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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.

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.

Alumna Takes Reins as President of National School Librarians Association

School librarian Kathy Carroll likes to be in the middle of the action and that's where she finds herself every day, whether it's helping students at Westwood High School in Blythewood or advocating for her profession as president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians.

Doctoral Student Lynsey Keator Named Recipient of Elaine M. Frank Endowed Fellowship

Lynsey Keator, a Graduate Civic Scholar and doctoral student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been chosen as the beneficiary of the 2019-2020 Elaine M. Frank Endowed Fellowship Fund.

Campus Conversation: Ryan Waldman

This week's Campus Conversation features Ryan Waldman, graduate student in the School of Earth, Ocean and Environment and volunteer at the Melton Observatory, which is open to the public on most Monday nights, weather permitting. "The best part of Melton public nights is seeing visitors arrive with no expectations of what they will see and be completely amazed by the experience of seeing celestial objects firsthand."

Airman Works Toward Master's Degree at UofSC While Serving His Country

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sigmon is earning his master's degree in sport and entertainment management while he is on active duty.

National Award Supports Master of Speech Pathology Student in Quest to Work with Children with Hearing Loss

Marissa Castaldo is a Master of Speech Pathology student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She recently won a 2019 Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

Outstanding Young Alumnus

The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award honors a graduate under 40 who represents the breadth and scope of new talent, has achieved extraordinary success in a chosen profession and has significantly set themselves apart from their peers. This year's recipient is James M. Landreth, '16 master's in engineering.

Moore School MBA Candidate Appreciates Program Flexibility with New Executive Job and Busy Family Life

Nicholas Fernandez appreciates the online options to finish his Moore School MBA after recently being promoted to senior vice president and regional credit executive for southeast Florida with First Citizens Bank. 

Master of Public Health Alumnus Joshua Swift Leads North Carolina County Public Health Efforts

Joshua Swift is a 2004 graduate of the Department of Exercise Science's Master of Public Health in Physical Activity and Public Health program. He was recently selected to serve as the public health director of Forsyth County. 

Supporting Digital Scholarship

Faculty and graduate students are creating more digital research than ever before, and a new department in University Libraries helps them manage all aspects of their digital scholarship.


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