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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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Teacher residency program to expand across South Carolina

A $2.39 million award from the U.S. Department of Education will enable Clemson to expand its teacher residency program in South Carolina. First launched in 2017 to address declining teacher recruitment and retention, the teacher residency program offers undergraduate students a combined bachelor’s-to-master’s degree option. Residents participate in a yearlong co-teaching experience with a mentor teacher who monitors their progress and provides targeted support and feedback. Most of the educators who take advantage of this program expansion will be online Master of Arts in Teaching students, who are often career changers entering education with a bachelor’s degree in another field.

Explore education graduate programs at Clemson
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At Clemson, students see their interests and academics start to merge.

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“I attended Morris College as an undergraduate through the Call Me MISTER® program and completed an internship every summer at Clemson. My first one was doing literacy intervention for a group of rising fifth graders. Those students will graduate high school next year. I still talk to some of them and their parents today. I’ll never forget that experience because I have a love for teaching and helping others, and it has shaped my doctoral work to further explore the intersection of identity and literacy.”

Michael Brown,
literacy, language and culture Ph.D. ’25