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College of Graduate Studies Photo shoot of students in Dr. Hainan Lang's Lab in Walton Research Bldg and Dr. Peter Kalivas's Lab in DDB

College of Graduate Studies

The College of Graduate Studies at MUSC is committed to the graduate training of biomedical research scientists, providing them with the critical thinking skills and experimental expertise that prepare them to work at the interface of basic biological sciences and human health and disease. We believe that the single most important experience a university can offer is the opportunity to make exciting new discoveries through research.

Being a CGS student means having a team around you as you develop independence as a scientist. I’m so thankful for a supportive environment to work and learn.

Alyson Black, 4th Year Ph.D. student

Alyson Black

In only two years, I noticed drastic differences in the way I think about science, myself and the community. Through the wide variety of courses, great support from faculty members, and social activities, I am maturing into the scientist I’ve always envisioned myself to be.

Nour Hijazi, 3rd Year M.D./Ph.D. student

Nour Hijazi

Being a graduate student and being curious are synonymous. While at the Medical University of South Carolina my curiosity has been cultivated and nurtured.

Brandon Young, Ph.D. student

Brandon Young

Attending MUSC has unlocked a world of opportunities. In my first year as a graduate student, I presented my research at international meetings in Charleston, Madison, Milan, and Vancouver. I cannot imagine a more exciting, rewarding, and cultivating environment to train in.

Kevin Caulfield, 2nd Year Ph.D. Student

Kevin Caulfield

SURP Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SUMP) participants

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week research and educational based program run by the College of Graduate Studies on the MUSC campus.

2023 Program

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Doctoral Students


Masters Students


Dual-Degree Students