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Attracted by some of the best graduate programs in the nation and inspired to achieve in the University of South Carolina’s energetic campus environment, more than 6,500 graduate students call Carolina their academic home.

The Graduate School has moved to Close-Hipp!

Come visit us in our new location on the Hipp side of the building with our main entrance through Suite 552

Summer Research Postcards

We want to hear about your summer research and activities!

UofSC is Recognized for Their Work on Mental Health

UofSC is recognized for their work on mental health with the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award--an award given to only 7 other universities nationwide.

UofSC Doctoral Alumna Named Savannah State University Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Mary Grimes-McGreer, an Educational Administration PhD alumna, was recently appointed to the role of Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah State University.  

Lorelei Phillip, Presidential Fellow and Graduate Civic Scholar, Wins National Student Research Award

Lorelei Phillip, a doctoral candidate in the department of communication sciences and disorders (COMD), has won the National Black Association for Speech‐Language and Hearing Student Research Award

Graduate Civic Scholar and May Graduate Dr. Kaleea Lewis Will Begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Missouri

In August, Dr. Lewis will begin a Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri. With her PhD in health promotion, education, and behavior, Lewis notes, “I can work towards what I have always wanted to: change the deficit-oriented narratives that our society holds about the health of marginalized, in this case black, communities.”

Doctoral Hooding Recording Available

Would you like your friends and relatives who couldn't make it to the hooding ceremony have a chance to see your big moment? We've got the link to the ceremony available for you to share! 

New to Columbia? Off-Campus Student Services Provides Resource for Grad Students

Have questions about living in Columbia? Check out the resources put together by Off-Campus Student Services in the following attachment.

International MBA is still Number 1!

From the top-ranked international business program to criminal justice and nursing, the University of South Carolina’s graduate programs continue to make their mark in the Palmetto State and beyond. (READ MORE)

Individual Development Plans

The Office of Research and The Graduate School have created university-wide Individual Development Plan (IDP) guidelines and forms for USC’s postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.  While the use of IDPs is currently required for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars funded by NIH grants, the Office of Research and The Graduate School strongly encourage the use of IDPs for all USC postdoctoral scholars and graduate students because it identifies professional development opportunities and milestones, as well as providing a written framework for career planning of the trainees. Learn more about IDPs here

Gamecock Safety and Well-being

The University of South Carolina cares about the safety and well-being of the Carolina community and has resources available 24/7 to assist victims and members of their support networks by providing emotional support, legal advocacy and protective services. This summer the university has launched a one-stop website —— as the source for information related to sexual assault education, prevention training and reporting. Everyone at UofSC has a role in preventing and responding to sexual assault.