Skip to Content


Ph.D. Handbook

Welcome to UofSC College of Nursing (CON). We are here to help you be successful in your graduate nursing education endeavors. The College of Nursing PhD Graduate Student Handbook provides students with current information about curricula, policies, and other important information concerning the graduate programs in the College.  

Table of Contents

Supplemental Regulations 

There are several resources available to assist you in meeting your academic and personal goals.  Registration at the University of South Carolina assumes the students' acceptance of all published regulations.  The academic bulletins are the official documents of record concerning undergraduate and graduate academic programs and regulations.  These bulletins are for information purposes only and do not constitute any contractual agreement between a student and the University of South Carolina.  The University reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, or academic regulations at any time when, in the judgment of the faculty, the president, or the Board of Trustees, such changes are in the best interest of the students and the University. 
All graduate students are also responsible for the regulations listed below: 
2021-2022 USC Graduate Studies Bulletin
2021-2022 Policies and Regulations 
USC Policies and Procedures Manual 

University of South Carolina Nondiscrimination Statement 

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.   Questions or concerns regarding the University’s equal opportunity programs should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Programs, 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 805, Columbia, SC 29208 or 803-777-3854 (Voice) or 803-777-5608 (TTY), email: 
The policies and procedures described in this manual are continually revised and updated. The College of Nursing and the University of South Carolina must reserve the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curriculum, or any other matters announced in this publication.   Notifications of changes or additions to the PhD Graduate Student Handbook made throughout the year are posted in a timely fashion on the Virtual Community in Blackboard (Bb). Students are responsible for checking the program Bb on a regular basis for all program-related updates and handbook updates.  If you have questions regarding the contents of this handbook, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs. 

Academic Calendar 

The College of Nursing follows the University Academic Calendar in the Fall and Spring terms. 
The College of Nursing Summer Calendar differs from the traditional University calendar.  

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.