Genetics and Biochemistry

Applying to the Program


Before you begin the application process you will need to make sure that you have the following information available:

  • A list of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions including dates of attendance and graduation.

  • A copy of your GRE score information; including: individual and total score, and test date.  You will need to have a copy of your scores sent to Clemson directly from ETS.  Clemson's institution code is 5111.  You do not need to include a department code if asked.

  • If you are an international applicant you will need your TOEFL score information; including: registration number, test type (i.e. computer, paper, or internet), your individual and total scores and test date.

  • A list of three references (professors or employers) along with their corresponding institution and email address.  Correspondence will be sent to these individuals requesting letters of reference.

  • A personal statement describing your research experience, career goals, and why you wish to pursue graduate studies at Clemson University. You should prepare this statement in a standard word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word) and paste your statement into the corresponding boxes where indicated.

Domestic applicants will be asked to pay an application fee of $75 upon submitting the application; international applicants will be assessed a fee of $85.  This fee must be paid and all supplemental materials must be received by the application deadlines (below) before your application can be sent to the department and processed.

In addition to the electronic application you must send to Clemson University all materials listed in "Supporting Documents" on the Graduate School application website.  The Genetics and Biochemistry Graduate Admissions Committee cannot evaluate an applicant until all supporting documents are received.

Lastly, it is essential that when you create your application account on the APPLY WEB application system that you provide a valid email address which you check often.  We will use this address to send official communications from the university.



When you have all of your information ready, you may proceed to the application page by clicking the "APPLY NOW" link below:

Apply Now