Frequently Asked Questions

Is Financial Aid Available?
Yes, financial aid services are available.

Are There Any Added Expenses for this Program Because it is Online, Such as Distance Learning Fees or Software Purchases?
There are equipment and software purchases for this program, as well as computer requirements. Additional fees include textbook costs. 

Can Students Hold Jobs While They Are Enrolled in the Program?
Yes, most do.

Do Online Students Still Receive the Same MUSC Benefits That On-Campus Students Have?
Yes, online students have the same benefits. Learn more about student life at MUSC.

Am I Eligible for this Program?
Check eligibility criteria for admission, or to have your eligibility reviewed email a request to Dr. Gellar at or Mrs. Barry at barryr@musc.eduyou must include a copy of your unofficial transcripts.

What is the Job Outlook for Alumni of the Program?
Detailed outline of opportunities after graduation (PDF).

Will I Be Required to Come to Campus for Anything?  
Students will be required to attend on-campus sessions once a semester.

How Long Will the Program Take to Complete?
This program averages 12 credit hours per semester. All coursework will be completed in four academic semesters (one and a half years).

Is There Help Available if I Happen to Struggle in any of the Assigned Classes?
The faculty teaching your classes will always help you. Individual and group tutoring sessions are available on campus through the Center for Academic Excellence and the Writing Center at no additional cost to students.

For more information contact Dr. Gellar at or by phone at 843-792-2210.