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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.

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)

USC to Continue Bridge Humanities Corps

The Bridge Humanities Corps (BHC), now in its third year, will select up to eight total ABDs and newly minted PhDs to participate in this innovative program for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are due by 5 PM on April 13, 2018. (read more)

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.

UofSC Surveying Selected PhD Students to Better Understand Career Pathways

Last year, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) announced a new initiative to improve understanding of career pathways for current PhD students and alumni.  (read more)

Spring 2018 Thesis and Dissertation Workshops

Each semester, The Graduate School offers Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Submission Workshops for students preparing to graduate. The workshops last an hour and a half.

In addition to learning about the format requirements and receiving submission instructions, attendees will also learn how to use MS Word to complete some of the format requirements that often give students trouble.  (read more)

SPARC grants help grad students achieve their goals

Presidential Fellow, Zac Cannizzo, and SPARC grants were featured in the Daily Gamecock!  Learn more about how to apply for $5000 funding to take your research to the next level.  (read more)

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