Medical University of South Carolina

179 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29425

School Details

Medical University of South Carolina is a two-year public school located in Charleston, South Carolina. MUSC was founded in 1824 as a physician training school. Since then, the school has expanded to offer a medical center and six colleges for the education of health professionals, biomedical scientists and other health care personnel. MSC operates as both a center for research and a public hospital. The MUSC Medical Center provides many services to patients at the main campus and throughout the community.

MUSC lies on 67 acres in the historic area of Charleston, South Carolina. This area offers historic homes, museums, libraries, restaurants, music, art, beaches, and golf courses. All hospitals, research centers, clinical, and basic science buildings that form the MUSC Complex are just a short walk away from Charleston’s main street. MUSC at Charleston offers cutting-edge research and clinical care alongside a relatively small student body that feels like a tight-knit community.

Students have access to services such as academic counseling, career counseling, employment services, libraries, a wellness center, a writing center, and access to research technology/equipment.  Student organizations are also offered on campus.

Medical University of South Carolina offers degrees in the following colleges: College of Dental Medicine, College of Graduate Studies, College of Health Professionals, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy.

Medical University of South Carolina has 2,678 students (198 undergraduates) and 829 faculty members, giving the university an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 596 teach full-time and 233 teach part-time. About 98% of undergraduate students study full-time and 2% study part-time. Most graduate students (94%) study full-time and 6% study part-time.

The student body contains 79% female students and 21% male students. About 73% of all students are white with the remaining students being black, Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian. About 43% of students are ages 24 and under with 57% of students being ages 25 and above.

Tuition costs $14,298 per year for in-state students and $17,441 per year for out-of-state students. In-state graduate students pay $17,441 per year for tuition and out-of-state graduate students pay $24,021. Annual fees for all students cost about $1,010.

Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 50% of those attending Medical University of South Carolina receive financial aid.

Medical University of South Carolina. Applicants are required to have at least 90 semester hours of college credit, take the MCAT no later than the spring or fall of the year preceding admission and no more than three years old. The non-refundable application fee costs $95. Admission requirements may vary depending on the degree selected. The deadline for Early Decision is August 1 and the deadline for Regular Admission is October 1.

Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 




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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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