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Graduate Students

At the heart of every scientific discovery — when a new drug is designed, a new galaxy discovered, or a new gadget created — there is a team of researchers credited, many of whom are graduate students. Graduate students in SCIENCE are involved in research projects led by world-class faculty in an academic environment that aims to change the future of science and technological innovation. Research is advanced by grant-funded partnerships with national labs, medical schools and international partners, providing the basis of our graduate education and positioning today’s students to be tomorrow’s visionary leaders.

We are committed to achieving national and global prominence through excellence in scientific discovery, and our graduate students form the bedrock to get us there. Collaborate with interdisciplinary scholars. Publish in high impact scientific journals. Share your findings at national and international conferences. Become a master of your field.

The College of Science is advancing ScienceForward — and you can, too. Find out more about the College of Science and our graduate programs in our new graduate viewbook.

Explore Graduate Programs

In an academic environment that aims to change the future of science and technological innovation, graduate students in SCIENCE have access to the knowledge and tools necessary to become tomorrow’s visionaries. Clemson’s College of Science drives innovation through eight graduate programs of study. You can also find out more about The Graduate School.


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Biochemistry

DEGREE OFFERED: Ph.D.
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Biochemistry explores the basis of every biological process through the chemical molecules that direct metabolism and energy production. Research areas — including enzymology, cellular structural proteins, pathogenesis and biochemistry, nucleic acid damage, repair, and recombination — help biochemists understand the complexities of plants, microorganisms and humans.


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Biological Sciences

DEGREES OFFERED: M.S., Ph.D.
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Biological Sciences studies all aspects of life, from the structure and function of molecules and cells to the behavior and interaction of organisms, communities and ecosystems. Research in this program reflects this breadth with specialties in genomics, evolutionary biology, physiology, integrative biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, cancer biology, immunology, toxicology and more.


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Chemistry

DEGREES OFFERED: M.S., Ph.D.
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Chemistry aims to elucidate the composition, structure and behavior of atoms as they react to form varying states of matter. The department has faculty members engaged in research in all of the traditional areas of chemistry, with strengths in advanced materials, chemical biology, computational chemistry, nanoscale materials and solid-state chemistry.


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Environmental Toxicology

DEGREES OFFERED: M.S., Ph.D.
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Environmental Toxicology students delve into the subdisciplines of ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, developmental toxicology, immunotoxicology and endocrine toxicology across invertebrates, freshwater and marine fish, and mammalian models. Students learn how toxins and pollutants, such as pesticides and heavy metals, threaten the functions of living organisms at their most basic biological processes.


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Genetics

DEGREE OFFERED: Ph.D.
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Genetics comprises the study of DNA, the codified language that informs everything from physical appearance to disease likelihood. This discipline includes research in biotechnology, cell biology, DNA damage and repair, bioinformatics, and other molecular, general and population genetics questions that involve plants, eukaryotic pathogens, canines, humans, yeast and fruit flies.


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Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

DEGREES OFFERED: M.S., Ph.D.
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Mathematical and Statistical Sciences students use numbers, logic and reason to uncover new insights about nature and real-world phenomena — including groundwater modeling for agriculture, statistical analysis for medical studies and encryption for cloud data security. Research foci in this discipline include algebra and discrete math, applied statistics, computational mathematics, operations research, probability and statistics, and pure and applied analysis.


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Microbiology

DEGREES OFFERED: M.S., Ph.D.
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Microbiology examines living organisms that are invisible to the naked eye — such as bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses — that reside in and around us at all times. Some of these benefit our health, while others cause disease. Microbiology research areas include infectious diseases, immunology, microbial ecology, microbiomes, environmental microbiology, antibiotic resistance, biofilms, bioinformatics and applied genomics.


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Physics

DEGREES OFFERED: M.S., Ph.D.
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Physics is a fundamental natural science that uncovers the behavior of matter and energy through space and time. Our students study astrophysics, atomic physics, atmospheric physics, biophysics and condensed matter physics and have the opportunity to conduct research at a diverse set of locations that stretch from near the North Pole to the Southern Hemisphere.

GENERAL INQUIRIES

  

College of Science
118 Long Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
 science@clemson.edu
 864-656-3015