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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 (M.S., Ph.D.)

Entomology Handbook (PDF)

Plant & Environmental Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)

Plant and Environmental Sciences Handbook (PDF)

Contact:

Program Coordinator,
Entomology

Dr. Michael Caterino
E254 Poole Agricultural Center
Email: mcateri@clemson.edu

Program Coordinator,
Plant and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Guido Schnabel
220 Biosystems Research Complex
Email: schnabe@clemson.edu

Graduate Program,
Administrative Assistant

Tracy Reynolds
171 Poole Agricultural Center
Email: tracyr@clemson.edu

  • Entomology (M.S., Ph.D.)

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

  • Plant & Environmental Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)

    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.

  • Current Courses

    To view the Fall 2021 Course listings please visit the Current Listings page.

    Current Course Listings

  • Application Deadlines
    There are currently no application deadlines. The department uses a rolling application, but it is recommended that applications be completed in full no later than a month before the semester in which a student would like to begin.
  • Assistantships

    To view the full list of Assistantships please visit the Assistantships page.

    Assistantships

  • Clubs

    Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Association (PES-GSA) is a student-based departmental organization with the aim of serving graduate students in their academic and professional growth.

    To view a full list of clubs offered within CAFLS, visit the clubs page.

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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