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Arnold School of Public Health

Admissions Tests & Transcripts

All of our graduate degree programs require standardized test scores as part of the application. International applicants will be required to demonstrate language proficiency and have their non-US transcripts verified as well.

When applying to the Arnold School of Public Health you must request to have official test scores sent from the testing center to the University of South Carolina or Centralized Application Service (SOPHAS, PTCAS, CSDCAS, HAMPCAS, ATCAS). Be sure to review the degrees offered and deadlines. Please also review the appropriate codes for each test below to ensure that your scores are delivered to the Arnold School of Public Health. If you submitted your application prior to taking the test, please make sure that official scores will be forwarded.

It may take several weeks for your test scores to be processed and mailed. Therefore, it is important to take the TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, or other tests early in the application process.


Required Tests

Contact information and identification codes are listed below. Please self-report scores on your application and/or upload copies of test scores. 

GRE Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, N.J. 08541-6000

Phone: 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373
Fax: 609-771-7906

SOPHAS Applicants:
Institution code: 0780 (U of South Carolina Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS)
Department and Major Field code: 0616 (Public Health)

Graduate School, ATCAS, and HAMPCAS Applicants:
USC Institution code:  5818 (U South Carolina Columbia)
Department and Major Field code: 0616 (Public Health)

CSDCAS Applicants:
Institution code: 5821 (U South Carolina CSDCAS)

PTCAS Applicants:
Institution code: 1670 (U South Carolina PTCAS)

For Health Services Policy and Management applicants only

Graduate Management Admissions Council
1600 Tysons Blvd, Ste. 1400
McLean, V.A. 22102

Phone: 703-749-0131
Fax: 703-749-0169


ETS DI code: 5861

Program codes:

  • Doctor of Philosophy-JV2-JW-46,
  • Doctor of Public Health-JV2-JW-97,
  • Master of Public Health-JV2-JW-72,
  • Master of Health Administration JV2-JW-12.



International Tests

Contact information and identification codes are listed below.

TOEFL Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, N.J. 08541-6151

Phone: 1-877-863-3546
Phone Outside US: 609-771-7100
Fax: 609-771-7500

USC Institutional code: 5818
Arnold School of Public Health code: 50
SOPHAS Code:  5688

(Academic Course Type 2 exam)

Cambridge Examinations and IELTS International
100 East Corson Street, Suite 200
Pasadena, C.A. 91103

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If you are a Centralized Application applicant (SOPHAS, PTCAS, CSDCAS, HAMPCAS, ATCAS) and you are admitted to the Arnold School of Public Health, the USC Graduate School will require official transcripts of each school attended in addition to the official transcripts submitted directly to the Centralized Application (SOPHAS, PTCAS, CSDCAS, HAMPCAS, ATCAS). 

By Mail:
The Graduate School
University of South Carolina
1705 College Street, Suite 552
Columbia, S.C. 29208



International Transcript Requirement 

Non-US institution transcripts will need to be verified by World Education Services (WES); course-by-course evaluation will be done via WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP).

World Education Services
International Academic Credential Evaluation
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, N.Y. 10274-5087 

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