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College of Engineering and Computing

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Graduate Admissions

The College of Engineering and Computing offers a vigorous graduate education with some of the top researchers in the nation. Thank you for considering us for your graduate education. 

How to Apply

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in engineering or computing (or the equivalent) to meet minimum admission requirements.

All Applicants

All applications for a graduate program, or for admission as non-degree student, must be submitted to the Graduate School of the University of South Carolina. The Graduate School provides helpful information on the admissions application process and even lets you know what to do before you applyThe Graduate School can be reached by phone at 803-777-4243.

For admissions criteria, points of contact, and other information specific to programs from the College of Engineering and Computing, visit our Graduate Programs section of this website.

Distance Education Applicants

Distance education (APOGEE) students follow the same procedures as the on-campus graduate applicants.

However, make sure to select the right version of the program if you’re applying for distance education. On the Graduate School’s application:

  • The distance education designator for graduate programs in Computer Science and in Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is “APOGEE” (a program of graduate engineering education).
  • The distance education designator for the Master of Health Information Technology is “online.”
  • There is not a unique distance education designator on the application for Engineering Management or a graduate certificate program.

Visit our Distance Education page for more information about available programs.


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