Frequently Asked Questions for the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies

Yes, financial aid services are available. Students are encouraged to review the information for undergraduate student financial aid applications found on the MUSC Financial Aid Services website.

There are equipment and software purchases for this program, as well as laptop requirements. Information about program fees can be found in the MUSC Bulletin. Other additional expenses include textbooks.

Yes, this program is designed for working professionals. Most of our students work at least part-time throughout the program.

Yes, online students have the same benefits. Learn more about student life at MUSC and in the College of Health Professions.

To determine your eligibility, review the eligibility criteria for admissions. If you would like to have your eligibility reviewed, you can send a copy of your unofficial transcripts to Dr. Gellar at There are no costs associated with this eligibility review. 

There are a number of opportunities available for students upon graduation. Please review our Professional Pathway page for information about career and advanced educational opportunities.

Students are required to attend live course orientations (online or on-campus), typically 2-3 days, at the beginning of each semester (August, January, May). You may decide whether you would like to attend virtually or in-person. These sessions afford students valuable face time with faculty and classmates.

The program averages 12 credit hours per semester. All coursework is completed in four academic semesters over one and a half years. 

Yes, the faculty member teaching your classes will always help you. Individual and group tutoring sessions are available on campus through the Center for Academic Excellence and the Writing Center at no additional cost to students.