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University of South Carolina

The Graduate School

Columbia, SC

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Overview

University of South Carolina / The Graduate School is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Professional Master of Science (PSM)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Juris Doctor/Master of Earth and Environmental Resource Management (JD/MEERM)
Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
Master of Music Education (MM Ed)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Mass Communications (MMC)
Master of Mathematics (M Math)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Specialist in Education (Ed S)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Master of Accountancy (M Acc)
Master of Science (MS)
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Human Resources (MHR)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Education (M Ed)
Master of Engineering (ME)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
Master of Music (MM)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Accounting (JD/M Acc)
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Human Resources (JD/MHR)
(Certificate)
Master of Media Arts (MMA)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Affairs (MSW/MPA)
Master of Library and Information Science/Master of Arts (MLIS/MA)
(Specialist)
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
Master of Speech Pathology (MSP)
International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)
Master of Communications Disorders (MCD)
Master of Industrial Statistics (MIS)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Master of Teaching (MT)
Master of Earth and Environmental Resource Management (MEERM)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Nursing (MPH/MSN)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management (MIHTM)
Master of Retailing (MR)
Juris Doctor/International Master of Business Administration (JD/IMBA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Health Administration (JD/MHA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1875
Doctoral Degrees 221
Other Advanced Degrees 109

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

7,110
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.56%
Black or African American 10.84%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 6.96%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

1,832
Total faculty
Full-time - 1,250
Part-time - 582
Male (1,143)
Female (689)

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. James Buggy
Phone: 803-777-7000

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