May 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog (As of 09-20-21) 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog (As of 09-20-21) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation, Catalog Policy, and Legal Statements

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Inquiries and complaints should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston, South Carolina 29424, 843.953.5754.

The College’s Affirmative Action Plan may be reviewed by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs or the Office of Human Resources.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The College of Charleston is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veterans’ status, genetic information, disability or other category protected by applicable law in its educational programs and activities, employment or admissions. The College of Charleston also prohibits retaliation against any person for bringing a complaint of discrimination or for participating in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination.

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs maintains additional information and policies related to the prohibition of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct as well as access and equity at: Inquiries regarding the College of Charleston’s non-discrimination policies or complaints of discrimination or harassment may be directed to the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424, 843.953.5754 or

Questions about Title IX may be directed to the College of Charleston’s Title IX coordinator or the deputy Title IX coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at: 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424, 843.953.5754 or, or to the assistant secretary for the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report

In compliance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (20 U.S.C. 1092) and implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. 668.46), current and prospective students are entitled to request and receive a copy of the College of Charleston Annual Security Report. This security report includes crime statistics for the previous three years as well as policy statements and program descriptions  concerning campus security (such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, campus resources and other matters). The report is available online at, and in printed form upon request to the Department of Public Safety, 81B St. Philip Street, Charleston, S.C. 29424.


The College of Charleston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( for questions about the accreditation of the College of Charleston.

Graduate Catalog Policy Statement

The College of Charleston Graduate Catalog serves as a guide to the academic requirements, institutional policies, and programs of study particular to the institution. It is not a contract. The College of Charleston may change any of the information, policies, academic regulations, programs of study, or procedures set forth in the Graduate Catalog. The Graduate Catalog is published online once a year and may not always reflect new and modified regulations. If a substantive change is required, every effort will be made to notify the College community. The Graduate Catalog published online is the official catalog of the College of Charleston. Beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year, prior catalogs are archived online. Earlier catalogs can be found in Addlestone Library. The course schedule is available on the Office of the Registrar website ( and in MyCharleston ( each semester and is considered an extension of the catalog. The online course schedule is updated as changes occur. Limited resources may prevent the College from offering all required courses in each semester or in day and evening sections. Students are accountable for the information, policies, rules, academic regulations, and procedures described in the Graduate Catalog. Additional information or clarification of any policy or procedure may be obtained from the specified office.