Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

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Thinking about graduate school?

With a Columbus State University education, you’ll gain more than a degree, more than increased earning potential, and more than career advancement. You’ll shift your lens, gain new insights, and discover unexpected solutions on your way to becoming a creative problem solver. Ranked among the “Top Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report, Columbus State is just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and part of the University System of Georgia. 

With a wide array of affordable, accredited, and convenient graduate programs, CSU has the degree options to help you advance in just about any career you seek. Improve your life so you can improve the lives of others. Expand your world. Thrive in your career. Live your possibilities. Create You.

An education plus
Nationally recognized for our commitment to internationalization and community service, CSU is small enough to get to know you yet large enough to offer graduate degrees in more than 35 academic areas. Our purpose is to promote student achievement, research, scholarship, global learning, strategic partnerships, and engagement through discovery and practice by offering opportunities for one-on-one interactions with outstanding faculty, mentorships, and professional partnerships.

Make it affordable
A graduate degree from CSU is not only excellent but also affordable. Because we’re a public university, tuition is already reasonable. Plus, we’ll help you obtain the financial assistance you need to graduate with minimal debt. Serving as a Graduate Assistant is a great opportunity to gain experience, develop your professional skills, earn a stipend, have your tuition waived, and work closely with faculty, staff, and students.

We know most grad students are working professionals in addition to being students. We also know a traditional learning environment doesn’t always lend itself to graduate students and their careers. Columbus State University is leading the way in online graduate learning in Georgia and beyond. With more than 30 of our grad programs and tracks offered virtually, we’re able to offer students the flexibility to take classes on their time and their schedule. To learn more about our programs, please visit

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22 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Computer Science              
Curriculum & Instruction              
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Leadership              
Human Resource Management                
Nurse Education                
Nursing Informatics              
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Public Admin              
Reading & Literacy                
School Counseling                
Secondary Education                
Special Education                
TESOL Education                

Located in Columbus, GA



#78 among the nation's 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities | College Consensus 2022


Ranked among the “Best Online MBA Programs,” “Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology,” and “Best Online Master’s in Education” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #4 among the “Best Online Master’s Degrees in Science Education” for the MA in Teaching—Mathematics |

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Student Body

1,495 students

0 full-time

0 part-time




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P: 706 507-8640
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What students are saying about us...

  • “Becoming a leader who understands that people are more important than tasks and the value of active listening has shaped my core philosophies of kindness and stewardship. The education I received at CSU truly expanded my world.”

    • JJ Musgrove ’12