Find out more about programs that interest you.
We offer 250+ graduate degree programs, many of which rank among the top in the country.
#1 in South Carolina for Faculty Research Productivity
According to The National Research Council.
53 Programs Ranked Among the Best in the Country
#1 nationally in programs across Business, Public Health and Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.
Considered a Best Value education by Kiplinger’s and Forbes.
A Leader in Research and Service
One of a select few universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top tier designation in both research activity and community engagement.
Nearly 7,000 graduate students from all over the globe come to South Carolina to join a community of engaged scholars focused on attaining the knowledge to make a positive influence in their chosen fields. We're proud of our programs and the pivotal role they play in helping students achieve success.
Dr. Cheryl Addy, Dean of the Graduate School
Research with World Renowned Faculty
Our faculty research topped a record $258.1 million for the last fiscal year and continues to expand.
Compete for National Fellowships
Our graduate students consistently win top national fellowships, netting millions of dollars in awards.
Integrated Learning Experiences
Most of our students are graduate assistants, giving them hands-on experiences complementing their coursework.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Columbia, our students are afforded a wealth of cultural, intellectual, recreational and service opportunities.
The University of South Carolina offers a variety of support services and diversity initiatives for students of all backgrounds.
Hard to Beat Value
Columbia boasts an extremely low cost of living, which – when combined with our top-flight programs at affordable rates – makes the value of the graduate experience at South Carolina tough to beat.
Our Historic, Sustainable Campus
Located in the heart of campus, the Horseshoe is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The shaded green space features the first free-standing college library in the country, a museum home to more than 140,000 objects and the Maxcy Monument.
Green Awards & Recognition
Many of our buildings incorporate ecologically responsible design.
Commended for Sustainability by:
- The National Wildlife Federation
- Princeton Review
The League of American Cyclists has recognized our campus for its bike-friendly culture and sustainable transportation initiatives.
Application requirements, supporting materials and deadlines for all graduate school programs.