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Congratulations on your acceptance to the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina! We would like to welcome you to the Arnold School family. 

 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. CAS applicants (ATCAS, CSDCAS, HAMPCAS, PTCAS, SOPHAS) 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.


Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
Required New Student Tutorial
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
Driving Directions
Important Dates
Legal Residency
(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
Registration Instructions
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.)
Student Email
Teaching Assistant/Instructional Assistant Training
Tuition and Fees
University of South Carolina Campus Map (web search)
USC Graduate School

Information for International Students:
Mentors for New International Graduate Students
Office of International Student Services
Change of address requirements for non-US citizens
International Student Orientation Information

Bursar’s Office
Campus Dining
Campus Recreation
Campus Tour
Center for Teaching Excellence
Career Center
      Health Professions Career Development Coach
Division of Information Technology
     IT Student Resources [pdf]
Division of Law Enforcement and Safety
Emergency Loan Progra
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)
Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations
Parking and Transportation Services
Registrar’s Office (USC Master Schedule of Classes, Forms, and SSC/VIP Instructions)
Student Disability Services
Student Life
     Student Life Orientation Video
Student Success Center
Thomas Cooper Library:
      Frequently Asked Questions
      Graduate Student Guide to USC Libraries
      Public Health LibGuides
      Self Guided Tour
Student Health and Well-Being
      Campus Wellness & Prevention
      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).
      Health Insurance
      (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 6 or more hours, all graduate assistants, and international students must purchase the University sponsored student health insurance plan OR provide documentation of enrollment in a comparable health insurance plan. Click on the link above for more details or for the waiver form.)
Writing Center

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 combination 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 26 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.

Drug and Addiction Studies
Global Health
Health Communication
Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families
Women’s and Gender Studies
Maternal and Child Health

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