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Graduate Program Overview

The M.S. in Graphic Communication program prepares students for technical, creative or professional careers in graphic communications, the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. The program serves the needs of graphic communications, graphic arts, printing management or graphic design graduates from other institutions, as well as undergraduates with degrees in engineering, manufacturing, computer science, communications, technology and various business fields who want to transition into graphic communications fields.

Program entrance is available fall, spring and first or second summer terms. Requirements for the program include 33 credit hours of graduate courses for a non-thesis option of 30 hours with a thesis. Within the total requirements, at least 17 hours will be in graphic communications technical/managerial courses; seven credits will be research related; six credits will be from outside the Department of Graphic Communications, and at least one-half will be at or above the 8000 level. Based upon the applicant's undergraduate coursework and work experience, prerequisite courses may be required in specific areas. Students without relevant work experience will also complete an industrial internship.

View the Clemson GC Graduate Handbook.