Programs Offered

University of South Carolina is proud to offer more than 240 graduate degree programs and certificates. To learn more about a particular program, select a category and click on the program listing.

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A-Z Program List

Accountancy - MAcc
Adapted Physical Education - MS
Adult Gerontology - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - MSN
Advanced Athletic Training - MS
Advanced Practice Nursing - CGS
Aerospace Engineering - APOGEE - ME
Aerospace Engineering - APOGEE - MS
Aerospace Engineering - ME
Aerospace Engineering - MS
Anthropology - MA
Anthropology - PhD
Applied Behavior Analysis - MEd
Applied Statistics (see Statistics, Applied)
Art Education - IMA
Art Education - MA
Art Education - MAT
Art History - MA
Art Studio - MA
Art Studio - MFA
Athletic Training - MS
Biological Sciences - MS
Program Message
Note: Admission is competitive. At a minimum, prospective students are expected to meet all entry requirements of the Graduate School of the University of South Carolina and to have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in a Biological Sciences related field with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants to the program are required to have taken the general GRE with no minimum score mandated by the department. Students whose native language is not English must submit language proficiency test scores. Please upload unofficial copies of all transcripts and test scores at time of application submission. Ensure that all documents are received and processed by deadline. Incomplete applications will not be viewed. Prospective students should apply to the program of their choice, but realize that the number of spaces available is limited. If you have any questions, please email Nikki Saintdic at
Program Details
School/College: Arts and Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences
Degree: Master of Science
Academic Bulletin: Go to Online Bulletin
Program Website: Visit Program Website
Graduate Director: David Reisman (803) 777-8108
Graduate Studies Program Coordinator: Heidi Tolles (803) 777-2755
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Required Documents
  • Official Transcripts (Unofficial attached to application at time of submission)
  • Official GRE Score (Unofficial attached to application at time of submission)
  • TOEFL/IETLS Score (if applicable, Unofficial attached to application at time of submission)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement- 1-2 pages in length. Clearly indicate the program area of interest and summarize the motivation to pursue graduate studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume- to include: Education, General Research Interests, Publications, Computer Skills, Work Experience, Teaching Experience, Awards & Honors
Applicable Terms
  • Fall Entry Only
  • 1 January
  • International applicants should have the application submitted and all supporting documents finalized 1 month prior to above noted deadlines to allow for the VISA process.
Area(s) of Concentration
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Molecular, Cellular, And Developmental Biology
  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
Biological Sciences - PhD
Biomedical Engineering - ME
Biomedical Engineering - MS
Biomedical Engineering - PhD
Biomedical Science - MS
Biomedical Science - PhD
Biomedical Studies - CGS
Biostatistics - MSPH
Biostatistics - PhD
Business Administration - MBA
Business Administration - PhD
Business Administration - PMBA
Business Analytics - PBAC
Chemical Engineering - ME
Chemical Engineering - MS
Chemical Engineering - PhD
Chemistry - MS
Chemistry - PhD
Civil Engineering - APOGEE - ME
Civil Engineering - APOGEE - MS
Civil Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Civil Engineering - ME
Civil Engineering - MS
Civil Engineering - PhD
Clinical-Community Psychology - PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - PhD
Comparative Literature - MA
Comparative Literature - PhD
Computer Engineering - APOGEE - MS
Computer Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Engineering - MS
Computer Engineering - PhD
Computer Science - APOGEE - MS
Computer Science - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Science - MS
Computer Science - PhD
Cost Management - PBAC
Counseling and Rehabilitation - MA
Counselor Education - CGS
Counselor Education - EdS
Counselor Education - PhD
Creative Writing - MFA
Criminology and Criminal Justice - MA
Criminology and Criminal Justice - PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - EdD (Fully Online/Accelerated Term)
Cyber Security Studies - PBAC
Drug and Addiction Studies - CGS
Dual Degree - Accountancy/Law - MACC/JD
Dual Degree - Biomedical Sciences/Medicine - PhD/MD
Dual Degree - Criminology and Criminal Justice/Law - MA/JD
Dual Degree - Earth and Environmental Resources Management/Law - MEERM/JD
Dual Degree - Economics/Law - MA/JD
Dual Degree - English/Library and Information Science - MA/MLIS
Dual Degree - Epidemiology/Environmental Health Sciences - PhD/PhD
Dual Degree - Health Information Technology/Pharmacy - MHIT/PharmD
Dual Degree - Hospitality Management - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Dual Degree - Human Resources/Law - MHR/JD
Dual Degree - International Business/Law - IMBA/JD
Dual Degree - International Hospitality and Tourism Management - MIHTM (NTNU - Taiwan)
Dual Degree - Journalism and Mass Communications/Law - MMC/JD
Dual Degree - Public Administration/Law - MPA/JD
Dual Degree - Public Administration/Social Work - MPA/MSW
