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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.

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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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Deep Orange 11 showcased at 2023 Consumer Electronics Show

Clemson automotive engineering graduate alumni provided a glimpse into the future of mobility when they debuted the latest iteration of the Deep Orange prototype vehicle at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show. Created under the theme of “sustainability by design,” Deep Orange 11 was envisioned as a ride-sharing vehicle that is lightweight, low impact and energy efficient. Features include a battery enclosure made of recycled carbon fiber and a frame system created with composite materials connected by 3D-printed steel nodes. By providing experience in market analysis, vehicle design and prototyping, the Deep Orange project delivers an immersive learning experience that further helps students prepare for successful careers in the global mobility and automotive sectors.

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Graduate students stand beside the Deep Orange prototype on display at the consumer electronics show

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

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“I think my passion lies with the environmental side of things. … I want to work with sustainability. After taking an environmental course here, I realized how important it is to leave the earth better than we found it for our future generations. I’m looking at it more from the chemistry side of things because that is what I’m interested in. I think that this is something that needs to be looked at in all industries. Both big and small changes make all the difference.”

Lauren Slann,
materials science and engineering ’21, M ’22