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Graduate Admissions

Since 1946, South Carolina State University's College of Graduate and Professional Studies has continuously served high-performing graduate students, helping them to achieve their professional and leadership goals. To continue our tradition of excellence, we offer 12 graduate degree programs including Agriculture & Public Service, Education, Human Services, Accounting, and more—many of which have been accredited by SACSCOC and other corresponding national professional accrediting associations.

Graduate Catalog

Are you passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship? Looking to advance your career in healthcare, education, counseling, or something else? Or maybe you're looking to switch career paths and start anew. Now is the time to invest in your future and earn a graduate degree or certificate to kickstart your academic and career goals. Discover how SC State can transform your career and help you to reach new heights.

Begin your journey by applying today!

Fill out the Graduate Application

Dare to Achieve Excellence in a Graduate Program at SC State

A graduate degree from SC State can do more than help you begin or advance your career—the Bulldog experience can empower you to step out of your comfort zone, realize your potential, and flourish in your future endeavors. As a graduate student from SC State, you will learn at exceptional facilities and from highly qualified instructors with real-world experience. Our faculty invests in your success, helping you navigate the post-graduate world and make informed decisions that can lead you toward success in your chosen field.

Throughout your time at SC State, you will be exposed to a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities, including internships, practicums, and other hands-on classroom learning experiences. You will also have access to several graduate programs that are exclusive to our university. We offer unique programs like a Master of Science degree in transportation, a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in agribusiness, as well as the only Doctor of Education degree in the state of South Carolina with a concentration in educational administration. Additionally, we are ranked third in the nation in graduating minority students with a Doctor of Education degree.

Discover your perfect match as you explore our exceptional programs.

Explore Graduate Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Want to know exactly what it takes to become a Bulldog? Learn more about the process and how SC State can help you kickstart your journey toward earning a graduate degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Application & Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Enrollment Objectives & Current Resume
  • Proof of Residency Questionnaire and Supporting Documents
  • English Proficiency Examination (EPE) Score
  • Standardized Test Score Report
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Recommendation Forms

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 15th
  • Spring Semester: November 1st
  • Summer Term: April 1st

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Want to get a taste of life on the SC State campus before you apply? Schedule a campus tour today and see how you could fit in here.