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The Graduate SchoolAt a Glance

The University of South Carolina Graduate School is the academic home to more than 6,000 students within more than 230 graduate degree programs, many of which rank among the nation’s best.

In addition to the university’s notable academic value and lively, affordable living, The Graduate School provides professional development opportunities that prepare graduates for successful careers and nurture the development of future leaders who will make meaningful contributions to their fields and communities. 

Scholarly Opportunity

Looking for innovative post-graduate research opportunities or once-in-a-lifetime research roles with principal investigators? Find them and more at the University of South Carolina. More than just a grad school, our students connect with academic experiences that equip them with the skills to thrive in their respective fields.

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A Lifestyle to Love

Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, students at South Carolina enjoy easy access to  abundant cultural, intellectual, recreational and service opportunities. It’s a place you can feel at home in both on campus and around Columbia.

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Enhance Your Experience

Make the most of your time at South Carolina. Our students have access to organizations, programs and tools that cultivate professional and personal development. Be recognized for your contributions to the Carolina Community and to your area of study.

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Latest News

Be in the know. Get all the latest news, stories, highlights and more from The Graduate School at the University of South Carolina.

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Services for Grad Students

Access centralized opportunities and experiences that are solely for graduate students at South Carolina. Tap into fellowships, professional development, career resources, workshops and more through the Graduate Student Resources Hub.

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Explore Degrees

Choose from more than 230 graduate degree options including master’s, doctorate and certificate programs. Advance your specialization, pursue original research and access new career options at South Carolina’s most comprehensive university. USC is home to more U.S. News-ranked graduate programs than any other college or university in the state.

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Get Started

Ready to take the next step? Get all the details on program requirements, the admissions process, how to apply and more. 

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