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Graduate Programs Application Process

USC Upstate currently offers graduate courses for those seeking:

  • Early Childhood Master of Education Degree
  • Elementary Master of Education Degree
  • Special Education Visual Impairment Master of Education Degree
  • Recertification/Professional Development Courses in Education
  • ESOL (teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Courses for Add-on Certification
  • Add-on Certification in ECE, ELEM, ML, and VI

Students can choose to be Degree-Seeking or Non-Degree Seeking(please note the application process is different):

Degree Seeking Application Process

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education Visual Impairment

  • Pay a $40 application fee
  • Provide complete application and documentation to include:

-USC Upstate Degree-Seeking Application
-South Carolina Resident Certification Form
-Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
-Copy of current South Carolina Teaching Certificate
-Test Scores (GRE or MAT)
-Three Letters of Recommendation
-One to two-page Personal Statement
-Citizenship Status Verification Form with required proof

  • Send to: Graduate Programs, School of Education, HEC 3001, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Await acceptance notification from Admissions Office

 

Non-Degree Seeking Application Process

For Recertification/Professional Development and ESOL

 

  • Pay a $10 application fee
  • Provide complete Non-Degree application and documentation to include:

-Non-Degree Seeking Application, including Residency Certification
- Copy of current South Carolina Teaching Certificate
-Citizenship Status Verification Form with required proof

  • Send to: Graduate Programs, School of Education, HEC 3001, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Await acceptance notification from Admissions Office

 


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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Brochures

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Visual Impairment Education
Informatics

Program Contacts

Education
Tina Herzberg, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Education
864-503-5572

Informatics
Ron Fulbright, Ph.D.
Program Chair
Department of Informatics
864-503-5683

Nursing

Tracey Bourgoin

Graduate Program Advisor

864-503-5508

Office of Admissions
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5246
admissions@uscupstate.edu  

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.