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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 6,200 graduate students call Carolina their academic home.

In Memoriam

With heavy hearts and great sadness the Graduate School announces that three of the victims of Wednesday’s church massacre held advanced degrees from USC:

• Ms. Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd--awarded Master of Librarianship, 1989

• The Honorable Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney--awarded Master of Public Administration, 1999

• Rev. Daniel Lee Simmons--awarded Master of Social Work, 1973

Our sympathies are with the families and friends of all of the victims, the congregation of Emanuel AME church, the Charleston community, and the State of SC as we mourn this tragic loss. May their memories be a blessing.

Politico invites USC Ph.D. candidate to write column on Charleston tragedy

Politico invited Robert Greene, a Ph.D. candidate in American history to write about the tragedy in Charleston. Greene, a Presidential Fellow and Graduate Civic Scholar at USC, had this to say.

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.

Help us redesign The Graduate School website!

The Graduate School is working on redesigning its website. Please take a few moments and fill out the following survey. We value your input!

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.

Presidential Fellow Jennifer Fill is featured in UofSC Today

Learn more about Fill's doctoral research, which examines the eastern diamond rattlesnake and its habitats, 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. 

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