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International Accelerator Program


The Master’s Accelerator at the University of South Carolina is a first-year program designed to set you up for success and make your transition as easy and productive as possible.

Which Option is Right For You?

  Direct Master's Accelerator Advanced Master's Accelerator Master’s Accelerator
Recommended For High-achieving students students with English-language proficiency Students who are
ready to succeed in English-speaking classrooms,
seeking additional support when needed
Students who want a personalized experience
Main benefit Tailored courses that help you develop your skills to a graduate and professional level (direct access to the degree program) Combines credit-
bearing courses with additional academic support
Immersive English-language learning and cultural experiences
Length 1 semester 1 semester 2 semesters
Minimum GPA Required 3.0 3.0 2.5
English Skills Required Advanced Intermediate Moderate
Estimated Tuition and Fees $16,700 USD $17,200 USD $34,000 USD
More Information Direct Master's Accelerator Advanced Master's Accelerator Master’s Accelerator

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