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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.

2015-2016 Graduate School Fact Sheet

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Graduate Student Day Competition Winners

On April 8, 2016, The Graduate School hosted Graduate Student Day, the annual celebration, competition, and award ceremony honoring USC graduate students. The day consisted of 73 oral presentations, 64 poster presentations, 19 3-Minute Thesis/Dissertation presentations, 11 Graduate Civic Scholar poster presentations, 3 creative presentations, and an exhibit hosted by 2 art students. We were also joined by 39 faculty and staff from graduate programs across campus who served as presentation judges.

The Graduate School would like to congratulate the following students for winning the overall competition in their respective presentation format:

Creative: Jonathan Trotter (Music Conducting)

Oral Research: Jo-Yun Queenie Li (Mass Comm) and Yvon Woappi (Biomedical Science)

3MT: Chiwoneso Tinago (Health Promotion, Education and Behavior)

Poster: Leanna Ross (Exercise Science) 

Did You Know?

USC confers doctoral degrees in May, August, and December. 

Doctoral students receiving degrees in May participate in a doctoral hooding ceremony that month. Starting in 2016, those graduating in August and December will be hooded at the December ceremony.

Travel Grants Stats for 2013-2015

Check out the 2013-2015 stats on The Graduate School's Travel Grants. Learn more about the new rules for 2015/2016 applications here.

U.S. News ranks international MBA No.1

The University of South Carolina’s international MBA program (IMBA) regained the top spot in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. 

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.

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