The University of South Carolina offers more than 350 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The most comprehensive collection of academic offerings can be found in the Academic Bulletins. Undergraduate Admissions also has a list of majors. Additionally, most academic departments have information about their programs on their individual Web sites.
Graduate students are admitted through a cooperative effort between the Graduate School and the University's colleges, schools, and departments. Application is made to The Graduate School online and, admission is granted by The Graduate School on the recommendation of colleges, schools, and departments.
A faculty member who serves as the graduate director in each academic department coordinates admissions decisions. Graduate assistantships, including tuition reduction, and fellowships are available, and are normally administered by individual graduate directors.
Application requirements and deadlines for applying vary; please check the appropriate college, school, or department Web site, and the Graduate Bulletin for more specific information.
Admission to the School of Law is highly competitive. Deadline for application and all related materials for fall admission is in late March. Financial aid, including merit and need-based scholarships and federal Stafford Loans, is available.
The School of Medicine accepts electronic applications through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) through Dec. 1 for admission the following fall. All supplementary materials must be received by Jan. 15.
Applicants must have taken the MCAT to be considered. A variety of scholarships and loans are are available. Students who seek traditional academic degrees--a master's or Ph.D.--offered by the School of Medicine should apply through The Graduate School.
The South Carolina College of Pharmacy is administering the Pharmacy Doctorate (Pharm.D.), a first-professional degree. The college is administered by the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina's professional programs.
South Carolina undergraduates who wish to pursue the degree can apply in the fall of their second year and, if accepted, would begin the program in the fall of their third year. There is a single application process for the college, but the number of admitted students will be limited to 110 on the South Carolina campus and 80 on the MUSC campus.
The University's College of Pharmacy will still oversee two graduate programs: Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences (four master's and four Ph.D. degrees) and Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes Sciences (one master's and one Ph.D. degree).
Applications for these traditional degrees are made through The Graduate School.
- University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
- Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
No matter where you live or how hectic your schedule, South Carolina makes it more convenient than ever to reach your educational goals. The University offers more options for how, when, and where you learn.
There is no formal application process for admissions for non-credit classes. Students interested in for-credit classes must apply through Undergraduate Admissions. Four programs are available through Continuing Education:
- Adult Student Advancement Program (ASAP) for adults 25 and older who want to start or complete a degree
- Evening Program for undergraduate courses
- Weekend Program for selected undergraduate courses
- Fort Jackson Program for two-year degrees and work leading to baccalaureate degrees, available through five eight-week evening/night terms. The program is primarily for active-duty military, their families, Department of Defense employees, or Department of the Army employees, though civilian students also can take courses through the program as needed.