USC Upstate has five masters degree programs

Graduate Students

Up for realizing the benefits of a graduate degree.

Earning your graduate degree will open up a world of new career opportunities and broaden your professional horizon. And earning your graduate degree at USC Upstate will take those possibilities to even greater new heights.

Our master’s degree programs in the fields of business, education, and nursing are characterized by courses relevant to 21st-century industry practice, exceptional technology and learning resources, instruction from expert faculty accomplished in their fields, and solid employer connections in the Upstate.

Graduate Programs in Education

We offer Master of Education degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education: Visual Impairment. Opportunities are also available for non-degree seeking students, recertification, and certification in additional areas. Our master’s programs are designed to meet the needs of working teachers, and can typically be completed in two years.

Graduate Program in Business

Our Master of Science in Business Analytics program is offered through Upstate’s respected George Dean Johnson College of Business and Economics. The program will expose you to new and emerging areas of insights focused on the data needs of modern organizations, features instruction from faculty with years of real-world experience, and can be completed in just one year.

Graduate Program in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing program with a concentration area of Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is offered through the Mary Black School of Nursing, which has earned an unparalleled reputation among healthcare providers in the Upstate region. The program prepares graduates for CNL certification through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Graduate Program in Informatics

The Master of Science in Informatics prepares students for the design, procurement, implementation, maintenance, and evolution of information as it relates to 21st-century business and industry. Students in the program gain a multi-disciplinary experience that incorporates the areas of business and communication to prepare the most well-rounded graduates possible.

In addition to our master degree programs, we also offer a graduate certificate in child advocacy studies through the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.


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