The biosystems engineering graduate program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership, creative accomplishment and continued professional learning, and to prepare graduates to effectively conduct independent scientific research.
Students from all engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants from non-engineering disciplines are welcome, but may be required to take additional undergraduate courses
Each degree program is planned individually to augment the student's previous engineering and science background with adequate breadth in engineering and specialization in an area of biosystems engineering. In addition to biosystems engineering, course work includes mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistics, and biological and engineering sciences.
Graduate application funding deadlines: Applications should be received no later than five weeks prior to registration. Every required item in support of the application must be on file by that date. Prospective students are encouraged to complete and submit their applications for admission and financial assistance as early as possible to be considered during the first round of assistantship awards, which are made beginning in February or March. Applicants whose credential files are not completed until after this first round of assistantship awards will be considered for awards in subsequent rounds after April 15.
Applicant requirements: For admission to the M.S. or Ph.D. program, an applicant should have a grade point ratio/average (GPR/GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0. Ranges of scores for students admitted to the BE program on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are typically greater than 155 (700) Q, 150 (450) V, 3.5 A and 90 TOEFL. Students with a baccalaureate or masters degree in a related science or engineering field may apply directly to the PhD program. Students with exceptional records and experience in research will be considered
for the PhD degree without a master's degree, while most students admitted to the PhD program will have previously received a Masters degree
BS/MS program requirements: Students enrolled in the undergraduate BE program at Clemson University can apply for acceptance to BS/MS programs in Biosystems Engineering,Environmental Engineering and Bioengineering. This allows students to count 6 – 8 credits of undergraduate course credits as part of graduate coursework. Required 155 (700) Q, 155 (500) V, 4.0 A GRE and 3.4 GPA