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Graduate Program

Graduate Program


Clemson University offers both the Ph.D. and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering. The graduate program is ranked 39th out of 172 national public universities, and Clemson University as a whole is ranked 20th (US News and World Report, 2014).

Students may specialize in research areas including advanced materials, energy, biotechnology, or chemical processing. The department offers strong research programs in biotechnology, polymer processing, rheology, fiber and film formation, supercritical fluids, separation processes, and kinetics and catalysis. The research activities of these groups encompass most of the traditional branches of chemical engineering as well as several of the newer areas such as advanced materials, biosensors, bioresource conversion, molecular modeling and simulation, nanotechnology, protein engineering, and renewable energy systems.

Students may be accepted with backgrounds in chemistry, physics, or branches of engineering other than chemical engineering. Special programs are available for nonchemical engineering graduates.



Application Information

You may apply on the  Clemson Graduate Program site.

To apply for Clemson’s graduate programs in chemical and biomolecular engineering, you must submit an application, at least two letters of recommendation from faculty members and unofficial transcripts of all college work - official transcripts are required after acceptance. You must also have satisfactory GRE scores, and if you are not an American citizen, satisfactory TOEFL scores. International students who have completed a BS or MS degree in the US are not required to submit TOEFL scores.

Applicants are accepted at any time, but to be considered for all financial aid possibilities, you should apply by early January for the fall semester or early September for the spring semester.

Required Documents

Current Graduate

Prospective Graduate