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Departmental Program Contacts

Pathways to Graduate School

Many programs at Clemson University have a fast track option for a Combined Bachelor-to-Graduate Plan for currently enrolled seniors. Depending upon the individual program offerings, a combined plan may be either a bachelor's-to-master's track or a bachelor's-to-doctoral track, reducing the time required to complete both degrees. Additionally, Clemson University hosts several Ph.D. programs that qualify as "direct entry"; students who already hold a bachelor's degree (from any institution) may apply directly to select doctoral programs with no master's degree prerequisite.

We offer full-time traditional research-based graduate programs along with part-time applied degree programs designed for professionals working in a variety of STEM industries.

Off-Campus learning is offered for master's, doctorate, and certificate programs. Traditional in-person opportunities are available at multiple campuses across the state. In addition, Clemson University continues to expand its online-based and hybrid programs.

Each Fall, we offer a two-day recruitment event about Clemson's engineering and science graduate programs. The STEM ALL IN program is a diversity recruitment initiative designed to allow talented students from underrepresented populations to visit our faculty, staff, and students early in the application process to learn about STEM-related research opportunities at Clemson.

Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Graduate Studies

Melissa Smith

The Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Graduate Studies leads a team focused at the graduate level on inclusion, equity, and diversity issues and supporting current students in their progress toward their degrees. A goal of the office is to see more underrepresented students complete the undergraduate curriculum successfully to be masters and Ph.D. students in the next five years, with a more reaching goal of those same students to be professors, doctors, and leaders in their chosen disciplines.

DR. MELISSA SMITH, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, joined Clemson in 2006. She received her Ph.D. in 2003 in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tennessee, where she specialized in performance modeling for high-performance computing systems. Prior to joining Clemson University, she was a research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Smith received the YMCA Stratford Award for Diversity and Inclusion in 2017.

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Tonyia Stewart

Tonyia Stewart, M.Ed.

Director of Graduate Recruitment & Inclusion
Phone: (864) 656-9783

Graduate student support has been Tonyia's focus since 2012. She began her journey with graduate students working in the graduate admissions office. In 2015, she became the Director of Graduate Recruitment and Inclusion, enabling her to advocate for STEM-focused students. Her creation of STEM ALL IN has engaged students from across the country, working to bring the best and brightest students on campus to learn about Clemson's graduate studies and STEM research. In 2017, Tonyia earned her master's in Student Affairs at Clemson. She hopes to help others discover their passion as researchers while creating opportunities to start their graduate education at Clemson University.

Andrew Edmunds

Andrew Edmunds, Ph.D.

Executive Director for Recruitment and Outreach
Phone: (864) 656-0915

Since 2012 Andrew has supported students in engineering and science at Clemson University in various roles. Andrew possesses many professional skills and experiences with prior work in academic advising, undergraduate recruitment, student affairs, and industry partnerships. His research interests include the future of higher education, university-industry partnerships, experiences of part-time graduate students, and the policies and practices of land-grant institutions. An alumnus of Clemson University (’12, ’14, '22), Andrew is as passionate about expanding access to higher education as he is for supporting student-athletes on the field.

Graduate Coordinators by Department

AUE Contacts
Automotive Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Automotive Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Benjamin Lawler Graduate Coordinator
Automotive Engineering Jeremiah Farmer Student Services Coordinator
Bioe Contacts
Bioengineering Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Bioengineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Agneta Simionescu Graduate Coordinator
Bioengineering Lauren St Clair Student Services Coordinator
ChBe Contacts
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Chemical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Eric Davis Graduate Coordinator
Chemical Engineering Casey Barwick Student Services Coordinator
CE Contacts
Civil Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Civil Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Pamela Marie Murray-Tuite Graduate Coordinator
Civil Engineering Kristi Baker Student Services Coordinator
SOC Contacts
School of Computing
Program Name Title Email
Biomedical Data Science and Informatics (M.S., Ph.D.) Brian Dean Graduate Coordinator
Computer Science (M.S.),
Master of Applied Computing (MAC)
Carrie Russell Graduate Coordinator
Computer Science (Ph.D.) Federico Iuricich Graduate Coordinator
Digital Production Arts (M.S., MFA) Eric Patterson Graduate Coordinator
Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.) Eileen Kraemer Graduate Coordinator
All Ph.D., BDSI, and DPA Programs Adam Rollins Student Services Coordinator
Computer Science (M.S.),
Master of Applied Computing (MAC)
Becca Spilka Student Services Coordinator

ECE Contacts
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Electrical Engineering (MEng, M.S., Ph.D.) Harlan Russell Graduate Coordinator
Computer Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Harlan Russell Graduate Coordinator
Electrical and Computer Engineering Jennifer Gooch Student Services Coordinator
ESE Contacts
Engineering and Science Education
Program Name Title Email
Engineering and Science Education (Ph.D., Cert) Eliza Gallager Graduate Coordinator
Engineering and Science Education Barbara Smith Student Services Coordinator
EEES Contacts
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Program Name Title Email
Biosystems Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Christophe Darnault Graduate Coordinator
Environmental Engineering and Science (M.S., Ph.D.) Mark Schlautman Graduate Coordinator
Hydrogeology (M.S.) Ron Falta Graduate Coordinator
Environmental Health Physics (M.S.) Tim DeVol Graduate Coordinator
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Barbara Smith Student Services Coordinator
IE Contacts
Industrial Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Industrial Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Casey Fenton Student Services Coordinator
Capital Projects Supply Chain (online MEng) Raul Chavez-Negrete Graduate Coordinator
Systems Engineering (Cert, MEng) Casey Fenton Student Services Coordinator
Systems Engineering (Cert, MEng) Kapil Madathil Graduate Coordinator
MSE Contacts
Materials Science and Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Materials Science and Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Olga Kuksenok Graduate Coordinator
Materials Science and Engineering Laura Kinard Student Services Coordinator
ME Contacts
Mechanical Engineering
Program Name Title Email
Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Huijuan "Jane" Zhao Graduate Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering Irina Kharitonova Student Services Coordinator
COMSET Contacts
Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies
Program Name Title Email
Photonic Science and Technology (M.S., Ph.D.) Judson Ryckman Graduate Coordinator

Graduate Tours

For graduate program tours, call or email the program contact. Please allow 1-2 weeks' notice prior to visiting. We offer virtual walk-throughs, categorized by degree, available anytime.

  • Connect with faculty
  • Meet current students
  • Attend classes
  • Tour buildings
  • View lab spaces
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