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Office of Graduate Studies

The mission of the College of Graduate Studies and Research is to support, promote, facilitate, and help develop outstanding graduate programs and research activities at Coastal Carolina University.  

In the area of graduate studies, the College collaborates with other University colleges and offices, and with existing graduate programs and the Graduate Council, to coordinate graduate admissions and enrollment, graduate marketing and recruitment, graduate assistantships, and the guiding policies and procedures for graduate programs and graduate education at the University. The College promotes continuous improvement of existing programs in the training and development of graduate students to become knowledgeable, ethical, and effective leaders and practitioners in their fields. It helps to facilitate the recruitment of high quality students, supports efforts to enhance the graduate student experience, and celebrates the successes of graduate students and graduate faculty. It also seeks to identify and facilitate the creation of new graduate programs in areas of existing strength at the University and/or to meet local, regional or national needs.

Graduate Studies Fall 2021 Orientation Agenda will be held on July 28th at 12:30-1:30pm or 4:00-5:00pm via Zoom. Contact if you have questions. 

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Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

What graduate programs are offered at Coastal Carolina University?

There are graduate programs offered in each of the University’s five colleges. Click here to view them.

What documents are required for admission?

All students applying for graduate admission must meet the minimum requirements for acceptance. A cumulative, collegiate GPA of 3.0 and Official transcripts from every institution attended are required of all programs. Official transcripts are those that come to CCU directly from the institution attended. Transcripts should be sent to For individual program requirements, please click here.

What is tuition for graduate programs?

All tuition information can be found here. Teachers will see a separate table for program rates.

How can I check my application status, submit additional information, classes and/or grades?

Hard copies of grade receipts are not distributed at the completion of each course. Students can check their grades online and view their application status by clicking here. Detailed instructions to do this can be found here.

What happens if I miss a major semester?

If a major semester is missed, spring and/or fall, a student will need to fill out the graduate application, choose the program they were previously in, and check "yes" to the question asking if you were enrolled in the last three years. No fee is necessary, nor are supporting documents. 

More Frequently Asked Questions and their answers can be found here. If you still can't find the answer, contact us!