Prepare for Success

For many international students getting a master’s or postgraduate degree, adjusting to life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, the Master’s Accelerator at University of South Carolina is a first-year program that sets you up for success with:

  • Academic, English-language, and cultural support
  • College credit towards your USC degree
  • Access to exclusive courses and cultural events

Flexible

Flexible

Choose from 3 Master’s Accelerator options for the right amount of support. You can even add English-language courses to prepare you for U.S. classrooms.

Dedicated Support

Dedicated Support

Make your transition easy with academic, tutoring, career, and personal support from trained advisers. We’ll even pick you up when you arrive at the airport.

Small class sizes

Small class sizes

Receive more individual attention and customized support with fewer students in your classes. Some of your courses are exclusively for international students like you.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Give your career a fast start with the Career Accelerator. This two-year program enhances professional skills and offers access to internships for invaluable experience.

Live, Learn, Grow.

Live, Learn, Grow.

Adjust faster with tips for studying in the U.S. Plus, enjoy American cultural experiences like going to Panthers basketball games or exploring New York City.

Which Option is Right For You?

Direct
Master's
Accelerator

For students with advanced level of
academic performance
and English-language
proficiency.

ADVANCED MASTER’S
ACCELERATOR

For students ready to succeed with the benefit of additional support when needed.

MASTER’S ACCELERATOR

For students seeking a more holistic academic and English-language support system.

Compare your options

Direct Master’s Accelerator Advanced Master’s Accelerator Master’s Accelerator
Recommended For High-achieving students students with English-language proficiency
Students who are
ready to succeed in English-speaking classrooms,
seeking additional support when needed
Students who want a personalized experience
Main benefit Tailored courses that help you develop your skills to a graduate and professional level (direct access to the degree program)
Combines credit-
bearing courses with additional academic support
 Immersive English-language learning and cultural experiences
Length 1 semester 1 semester 2 semesters
Minimum GPA Required 3.0 3.0 3.0
English Skills Required Advanced Intermediate Moderate
Estimated Tuition and Fees

$16,305 USD

$16,500 USD

$31,000 USD

Learn more

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Estimated Program Duration

Progression varies based on a student's English-language ability, degree choice and course load per semester.

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*Duration varies depending on level of English-language proficiency.

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Choose your dream degree, from Political Science to Music Performance for Piano to Computer Engineering. All at one of the top universities in the U.S., in stunning South Carolina.