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We only accept a small number of students each year. This helps ensure you'll find a place in a lab with a faculty mentor who shares your research interests. 

You can apply to biomedical sciences graduate programs online through the USC Graduate School. Be sure to indicate the program in which you are interested. 

Personal Statement

Your personal statement allows us to get to know you and evaluate whether our program is a good match for you and your research interests. As you introduce yourself to us, you may want to include statements related to:

  • Past research experience
  • Publications and presentations you've participated in
  • Career goals
  • How our program will help you attain your goals


Other Required Materials

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Official transcripts


Sending Your Materials

Please send any paper copies of materials such as your recommendation letters or personal statement to:

Graduate School
University of South Carolina
901 Sumter Street
Suite 301
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Once you've completed your application please email us at to let us know you've applied.


Declined Admissions

If we decline your application, you can request that your application be reconsidered for admission or considered for admission to another graduate program without resubmitting your credentials. You will need to submit a completed Request for Change of Status Form and pay a $15 fee.  

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