Application Procedures and Answers to FAQs

  • 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/.