Clemson has been teaching Civil Engineering since the University was founded in 1889. Both the MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering are offered. For the MS degree, 30 credits are required, and students may elect a thesis or non-thesis option.
Graduate students in Civil Engineering can select from a variety of specializations including Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Construction Materials, Applied Fluid Mechanics and Transportation Systems. The faculty work closely together to form thrust areas such as resilient and sustainable infrastructure, natural and manmade hazard mitigation, and others. Click here for more.
The department offers a number of finanical assistantships to highly qualified students. These are given in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships.
The graduate student body is a diverse group of men and women, with a graduate student to faculty ratio of about 4 to 1. Graduate student offices are located in Lowry Hall as well as in the off-campus research labs - a short distance from Lowry Hall. The size of graduate classes ranges from 5 to 20 students.