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Graduate Education

Take your education further at the University of South Carolina. Research, study or teach at South Carolina’s — and one of the nation’s — leading research institutions.

The University of South Carolina is a top-tier research institution that supports more than 250 graduate programs. Our more than 6,000 graduate students receive outstanding training in their disciplines from world-class faculty to become accomplished scholars and industry leaders.

With consistently top-ranked programs in the nation and the Carnegie Foundation’s designation as a very high research activity institution, you’ll join an engaged community of scholars. Our faculty research continues to expand, recently reaching $225 million in 2021. And graduate students consistently win top national fellowships and millions of dollars in awards.

Graduate Programs and Degrees

Choose from more than 250 programs crossing 13 colleges and schools. At South Carolina, you’ll find the most nationally ranked degree programs in the state including the nation’s leading programs in international business, public health and hospitality, retail and sport management.

Graduate Degrees
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Why South Carolina?

At South Carolina, graduate students experience the best of both worlds. They’re part of a top-tier university in research activity and community engagement, and they’re living in a thriving, highly affordable state capital that boasts countless cultural, intellectual and recreational opportunities. South Carolina is tough to beat.

  • Follow Your Passion

    Research with world-renowned faculty members, who lead the state in faculty research productivity, according to The National Research Council. Our faculty research reached $225 million in 2021 and is still growing thanks to innovative partnerships and academic centers. 

    Research Opportunities

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Advance your education.

Achieve your personal and professional goals in an academic community that’s committed to your success. Learn about application requirements, supporting materials and deadlines for graduate programs. 

Apply to Graduate School
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