During the past decade the demand for geotechnical engineers has increased dramatically, and this demand is likely to increase further over the next decade. An advanced degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering is considered by many to be a minimum requirement to enter practice in this field.
At Clemson University, the primary emphasis of geotechnical engineering study is in the area of geo-mechanics. A wide range of mechanics-oriented graduate courses, including structural and geotechnical engineering courses, are offered. These courses, along with courses offered in related fields such as geological sciences and environmental engineering, allow each student to tailor a course of study that meets the requirements for an advanced degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in geo-mechanics.