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Ready to start your graduate career at Clemson?

Over 100 World-Class Graduate Programs. One Purpose.

At Clemson, scholars motivated by research come together from across the globe with a shared vision: creating work that benefits the public good. Clemson graduate students are provided with exclusive academic resources, personalized mentorship and the opportunity to share their passion with undergraduate students.

Apply today to join our international family of scholars.

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Living in Clemson

Members of the Clemson community and surrounding areas enjoy free public transportation, temperate weather and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a cost of living 11 percent lower than the U.S. average in the neighboring town of Central, easy access to Lake Hartwell and the R1 designation of doctoral universities from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Clemson brings together the infrastructure of a tier-one research institution with the comfort of a small town to create an environment where graduate students thrive.

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Clemson graduate students conduct research on main campus as well as innovation campuses and economic hubs across South Carolina, working with groups such as the University’s industry partners and the United States government. Their work is crucial to the fulfillment of the University’s land-grant mission, giving back to the state and creating meaningful advancements that benefit individuals worldwide.

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Building Relationships, Gaining Confidence. Discover GRAD 360°.

GRAD 360° is a comprehensive professional development program for Clemson graduate students. Need help writing journal articles? Wondering about nonacademic Ph.D. careers? GRAD 360° hosts on- and off-campus experts to work with graduate students in dozens of seminars, workshops, bootcamps, series and institutes every semester. Identify your skills and interests, engage with advisers in holistic mentoring and develop the skills you need for professional practice, research and careers. You can even track your progress online. It’s an essential for your success, and it’s free.

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Clemson researchers answer critical medical questions.

Can variation in DNA predict variation in health and disease? New research from Clemson’s Center for Human Genetics helps to answer this question. Published in “Genome Research,” the findings may one day help doctors better monitor metabolite variation as an indicator for disease.

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At Clemson, students see their interests and academics start to merge.

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Plant and environmental sciences masters candidate Brodie Cox examines a peach tree for bacterial spot.

My work experience in the lab and in the field while at Clemson has helped me understand how to move discoveries from the lab to the field in order to make an impact on industry. Working alongside Dr. Guido Schnabel with local growers has helped me communicate and work with growers in the industry. I want to continue to do what I can to help the South Carolina agricultural industry.

Brodie Cox
Plant and Environmental Sciences M ’20