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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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A new home for advanced materials research

Clemson recently broke ground on its $130 million, 143,000-square-foot Advanced Materials Innovation Complex, which will become the marquee facility on campus when it opens at the end of 2025. Advanced materials are developed through cutting-edge technologies and have special properties that carry transformative impact in manufacturing, transportation, energy and health care. With state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories, synergistic classrooms and collaborative spaces, AMIC will become the nation’s leading cross-disciplinary advanced materials innovation, education and research enterprise. All students in the complex will conduct research, preparing them to be future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the advanced materials sector in South Carolina and beyond.

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

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“When I decided I was going to take a gap year here before medical school, there were a ton of different things I could have done with that. I really enjoyed my classes within health science during undergrad, so I liked the idea of kind of sticking with that. … I fell in love with this idea of public health research and community-based research. … I’m doing a lot of work that is important to me.”

Hailey Britt,
health science ’22, applied health research and evaluation M ’23