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University of South Carolina

College of Arts and Sciences

Columbia, SC

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Overview

University of South Carolina / College of Arts and Sciences is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA)
(Certificate)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Affairs (MSW/MPA)
Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
Master of Media Arts (MMA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Professional Master of Science (PSM)
Master of Industrial Statistics (MIS)
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Master of Mathematics (M Math)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 339
Doctoral Degrees 88
Other Advanced Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,762
Applied
570
Accepted
214
Enrolled
32%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Letter of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

1,196
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.18%
Black or African American 6.52%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.42%
Asian 2.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.04%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

510
Total faculty
Full-time - 496
Part-time - 14
Male (332)
Female (178)

Research

Focus of faculty research: French literature, nanotechnology, tectonics, public policy, oceanography
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
38,686,390

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Mary Anne Fitzpatrick
Phone: 803-777-7000

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