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Nuclear Engineering, M.S.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Help make the world a better place by harnessing the power of the atom to provide clean, low-carbon and affordable electricity through our nuclear engineering program.

As a nuclear engineer, you will learn how important this field is for medical diagnostics and treatment, space exploration, industrial processes and instrumentation. You will get the chance to design and build energy efficient things, and obtaining a degree here can lead to a high-paying and secure job.

Program Highlights

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    An Internationally Recognized Faculty

    Be mentored by a dedicated faculty that will help you find a job that best suits you.

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    Professional Society Engagement

    Forge strong connections with leading industries across South Carolina to foster employment opportunities.

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    World-Class Laboratories

    Conduct research alongside our faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories across campus.

What You’ll Study

Some of the most popular courses in our nuclear engineering program include Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Introduction to Nuclear Materials. You'll collaborate with our faculty and other researchers to develop the skills to conceptualize, conduct and manage projects that advance the application of nuclear energy in the government and civilian sectors.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • System Design

    Creating or improving complex systems to meet specific requirements

    Technical Writing

    Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

  • Laboratory Research

    Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective


    Writing code, developing software and creating applications for automation and problem-solving

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Reactor Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Lab Scientist
  • Radiological Scientist

Workplace Settings

  • Nuclear Energy
  • Government
  • Education

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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