Our Graduate Programs

Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences, M.S. (Thesis)Food, Nutrition and Culinary
Sciences, M.S. (Thesis)

Packaging Science, M.S.Packaging Science, M.S.

Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences, M.S. (Non-Thesis)
Food, Nutrition and Culinary
Sciences, M.S. (Non-thesis)

Food Technology, Ph.D. Food Technology, Ph.D.

Contact for Graduate Programs:

Dr. Paul Dawson
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences

204 Poole Agricultural Center
Clemson University
Clemson, SC  29634-0316
Phone: 864-656-1138

FNPS graduate Student handbookDownload the Graduate Student Handbook

Acceptance Deadlines

Applicants accepted into any of our graduate programs must meet three criteria:

1. Meet the academic qualifications listed in the website.
2. Demonstrate financial support either from internal or external sources and/or be self supported.
3. Commitment of a faculty member to act as the major advisor for the chosen degree.

Since faculty acquire research funding throughout the year, applications are left open for faculty to
review year-round to choose students from the applicant pool. Thus no deadline for acceptance exists and student can be accepted into the program prior to the start of any semester upon meeting all
three criteria listed above.

International students must adhere to VISA deadlines set by the US government and International Office at Clemson. If you have not received notification of acceptance or rejection your application is in the graduate applicant file for faculty to consider when and if they have funding or space in their laboratories for additional students.

Current Graduate Students in the Department

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