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Graduate School

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Ready to apply for one of our top-ranked graduate degree programs? We'll help you through the process and help you identify all required application materials for your field of study. 

Supporting Materials 

Submit supporting materials with your application or after you've applied.

Sending your supporting materials before you submit your application can cause a delay in processing.


Which application should I use?

Most degree programs use the general graduate school application, with a few exceptions. 

General Graduate School Application 

Use this application unless your desired degree program is part of one of the schools listed below.  

Darla Moore School of Business

The business school has its own application for all business graduate program applicants.

Arnold School of Public Health

Many public health graduate programs use a special application. Find out more about the graduate admissions process on the Arnold School website.


Professional Degree Program Applications

Professional degree programs are not managed by the Graduate School and use their own applications. 


Required Application Materials for All Departments

  • Bachelor's Degree: From an accredited college or university (or international equivalent) 
  • Official Transcripts: From all colleges and universities attended for credit
  • Official Test Scores: Consult your program for specific score requirements
  • Letters of Recommendation: Consult your program for the number of letters required
  • Application Fee: $50 for students using the general application. Other applications may cost more
  • English Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-citizens (see all International Student requirements)

Submitting Official Test Scores

You must submit official test scores directly from the testing service. Copies of scores are not considered official. Use the following codes for the University of South Carolina to submit: 

  • GRE: 5818
  • MAT: 1719
  • GMAT: JV2
  • MCAT: No numerical code - choose "University of South Carolina, Graduate School" 
  • TOEFL: 5818
  • IELTS: No numerical code, choose or enter "University of South Carolina" and our address - 1705 College St, Close-Hipp Suite 552, Columbia, SC 29208

Consult with your program about further required materials. 

Many programs require statements of purpose, resumes, writing samples, portfolios and/or licensure.


Areas of Study


International Applicants

If you are applying as an international student, you may need to submit additional documentation. 


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