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How To Apply

General Admission Information

All applications to the College of Graduate Studies must be submitted online at The $95 application fee is waived for applicants to all Ph.D. program who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents of the US.  Application fees vary by program. More information about applying can be found at:

Deadlines for all programs are listed on their respective application pages.

Supplemental application materials should be sent to:

Medical University of South Carolina
Office of Enrollment Management
Graduate Studies Admissions
45 Courtenay Dr, MSC 203
Charleston, SC 29425-0203

General Application Materials

MUSC University Application

Official Examination Scores

All official GRE scores must be submitted to MUSC directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years old. Please allow two to three weeks for official scores to reach MUSC. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to MUSC is R5407.  For information on how to prepare for the GRE test, including free practice tests, see the ETS website at

Graduate Studies Reference Forms

References forms must be submitted by current/former advisors, supervisors, or faculty with a letter of reference. Reference forms will be provided electronically to the applicant at the time of online application submission.

Original Official Transcripts

Original official transcripts from all colleges ever attended: MUSC accepts transcripts directly from the Registrar's office of the institution by mail, by fax at (843-792-6615), and electronically. The applicant may also deliver or mail official transcripts to MUSC if the transcript remains in an envelope sealed or stamped by the Registrar's office at the institution. For more information about sending transcripts please see:

Application by Programs


Ph.D. Programs

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

Joint Clemson-MUSC PhD in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics


Masters Programs

M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

M.S. in Medical Sciences

M.S. in Clinical Research


Dual Degree Programs

M.D./Ph.D. Program




Post-baccalaureate/Undergraduate Programs

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program-PREP (opens December 1 for Summer 2019)

Summer Research Programs

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