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Graduate Program Overview

Graduate Program

Graduate Program


NO GRE REQUIREMENT FOR 2021 APPLICANTS: The department has decided to drop the GRE requirement for graduate applicants for the Fall 2021 incoming class. At present, we expect to return to requiring the GRE for the Fall 2022 incoming students. Please contact the graduate program coordinator, Dr. Robert Sinclair, with any questions.

Our graduate programs specialize in applied psychology. We offer Ph.D. programs in industrial-organizational psychology and human factors psychology.  See a list of some recent Ph.D. graduates here.

We offer an M.S. in applied psychology where students can choose to complete a program in industrial-organizational or human factors.  

In addition, we offer students the option to complete a specialization in occupational health psychology as part of the industrial-organizational psychology program. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review the Department of Psychology Graduate Program Handbook for detailed information about admissions processes, curriculum requirements, departmental policies, etc.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact relevant faculty about their level of interest in taking a new student prior to applying.

Visit our Psychology Department YouTube page to meet our faculty and learn more about their research.

Not every faculty member who supervises graduate students admits a new student in any given year. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact faculty directly about whether they are likely to admit a new student or to contact the I-O (Bob Sinclair) or HF (Chris Pagano) program directors for such inquiries. 

Clemson University is accreditated by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Clemson University.

The Department of Psychology does not offer graduate training in clinical or counseling psychology, nor does it prepare students for licensed professional practice in clinical settings. Additionally, the program does not offer graduate courses part time, online or via distance learning. You will be expected to be in residence for the duration of your graduate career.

Questions about the program?