Graduate Resources

The Entomology and Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Programs

The Plant & Environmental Sciences (PES) Department offers two advanced degree programs: The Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate program, and the Entomology Graduate program. Both graduate programs offer a Master of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree. Please visit the Clemson Graduate School for further details on application and admission requirements.

Entomology Graduate Program

The Entomology (ENT) Graduate Program offers areas of study that lead to two graduate degrees: The Master of Science degree (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The Entomology graduate program offers three primary research areas: Agricultural and Applied Ecology, Urban and Medical Entomology, and Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution. Students may also pursue a non-thesis MS degree in Plant and Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in integrated pest management, and sustainable agriculture. For more information on the Entomology graduate program, please visit the Entomology homepage

For a complete overview of the ENT graduate program, please see our ENT Graduate Program Handbook

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program

The Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Graduate Program offers areas of study that lead to two graduate degrees: The Master of Science degree (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Areas of specialization within PES include Agronomy, Crop Improvement, Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Microbial Ecology, Plant Breeding, Plant Nutrient Management, Plant Physiology, Soil Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Turfgrass Science, and Weed Science.

Students with Baccalaureate degrees in Agronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Horticulture, Physics, Plant Sciences, Soil Sciences, or other related disciplines are welcome to pursue their graduate studies in PES at Clemson.

The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees require a thesis and dissertation, respectively. The non-thesis M.S. option is a terminal degree that may be suited for students who will pursue a career in business, education, or other areas that do not require substantial research experience.

For a complete overview of the PES graduate program, please see our PES Graduate Program Handbook.

Graduate Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator, Entomology

Dr. Michael Caterino

E254 Poole Ag Center

mcateri@clemson.edu

Program Coordinator, Plant and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Guido Schnabel

220 Biosystems Research Complex

Schnabel@clemson.edu 

Graduate Program Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Tracy Reynolds

171 Poole Agricultural Center

P (864) 656-4964

Tracyr@clemson.edu

Information about the Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Non-Degree Graduate option can be found here.