Dual Degree - Public Health (General)/Medicine - MPH/MD
Dual Degree - Public Health (General)/Pharmacy - MPH/PharmD
Dual Degree - Public Health (Health Promotion, Education and Behavior)/Social Work - MPH/MSW
Dual Degree - Public Health (Health Services Policy and Management)/Law - MHA/JD
Dual Degree - Public Health (Health Services Policy and Management)/Public Administration - MPH/MPA
Dual Degree - Public Health (Health Services Policy and Management)/Social Work - MPH/MSW
Dual Degree - Public History/Library and Information Science - MA/MLIS
Dual Degree - Social Work/Law - MSW/JD
Dual Degree - Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - MSEM (NTNU - Taiwan)
Dual Degree - Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Earth and Environmental Resources Management - MEERM
Economics - MA
Economics - PhD
Education Administration - EdS
Education Administration - MEd (Fully Online/Accelerated Term)
Education Administration - PhD
Educational Psychology and Research - MEd
Educational Psychology and Research - PhD
Educational Technology - MEd
Electrical Engineering - APOGEE - ME
Electrical Engineering - APOGEE - MS
Electrical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Electrical Engineering - ME
Electrical Engineering - MS
Electrical Engineering - PhD
Elementary Education - MAT
Engineering Management - MS
English - MA
English - MAT
English - PhD
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - PBAC
Environmental Health Sciences - MPH
Environmental Health Sciences - MS
Environmental Health Sciences - PhD
Epidemiology - MPH
Epidemiology - MSPH
Epidemiology - PhD
Exercise Science - MS
Exercise Science - PhD
Experimental Psychology - MA
Experimental Psychology - PhD
Family Nurse Practitioner - MSN
Foreign Languages - MAT
Foundations of Education - PhD
French - MA
Genetic Counseling - MS
Geography - MA
Geography - MS
Geography - PhD
Geological Sciences - MS
Geological Sciences - PhD
German - MA
Gerontology - CGS
Global Health - PBAC
Health Communications - CGS
Health Information Technology - MHIT (campus)
Health Information Technology - MHIT (Fully Online/Accelerated Term)
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - MPH
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - MPH (Fully Online)
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - PhD
Health Services Policy and Management - MHA
Health Services Policy and Management - MPH
Health Services Policy and Management - PhD
Higher Education and Student Affairs - MEd
Higher Education Leadership - CGS
Historical Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management - CGS
History - MA
History - PhD
Hospitality Management - PhD
Human Resources - MHR
International Business - IMBA
International Business - MIB
International Hospitality and Tourism Management - MIHTM
International Studies - MA
Journalism and Mass Communications - MA
Journalism and Mass Communications - MMC
Journalism and Mass Communications - PhD
Language and Literacy - MEd
Language and Literacy - PhD
Library and Information Science - CGS
Library and Information Science - MLIS
Library and Information Science - PhD
Library and Information Science - SLIS
Linguistics - MA
Linguistics - PhD
Marine Science - MS
Marine Science - PhD
Mathematics - MA
Mathematics - MAT
Mathematics - MMath
Mathematics - MS
Mathematics - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - APOGEE - ME
Mechanical Engineering - APOGEE - MS
Mechanical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - ME
Mechanical Engineering - MS
Mechanical Engineering - PhD
Media Arts - MA
Museum Management - CGS
Music - MM
Music Composition - DMA
Music Conducting - DMA
Music Education - MAT
Music Education - MMED
Music Education - PhD
Music Performance - CGS
Music Performance - DMA
Music Performance - MM
Music Piano Pedagogy - DMA
Non Degree - ND
Nuclear Engineering - APOGEE - ME
Nuclear Engineering - APOGEE - MS
Nuclear Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Nuclear Engineering - ME
Nuclear Engineering - MS
Nuclear Engineering - PhD
Nurse Anesthesia - MNA
Nursing Administration - CGS
Nursing Administration - MSN (Online/Accelerated Term)
Nursing Practice - DNP
Nursing Science - PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences - PhD
Philosophy - MA
Philosophy - PhD
Physical Activity and Public Health - MPH
Physical Education - MAT
Physical Education - PhD
Physical Therapy - DPT
Physician Assistant Studies - MS
Physics - MS
Physics - PhD
Political Science - PhD
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - MSN
Psychiatric Rehabilitation - CGS
Public Administration - MPA
Public Health - CGS
Public Health-General - MPH
Public History - MA
Qualitative Research - CGS
Railway Engineering - PBACC
Retailing - MR
School Psychology - PhD
Sciences - MAT
Secondary Education - MT
Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families - CGS
Social Studies - MAT
Social Work - MSW
Social Work - PhD
Sociology - MA
Sociology - PhD
Spanish - MA
Spanish - PhD
Special Education - MAT
Special Education - MEd
Special Education - PhD
Speech Pathology - MSP
Speech-Language Pathology - MCD
Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - MSEM
Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD
Statistics - MS
Statistics - PhD
Statistics, Applied - MAS
Statistics, Applied - PBAC
Teaching - MEd (Online/Accelerated Term)
Teaching and Learning - PhD
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - CGS
Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering - MS
Theatre - MA
Theatre - MAT
Theatre - MFA
Women's and Gender Studies - CGS
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