Graduate Studies in Biological Sciences

graduate student holly nance collecting specimenThe Department of Biological Sciences offers the MS and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences and the MS and PhD degrees in Microbiology. In addition, faculty members in Biological Sciences also participate in the interdepartmental MS and PhD programs in Plant and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Toxicology. Various faculty members of the Clemson Ecology Faculty Group as well.

See a complete list of faculty in Biological Sciences and Microbiology and their research interests.

The Biological Sciences graduate program has an active student organization, the Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (BSGSA).  Learn more about the organization and its activities.


The Department of Biological Sciences also offers an online, non-thesis Master of Biological Sciences designed specifically for K-12 teachers and others interested in biological sciences. Learn more about this program. PLEASE NOTE that the admissions procedure, curriculum, and requirements for the ONLINE program are different from the other graduate programs in this department.  

Graduate Studies News

  • Here is a list of faculty recruiting grad assistants for Fall 2015. 
  • If you are a new graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, please visit the new Graduate Student Guide provided by the Graduate School at Clemson at your earliest convenience. 
  • Directions & Suggestions for Binding of Thesis/Dissertation (Adobe PDF – 9.5 MB)