There are no deadlines for applications; however, it is a good idea to start the process as far ahead of the entry semester as possible
Before applying, prospective students are expected to identify a faculty advisor whose research program is of interest. Faculty list >
When you have identified an advisor who has agreed to accept the applicant, the online system is used for completing the application (www.grad.clemson.edu).
If you apply without having identified an advisor, your application will remain on file for one year.
The following is required in the online application:
Application with biographical information, including name of potential advisor
Two recommendations from people knowledgeable about your potential, work habits, integrity, etc., submitted directly to the Graduate School
If you list the names on the online application, the Graduate School will automatically send recommendation forms to them for completion
Official GRE and, if applicable, TOEFL scores, submitted to the Graduate School
Minimum scores are not posted by law.
Official transcripts submitted to the Graduate School
Applicants for the MFR (non-thesis Masters of Forest Resources) and the non-thesis WFB Master of Science option are generally not eligible for assistantships. Students in these two degree programs are expected to pay full tuition and fees.
Students accepted by a faculty member for an MS or Ph.D. degree are provided Research Assistantships and are expected to work up to 20 hours per week, depending on the level of support. A small amount of TA money is available at the discretion of the Department, but these are not allocated prior to acceptance or in full support of graduate students.
FNR faculty often advertize open grad student positions on various websites. A good list of such websites can be found on the Natural Resources Graduate Student Association website at http://sites.google.com/site/clemsonnrgsa/.