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University of South Carolina is proud to offer more than 240 graduate degree programs and certificates. To learn more about a particular program, select a category and click on the program listing.

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Doctoral Programs

Anthropology - PhD
Biological Sciences - PhD
Biomedical Engineering - PhD
Biomedical Science - PhD
Biostatistics - PhD
Business Administration - PhD
Chemical Engineering - PhD
Chemistry - PhD
Civil Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Civil Engineering - PhD
Clinical-Community Psychology - PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - PhD
Comparative Literature - PhD
Computer Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Engineering - PhD
Computer Science - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Science - PhD
Counselor Education - PhD
Criminology and Criminal Justice - PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - EdD (Fully Online/Accelerated Term)
Dual Degree - Hospitality Management - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Dual Degree - Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Early Childhood Education - PhD
Economics - PhD
Educational Administration - PhD
Educational Psychology and Research - PhD
Electrical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Electrical Engineering - PhD
English - PhD
Environmental Health Sciences - PhD
Epidemiology - PhD
Exercise Science - PhD
Experimental Psychology - PhD
Foundations of Education - PhD
Geography - PhD
Note: The Department of Geography offers training in fundamental geographic skills and the opportunity for advanced study and research in a variety of fields within the discipline. Areas of emphasis reflect faculty interest and competence and include the following: cartography and visualization, GIScience, and remote sensing; cultural, economic, political, and urban geography; environmental science and climatology; and environment-society relationships. Programs of study lead to the M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The department has a strong record of success in graduate placement in private- and public-sector careers as well as in the academic sphere. To assist in its educational role, the department administers the GISciences Research Laboratory, the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, the Climate Research Laboratory, the Biogeomorphic Research Laboratory, the Center for Excellence in Geographic Education and the South Carolina Geographic Alliance.
Program Details
School/College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Geography
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Academic Bulletin: Go to Online Bulletin
Program Website: Visit Program Website
Graduate Director: Jean Ellis (803) 777-1593
Program Contact: Capers Stokes (803) 777-5235
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Required Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Official GRE Score
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
Applicable Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Deadlines
  • The application deadline for Fall 2017 admission is January 15, 2017. We generally do not admit students for the Spring semester, though we will consider applications for Spring admission under exceptional circumstances. Applicants who wish to be considered for Spring admission should contact the Graduate Director no later than October 15 for admission the following Spring.
Geological Sciences - PhD
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - DrPH
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - PhD
Health Services Policy and Management - PhD
History - PhD
Hospitality Management - PhD
Journalism and Mass Communications - PhD
Language and Literacy - PhD
Library and Information Science - PhD
Linguistics - PhD
Marine Science - PhD
Mathematics - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - PhD
Music Composition - DMA
Music Conducting - DMA
Music Education - PhD
Music Performance - DMA
Music Piano Pedagogy - DMA
Nuclear Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Nuclear Engineering - PhD
Nursing Practice - DNP
Nursing Science - PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences - PhD
Philosophy - PhD
Physical Education - PhD
Physical Therapy - DPT
Physics - PhD
Political Science - PhD
School Psychology - PhD
Social Work - PhD
Sociology - PhD
Spanish - PhD
Special Education - PhD
Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD
Statistics - PhD
Teaching and Learning - PhD
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