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Clemson University Graduate School Program in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Common Questions

What is the application deadline?

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so we technically have no deadline. We do encourage applicants to submit applications before our January 15th Priority Deadline. Applications received after January 15th are considered based on availability.

How do I apply?

Admission is through the Clemson University Graduate School. Admissions requirements can be found on the site.

What are the minimum GRE, GPA, TOEFL scores needed?

Our department does not have a set minimum score for GRE, GPA, or TOEFL - we examine the entire application. We do keep a record of average scores for students who are admitted. Accepted applicants have an average GRE quantitive score of 162.6, an average Analytical Writing score of 3.7, an average GPA of 3.5/4.0, and an average TOEFL score of 100 (Internet-based test).

Will I receive financial aid?

Presently, all students who are admitted into the Ph.D. program receive financial support that includes a stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance. The stipend in FY 2018-2019 is $26,000.

Additional scholarships and fellowships are offered to outstanding applicants prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program. The graduate studies committee identifies and nominates these applicants to the Department, College, and Graduate School for competitive enhancements, typically between $2,000-5,000 per year in addition to the general stipend.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents that are accepted may apply for a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship. The GAANN Fellowship is a prestigious award that prepares Ph.D. students to become leaders in education and research in the broad area of Molecular Engineering in Sustainability and Health. GAANN Fellows participate in a supervised teaching experience and receive a stipend of up to $34,000 per year. Visit our GAANN Fellows webpage for more information or to apply.

Presently, students who are admitted to the MS program do not receive financial aid.

Is health insurance provided?

Health insurance is required for all full-time, on-campus graduate students. Full-time Ph.D. students will be offered the benefit of employer-provided health insurance. Students covered on another plan can opt out.