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The Medical University is comprised of 6 colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

College of Graduate Studies (CGS)

  • 212 students
  • 490 faculty (full and part-time)

The College of Graduate Studies educates biomedical and behavioral scientists at master's, doctoral and postdoctoral levels by exposing them to innovative research through any of the following programs: a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in the biomedical sciences, an NIH funded M.D. / Ph.D. program with the College of Medicine, a DMD / Ph.D. program with the College of Dental Medicine and a PharmD / Ph.D. with the College of Pharmacy for students interested in careers in medical, dental or pharmaceutical research.

College of Dental Medicine (CDM)

  • 296 dental students
  • 41 postgraduate residents accepted annually
  • 83 faculty (full and part-time)

The College of Dental Medicine serves as the state’s only dental medicine college and has been recognized as one of the best dental medicine programs in the Southeast, with departments including oral health sciences, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral rehabilitation, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and stomatology.

College of Nursing (CON)

  • 568 students (baccalaureate, masters and doctoral)
  • 140 faculty (full-time and clinical)

The College of Nursing has the only nursing program in the state that is part of an academic health sciences center, boasting pass rates of more than 90 percent, all-time high enrollment numbers, the only nursing program in South Carolina with a 16-month accelerated baccalaureate degree program, and the state-leader using online learning technology to educate nurses as well as those seeking master’s and doctorate-level nursing degrees.

College of Health Professions (CHP)

  • 789 total students
  • 64 faculty

With high-tech teaching and research facilities, CHP’s strategic design allows for long-term stability and growth within these core degree programs: anesthesia for nurses, cardiovascular perfusion, health administration and policy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy. Newly developed laboratories include a Motion Analysis Lab, a Neurophysiology Assessment Lab, and an Integrated Physiology Lab. 

College of Medicine (COM)

  • 768 students
  • 682 residents and fellows
  • 1235 faculty

The College of Medicine is the first medical school in the southern United States, founded in 1824, now has 25 departments which independently and collectively contribute to the education of future physicians.

College of Pharmacy (COP)

  • 321 students

Founded in 1881, the College of Pharmacy is home to two research centers with renowned endowed chairs. It boasts one of the oldest and largest residency programs in the country and provides a premier pharmacy education by uniting nationally recognized faculty and high-achieving students with the innovative, interprofessional learning opportunities offered at MUSC’s academic medical center.