University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Focused and flexible, University of Charleston is home to a distinguished group of graduate programs.

UC graduate level studies are distinctive in providing real-world design and innovative approaches that can move you toward your professional goals quickly. Regardless of the program you choose, you will explore new concepts with exceptional professors that provide individual attention.

While each program has specific requirements for admissions, in general, graduate students must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for full admission (2.5 for MBA).

Click on the link below for the specific admissions criteria for each program.

The Physician Assistant Program and the School of Pharmacy offer fast track programs for undergraduate students to transition seamlessly into those schools.

For students who wish to live on campus, graduate student housing is available in our East Apartments. One, two and four bedroom apartments are available.


Graduate Programs

School of Business and Leadership

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earn your MBA in as little as 16 months. Our MBA is available either as a fully online program or as a hybrid program (meets once a week on our Charleston campus.) The online MBA offers specializations in healthcare management, business analytics or management.

Contact Jenny Mae Pridemore, Admissions Counselor for MBA  304-357-4864


Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCS)

Cybersecurity experts are in demand more than ever before. Complete your MSCS degree in just five terms. (Available in seat and online)

Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL)

For working professionals, this program also offers both in-seat and online options. The MSSL can be completed in 16 months.

Contact Carrie Asbury, MSSL & MSCS Admissions Counselor  304-410-0468


Doctor of Executive Leadership (DEL)

This three year, online program maximizes an executives’ value to their organization. The three-year online program includes an annual residency in Charleston, WV.

Contact Jenny Mae Pridemore, DEL Admissions Coounselor   304-357-4864


School of Health Sciences

Physician Assistant Program

Designed to train outstanding physician assistant clinicians

Contact Bridget May, Admissions Coordinator   304-357-4968


UC School of Pharmacy

UC School of Pharmacy

Preparing graduates to practice in today’s health care environment

Contact Stacie Geise, Director of Enrollment and Admissions, 304-357-4889