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Graduate Program Admissions


Students wishing to be considered for admission to the M.S. Marketing program should:

  • Have a degree from an accredited four-year institution prior to enrolling in the program or be accepted into Clemson's Bachelor-to-Graduate program.
  • Submit a completed application through Clemson's Graduate School (as described in the Application Process).

Though not required, professional experience prior to entering the program will enrich the student experience.

Application Process

Clemson's Graduate School application and admissions process is described in this Applications Process Overview (PDF). Find more information below about:

A completed application includes the items listed below, described in more detail on the Graduate School website:

  • Personal statement (required for all students). Applicants should provide a written statement that, at a minimum, answers the following questions. Statements may contain additional information as the applicant sees fit. While written statements are required, students may also submit video statements directly to the Program Director.
    • Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in Marketing?
    • Why do you want to pursue a Marketing graduate degree at Clemson University?
  • Resume (required for all students). Helpful tips and examples can be found on the Graduate School's website.
  • Two letters of recommendation (required for all students). The letters should come from people who know the applicant in a supervisory capacity, such as former professors or work supervisors. The letters should discuss the applicant's qualifications for successfully completing a graduate degree, with a focus on performance as a student or employee, work ethic, and character.
  • Transcripts (required for all students). Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon admission.
  • International student financial certification (required for international students only)
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic (required for international students only)
  • Community standards (required for all students)
  • GRE or GMAT (optional for all applicants)

While GRE or GMAT scores are not required, applicants should seek to build the strongest possible admissions case. For some applicants, this will include GRE or GMAT scores. For other applicants, it will not.

To clarify an applicant's materials, the M.S. Marketing Program Director may request an interview (either in-person or online). The decision to admit an applicant to the M.S. Marketing program is made by the Program Director, in consultation with the Department of Marketing's Graduate Committee and the Department Chair, based on the information provided by the applicant.


For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by December 31 for admission the following year (June-May). The review of applications will begin in January. Applications submitted after December 31 will be considered until the class has been filled.

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