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When Do I Apply? 
You may apply at any time. There is no application deadline.

How Do I Apply? 
Online applications for graduate degree programs are on the Graduate Admissions website: For information about the program, click the List of Degree Programs link and select Non-Thesis for Science Educators – Bio Science, Program Code MS-BIOS-1-AAC.

What Do I Need to Apply? 
Admission to the program requires the following:

  • A suitable undergraduate education (you do not need an undergraduate degree in biology to be considered for admission)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A resume
  • Suitable GRE scores (GRE scores are not required for teachers with 1 or more years teaching experience).
  • A satisfactory TOEFL score (550 from paper exam or 213 from online exam, or 80 from the internet exam, or 6.5 or higher on the IELTS test) is required for international students whose native language is not English.
  • $80 fee for MS-BIOS-1-AAC applicants, $60 fee for ND-AFLN-1 applicants, or a $90 fee for international applicants. Application fees are nonrefundable.

What Happens After I Apply? 
Once all application materials have been received by Graduate Admissions, your file will be forwarded to the Department of Biological Sciences. The Online Graduate Advisory Committee will determine whether candidates are competitive for admission into the Biological Sciences Online M.S. program. The entire process takes 2-3 weeks.

Using Email - Email communications for the university go through your Clemson email address. You'll need to contact CCIT to set up your email once you've been accepted. If you do not use your Clemson email address, you may miss out on important information.

Using Blackboard Learn

  • Go to the Clemson home page (
  • Click on the 'Students' button just below the banner on the left side of the Clemson homepage.
  • Once loaded, look for the link in the vertical list on the right side of the page, click the Blackboard link.
  • Enter your Clemson Username and Password, click enter.
  • The next page that loads will be in Blackboard and you will see a number of options including My Courses listed on the right side of the page.
  • Under My Courses, click the link to your course
  • On the left side of the page, if you scroll to the very bottom of the page, you will see links for Blackboard FAQs, Blackboard Help, and Blackboard Resources. If you haven't used Blackboard before you may want to look into the Blackboard Resources.

Blackboard User Manual

Echo 360

Echo 360 is a Lecture Capture System.  The system enables faculty to record audio, course visuals, and optional video for students to review in digital format. This provides students with a powerful tool that can be used to provide instruction that is entirely web-based.  Students will have the ability to seek forward or back in a presentation to particular segments of the captured session.  The captures can be viewed via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari), and/or be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.

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University and Graduate School deadlines can be found on the deadlines page

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