International Student

The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, South Carolina (CS Department Virtual Tour) and The Citadel offer a joint graduate program for an accredited Master of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences with four specializations:

Computer science


Information systems

Software engineering


Application and Program Requirements:

***Application is reviewed in its entirety***

1.)   Provide Evaluated Transcripts (World Education Services, Educational Perspectives, or Educational Credential Evaluators) *Approximate Evaluation Time: 7 to 10 business days*

2.)   Submit TOEFL OR IELTS Scores (Either One)

  • 550 Paper-based TOEFL
  • 79-80 internet-based TOEFL
  • 213 computer-based TOEFL
  • 6.5 IELTS Score

*** If you do not meet the requirements listed above, The College of Charleston provides Intensive English Language Courses through the English Language Institute ***

3.)   GRE’s

  • Composite Score (Verbal and Quantitative) of 300 or higher, 4.0 or higher on Writing Assessment
Apply Now!

Deadlines to Apply:

  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: August 1
  • Summer: January 1 

***Have you been accepted and need an I-20? Please email Melissa Ochal, Associate Director for the Center for International Education (***


We offer 7 Assistantships ($12,500 over 9 months).  For additional information, email Dr. Renee McCauley at


We are located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina and approximately 15 minute drive to several local beaches!

Distance to major Cities:

  • We are 5 hours from Atlanta, GA (Coca-Cola Headquarters)
  • We are 5.5 hours from Orlando, Florida (Disney World)
  • We are 7.5 hours from Washington, D.C. (Capital of the United States)

Transportation: Charleston International Airport and Amtrak (Train) 

Charleston, South Carolina: