University of South Carolina-Columbia Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 134 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA and CEPH
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 34,099 (25,556 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 31% part-time, 69% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,254 in-state; $28,368 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018

My graduate program does a great job of preparing us for the real world upon graduation and makes sure we maintain competitive in the work force.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros- You can receive in state tuition. I love the GA-ship. I am able to receive experience in my field while going to class. You can also go to conferences that are school funded. There are many networking opportunities. Upon completion of the program, we have to do a residency. Lastly, the program is accredited! Cons- Not many scholarship opportunities. The classes are all in the evenings. The program isn't highly ranked. There is not much diversity in the student body. It is a rigorous program because of the work load and course load. However, it is challenging but very helpful and I believe I will have success in the future.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is highly competitive but a lot of people do not know about it because it has been overshadowed by larger programs. Although the workload is rigorous, the staff are very helpful and care a great deal about your success. They do not want to see you fail and will do everything in their power to make sure that does not happen. However, you have to be willing to put the work in or you will not get anything out of it, except debt.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

University of South Carolina, specifically the MPH-HPEB program, has great faculty and staff who are willing to help and are passionate about their research and community work. The surrounding Columbia area has many historical and outdoor activities but not much else.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program that produces success driven results. School has a fantastic reputation.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I started my PhD in 2011 and I was funded by my adviser until 2014. Since then, I have no financial support from school and I need to pay my tuition myself. The graduate program at my department is so fresh and there are too many young and motivated professors working with students from all over the world. The diversity of students is amazing as it let you socially benefit from different cultures around you. There are restrict rules for graduation which makes a graduate student competitive and hard working since they can not graduate without having a required number of publications. Different associations hold meetings with professionals from industry which provides networking opportunities for future career.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Primarily, I love my program, for I am learning how to run and interpret statistical outputs. The program is intended to prepare students to enter Ph.D programs in various psychological fields, and I really feel as if I am moving towards my future career goals. However, the majority of funding, assistantships, and T.A. positions are awarded to the doctoral students, so my research training, sadly, feels only conceptual in nature. The faculty are amazing! Every faculty member ranging from Instructor to Emeritus is ALWAYS available to assist students. Overall, I highly enjoy my program in Educational Psychology and Research.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is accredited and is one of the top business schools. The workload is very manageable for a full time employee, and you are also flexible to finish as quickly or as slowly as you need.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

The applied statistics program is offered completely online if the student chooses it. The lecture delivery is top notch. The video is clear, virtual whiteboards support the instruction and content materials are posted to the course website. Overall, this is a valuable program in "Data Science". It utilizes programming and technology as well as traditional statistics instruction.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Studying what one has learned in class is a must as well as gaining knowledge of how social workers engage and interact with their clients and the community during one's field placement internship. A student within the Master's program for Social Work will gain knowledge in assessments/evaluations, planning, and implementation of a client's needs. Students will understand that the client's better quality of life is the most important when assisting their needs. There are no cons about the graduate program at this time.
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