The School includes the following departments/academic programs: Athletic Training, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Environmental Health Science; Exercise Science; Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; Health Services Policy and Management; Physical Activity and Public Health; Physical Therapy; and General Master of Public Health. To familiarize you with the services and programs available to you as a graduate student, we have provided information for new students below. This website will provide you with information about how to register, obtain a student ID, use the library, and access all of the many campus services available to you as a graduate student. Please review the information posted on this site carefully.
Please make sure that you have submitted all required documents necessary for admission and enrollment.
Some of you may have been admitted with conditions. This could mean that your admissions file is missing items such as official transcripts, official transcripts with the degree posted, official test scores, WES verification of international transcripts/documents, or documentation of the completion of prerequisite courses.
- Official transcripts must be on file with the USC Graduate School. If the degree was not posted on your transcript at the time you submitted your application, you will be required to submit an updated official transcript with the degree posted to the USC Graduate School before you will be eligible to enroll in classes. SOPHAS, PTCAS, CSDCAS applicants will be required to submit an official transcript to USC. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college directly to the USC Graduate School.
- Proof of immunization is required for enrollment. Please see the immunization link below for more details.
- USC has a hard waiver health insurance policy, which means that all graduate students (including all international students) are required to have health insurance. Please see the health insurance link below for more details.
- Proof of legal residency is required for obtaining in-state tuition. Please see the legal residency link below for more details.
- Effective January 1, 2009, all USC students must present proof of citizenship of lawful presence in the US before enrolling. Please see the Citizenship Verification link below for more details.
Registration for classes could be restricted if the required documents are not received or the conditions of your admissions are not met. In some cases, students will have one semester to meet the conditions placed on their admission.
Information for New Arnold School of Public Health Graduate Students
Arnold School of Public Health Listserv instructions: Sign-up for the Listserv to receive email messages with important information for your department and the School.
Arnold School of Public Health Faculty and Staff Directory
Citizenship Verification Form
Teaching Assistant/Instructional Assistant Training
Information about Renters Insurance
(Proof of legal residency is required for obtaining in-state tuition. (NOTE: International students with assistantships and out-of-state students with assistantships automatically qualify for instate tuition.)
Obtaining a Carolina Card
Self Service Carolina
(In addition to registering for courses new students will also need to update their addresses and contact information under the personal information tab once logged into SSC.)
Tuition and Fees
University of South Carolina Campus Map (web search)
USC Graduate School
Information for International Students:
Mentors for New International Graduate Students
International Student Services home page
Change of address requirements for non-US citizens
International Student Orientation Information
Campus Services and Activities
Registrar’s Office (USC Master Schedule of Classes, Forms, and SSC/VIP Instructions)
Student Success Center
University Technology Services
Thomas Cooper Library:
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Student Guide to USC Libraries
Public Health LibGuides
Self Guided Tour
Thomson Student Health Center
Campus Wellness Promotion
Counseling and Psychiatry
(The University of South Carolina requires all students born after December 31, 1956 to be immunized against, or provide proof of immunity to, measles (rubeola) and German measles (rubella).
(The University of South Carolina has a hard waiver health insurance policy. All graduate students (including all international students) are required to have health insurance. Under this University requirement, graduate students enrolled in 9 or more hours, all graduate assistants, and international students must purchase the University sponsored student health insurance plan (offered by Pearce and Pearce) OR provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable health insurance plan. Click on the link above for more details or for the waiver form.)
Associations and Organizations
American Public Health Association
American Public Health Association Student Assembly
Arnold School of Public Health Student Association/Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
IHI Open School - USC Chapter
South Carolina Public Health Association
University of South Carolina Graduate Student Association
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
ASPPH New Student Information [pdf]
University of South Carolina Certificate Programs
Graduate students at the University of South Carolina are only allowed to be enrolled in one degree program at a time unless the degree is a dual degree or the student has received special permission for concurrent enrollment. Certificate programs are the exception. Graduate students are allowed to be enrolled in a degree program and a certificate program at the same time. There are currently 27 graduate certificate programs. We have added links to the list below for the most popular certificate programs for Public Health students. For a more complete listing and further information please refer to the Graduate Studies Bulletin at the Graduate School website.