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Read up on news affecting graduate student life at UofSC and the groundbreaking, innovated projects keeping our students, faculty and staff at the top of their fields.

Engineering Students Lead Effort to Create Protective Face Shields

University of South Carolina engineering students and faculty work to create personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals in the fight against COVID-19.

Graduate Students: Memo from the Dean

March 26, 2020 Memo from Dean Cheryl L. Addy.

Graduate Students: Letter from the Dean

March 20, 2020 letter from Dean Cheryl L. Addy.

UofSC Continues to Climb In Graduate Rankings

The University of South Carolina continues to shine with 54 unique nationally ranked graduate programs -- nine in the top 25 -- in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools list released Tuesday (March 17).

Additional Guidance for Graduate Students During Coronavirus Mitigation

Additional guidance and information for graduate students.

Social Work Alumni, Faculty Improving Lives in South Carolina and Beyond

The College of Social Work is celebrating 50 years of improving the lives of people in South Carolina and beyond. Two alumni and a faculty member are among the many who are continuing that work.

Alumna Wins Early Career Award

Yu-Hsiu Lin, '15 Ph.D. health services policy and management, will study post-traumatic stress disorder, social vulnerability and dementia among earthquake survivors with a Young Scholar Fellowship from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology.

Turning Connections Into a Career

Ja'Qor "Jay" Goodwin turned his master of mass communication degree to work as the strategist and voice team leader for Nebo in Atlanta. He says every connection he's made in the marketing and advertising agency world was sparked by the people and experiences in UofSC's MMC program.

Art Education Graduate Student Wins Teacher of the Year

Kristen [Layton] teaches art full-time in an elementary school in North Carolina, and commutes to Columbia to take graduate classes every week.

Physician Uses Online Master's Degree to Provide Better Care, Reduce Inequities

Keerthana Kumar became interested in public health while she was studying to become a physician. Kumar completed an online master of public health in health promotion, education and behavior in December and plans to use her knowledge to provide better health care and reduce inequities.

Fields Soars On and Off the Track

Jordan Fields doesn't back down from challenges, on or off the track. South Carolina's high jumper not only wants to take top honors at nationals this season, but she also has her sights set on earning her pharmacy doctorate.

Research Attracts Graduate Student

Social work graduate student Rachel Carlson was drawn to UofSC by the prospect of doing research on government policy on the opioid crisis with professor Christina Andrews, a nationally renowned researcher in the field.

The Office of the Vice President for Research Awards 2019-2020 SPARC Grants to 57 Graduate Students

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 recipients of the SPARC Graduate Research Grants.

Register for Discover USC 2020

Registration is open for Discover USC 2020 -- the university's annual showcase of research, scholarship, leadership and creativity.

Graduate Chosen for Marine Policy Fellowship

Shelby Butz, a May 2019 doctoral graduate of the Arnold School's environmental health sciences program, has been selected for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

Preparing Students in the Study of Aging

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Aging prepares students for careers working with older adults, especially important as the U.S. population of adults ages 65 and over grows from 50 to 80 million over the next 30 years.

Former Graduate Civic Scholar Dr. Eboni Haynes Engages Teens in Land Use Planning

Eboni Haynes graduated in December 2019 with a PhD in health services policy and management from the Arnold School of Public Health. As a doctoral student, she also was part of the Graduate School's innovative Graduate Civic Scholars Program.

2020 Breakthrough Award Winners Announced

The Office of the Vice President for Research has selected its Breakthrough Award winners for 2020, including five leadership in research awardees, 11 stars and 14 graduate scholars. The awards recognize excellent researchers at different career levels.

UofSC Climbs in Nursing, Education Rankings

The University of South Carolina ranks No. 1 in the nation among public universities (No. 2 overall) for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual online rankings.

Servant Leadership Drives Nursing Doctoral Candidate

Servant leadership is what Ruth Mustard, 96' MSN has strived for throughout her 42-year career as a nurse. It is also what she has focused her research interests on as a student in the doctor of nursing practice program.

Are You Applying to Graduate School? Preparing for Graduate School Can Help!

The Preparing for Graduate School seminar is aimed at helping our undergraduate students prepare for the graduate school selection and application process.

Winter Doctoral Commencement Ceremony 2019

The December 16, 2019 UofSC Doctoral Commencement and Hooding Ceremony is now available for view.

Master of Public Health Alumna Wins National Award for Wellness Efforts

Suzanne (Young) Hunt, a 2014 graduate of the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) program, has been named the 2019 Emerging Wellness Professional by the National Wellness Institute.

Story: Managing Motherhood, Military and Social Work

Master of Social Work advanced year student Amirah Cotton is married and has two young children. But her full-time job in human resources is different than most non-traditional students: she and her husband are both active-duty military.

MBA program - UofSC Boosting Recruitment and Support for Student Veterans

In 2019, the Darla Moore School of Business implemented a targeted military MBA initiative to encourage more military veterans to pursue their business master's degrees at the University of South Carolina. Tying into the national Hire Our Heroes enterprise, the Moore School is taking the lead among academic units on a larger initiative at the university to increase recruiting of and support for student veterans.


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