and the scientific process.</li>
<li>Explain key concepts related to the field of microbiology.</li>
<li>Discuss basic principles of the field of genetics.</li>
</ul><p><strong>Your Next Step</strong></p>
<p>The Health and Nutrition minor provides students with the foundation of knowledge in how diet and exercise impact personal health, food composition, and disease prevention. Students will also be prepared to sit for the International Society of Sports Nutrition certification to become a Sports Nutrition Specialist (ISSN-SNS).</p>
<p><strong>Your Next Step</strong></p>
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor develops knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language in a wide variety of cross-cultural and educational settings, offering a variety of ministry opportunities, as well.
CIU's Bible certificate program surveys the entire Bible and lays a foundation in basic doctrine and principles for Christian life and ministry, and a biblical worldview. The program satisfies the requirement of many missions organizations for one year of biblical studies.
The Bible and Theology Certificate offers you a solid biblical-theological foundation. The credits you earn can be applied towards a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts seminary programs through Columbia Biblical Seminary.
The Intercultural Studies Certificate from CIU provides you with an essential understanding of the mission of God, culture, worldview and ethnography.
Earn a Muslim-Christian Relations Certificate online from CIU, a biblical university and seminary, and prepare for effective life and work in Muslim contexts.
Guiding ethics and responsibilities from a biblical worldview, the Certificate in Online Instruction & Learning consists of 12 credit hours and is available fully online.
The TESOL certificate prepares you to teach English as a foreign language to adults. Learn basic teaching theory and skills.
<p>Increase your outreach as a Christian counselor with advanced training and experience related to marriage and family issues. Counseling graduates who complete this certificate program and who accumulate 50 hours of individual supervision with a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFTS) are eligible to apply for South Carolina State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (LMFT/I) certification. Students from other programs may be eligible based on the requirements of their master’s program.</p>
<p>With a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies, you’ll develop specialized knowledge and skills to engage in academic or expositional ministry. This certificate program deepens your biblical, theological, and historical-cultural understanding to help you interpret, apply, and communicate the biblical text effectively.</p>
<p>This program will equip you to:</p>
<p>The Postgraduate Certificate in Mission Care and Counseling provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to address the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and families who are engaged in cross-cultural ministry.</p>
<p>This program will equip you to:</p>
<p>Analyze and address the impact of cross-cultural living upon individuals and families</p>
<p>Assess and diagnose the mental status of missionaries in relation to enculturation dynamics</p>
<p>Develop effective treatment plans to foster emotional and life balance</p></li></ul>
<p>With a Postgraduate Certificate in Pastoral Care, you’ll develop specialized knowledge and skills to address individuals’ mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns, especially those of church and organization leaders and parishioners. This certificate program deepens your skills to help you counsel a wider variety of pastoral care issues.</p>
<p>This program will equip you to:</p>
The Diploma in Women’s Leadership combines the best in Bible teaching and leadership training to equip women with the knowledge and confidence to impact the world around them. It’s based on the fundamental principle that living an authentic and purposeful life comes first from knowing our identity in God: the one who created us, loves us unconditionally, and who desires to have a relationship with us.
<p>CIU offers an online Education Specialist (EdS) degree program which is intended to help extend professional understanding and practice in the critical area of education. Students will develop capacities to think, communicate, and model biblical excellence in educational leadership positions. The EdS degree program is comprised of 30 hours of doctoral level courses but does not include the research component associated with the Doctor of Philosophy.</p>
What You’ll Learn</h2>
<p>Candidates will understand, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate:</p>