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Attracted by some of the best graduate programs in the nation and inspired to achieve in the University of South Carolina’s energetic campus environment, more than 6,500 graduate students call Carolina their academic home.

Graduate School Frequently Asked Questions

Common concerns for applicants, new and continuing students and recent graduates

UofSC Graduate Students Assist in Community Art Projects

"Stormwater Studios presents "Layers of Us," a free art exhibition that will be open from May 22 to June 2. The works in "Layers of Us" were created by participants of community art projects assisted by UofSC faculty and graduate students."


Fellowship Awarded to UofSC Poetry MFA Student

"The first notice came from the Ph.D. program in English at the University of Wisconsin. Then came an offer from the University of Houston. Then Florida State. After that, she got a call from one of the most prestigious creative writing fellowships in the country, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford."

MSW Students Visit Immigrant Detention Center

"Last week, Master of Social Work students in Assistant Professor Benjamin Roth’s immigration policy class visited and spoke with individuals at an immigrant detention center in southwestern Georgia. They also toured at a nearby home to serve detained immigrants, families and friends."

Discover USC 2019 Recap

"The third annual Discover USC showcase, held Friday, April 26, was a huge success. The event welcomed more than 1,000 presentations, and more than 2,300 attendees, including hundreds of reviewers, mentors and visitors, and dozens of volunteers."

Story: UofSC Graduate Student Artist Alumna

Graduate student alumna and theater department MFA recipient, Monica Wyche states "I think my time at USC really prepared me for a life as an artist".

Graduate Student Association Message

A message from the President of the Graduate Student Association.

UofSC’s 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners and Honorable Mentions

"One UofSC undergraduate student, two graduate students, and seven alumni have been awarded 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF)."

Graduate Students: Important Message about Payroll from Dean Addy

For more than two years, university staff have been diligently working toward the implementation of PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) for all Human Resources and Payroll activities.

UofSC Ranks High in U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Publication

U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate School publication, released Tuesday (March 12) shows several UofSC graduate programs ranked among the nation's best.


UofSC College of Education Graduate Student Studies Impact of Hip-Hop in African Communities

Noella “Binda” Niati, a UofSC College of Education doctoral candidate,  is exploring the transformative power of hip-hop in education through her research in the Educational Foundations and Inquiry program. 

UofSC Graduate Student Completes Master of Public Health Degree to Improve Health in Vietnam

Dr. Ly Tran is a Vietnamese physician who received her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the UofSC Arnold School of Public Health in December 2018. Dr. Tran chose to focus on public health after attending medical school and discovering that there was a need for research and data analysis focused on improving physical health, diet, mental health and chronic illness.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2019

"More than 6,200 students on the Columbia campus are graduate students and the University of South Carolina is celebrating them with Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 1-5. Organized by the Graduate School with the Graduate Student Association, the week is held every year during the first week of April to show support and appreciation of the contributions, impact and value of graduate students."

UofSC's Online Nursing and Education Graduate Programs Ranked Nationally

The University of South Carolina's Nursing and Education online graduate programs excelled in a recent annual ranking released by the U.S. News and World Report.

Story: Online Education Graduate Program

The UofSC's online Graduate Education Program allows people to gain advanced education even while stationed abroad, as in the case of Michelle Taylor who accepter her master's degree in December's commencement ceremony.

Top 10 Tips for Graduate Students

It’s a new semester. Here are 10 tips to help you with your graduate degree program.

The Graduate School has moved to Close-Hipp!

Come visit us in our new location on the Hipp side of the building with our main entrance through Suite 552

UofSC Surveying Selected PhD Alumni as Part of Efforts to Better Understand PhD Career Pathways

The Graduate School looks forward to helping shape the future of doctoral education and providing support for a variety of meaningful career options for its PhD students. 

UofSC tops U.S. in Sport Science for Third Straight Year

The ranking includes accomplishments from the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management’s sport and entertainment management program, the Arnold School of Public Health's exercise science and athletic training programs and the College of Education’s physical education program. 

Bridge Humanities Corps Alumna Develops Equity Summit 2018: Conversations on Race and Reconciliation

Jennifer Gunter, ’17 Ph.D. history and director of the S.C. Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation, wanted to bring together a group of community leaders dedicated to equity and inclusion to learn from one another about projects that were working. Equity Summit 2018 will "be a time and place for like-minded folks to come together and learn strategies, share stories and collaborate.”

Graduate Student Mental Health

With graduate students potentially more than six times as likely as the general population to experience depression and anxiety, as one study showed, what can be done to best address the needs of the graduate student population?

Daughter of Pioneering UofSC Administrator Earns Doctorate in Education and Fulfills Lifelong Dream

Platt says she knows that adding “doctor” to her name would have made her father immensely proud and to honor him, she requested that her full name, Dr. Wendy Harriford Platt, be announced at commencement on Dec. 17. 

UofSC Graduate School Surveying Selected PhD Students as Part of Efforts to Better Understand PhD Career Pathways

Doctoral Students to be Surveyed in Spring 2019 for PhD Career Pathways Project.