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Graduate Programs

The School of Computing at Clemson offers a nationally recognized faculty that prides itself on the quality of its teaching and is very active in a wide range of research areas. Over 200 students are currently enrolled in one of seven different graduate degree programs, which span a diverse set of research areas and prepare students for a variety of career goals in teaching, research, and industry.

The school offers seven graduate degree programs (PhD-BDSI, PhD-CS, PhD-HCC, MFA-DPA, MS-BDSI, MS-CS, MS-DPA). Each contains a strong technical core that emphasizes the specialized development of research and technical skills. The School of Computing's graduates are recruited by top companies and pursue academic careers at top-ranked institutions, and our faculty research a broad, diverse set of research topics. Detail regarding faculty research can be found on our research page; program detail, by clicking the links below:



To apply to the School of Computing at Clemson, please visit the Graduate School application page. All application materials should be sent to graduate admissions. Also, be sure to visit the individual program page for specific application requirements (i.e., portfolio for DPA MFA) that may apply to that program. Please note that the Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing, DPA M.S., and BDSI programs require official GRE scores. These scores should be sent directly from the ETS offices. For detail on how to request official scores, please visit the ETS website. Our institutional ETS code is 5111. No department code is necessary.

For more detailed information on our graduate programs, please refer to the School of Computing Graduate Handbook or the Graduate School's Policy Handbook.

We accept new graduate students in both the fall and spring semesters. For consideration for admission and financial support, students should have all application materials sent in by the following dates.

Application Materials Deadline

Fall Semester Date for Consideration
To be considered for a Ph.D. fellowship January 1
To have full consideration for an assistantship February 1
To be considered for admission (international) April 15
To be considered for admission (domestic & international already in the U.S.) May 15
Spring Semester Date for Consideration
To have full consideration for an assistantship September 15
To be considered for admission (international) September 15
To be considered for admission (domestic & International already in the U.S.) October 15
Dates for international admissions are earlier to allow for the time required to obtain necessary visas, etc.

Plan a Visit

The best way to learn more about becoming a Tiger is to visit! The School of Computing is pleased to offer tours, including an overview of our program and facilities. Clemson University also offers campus tours through the Visitors Center. Finally, explore the many historical sites or arts and cultural events located in the City of Clemson.

Graduate Program Contacts


Faculty Contact

Contact Information

Biomedical Data Science & Informatics (Ph.D. with MUSC) (M.S.)

Dr. Brian Dean
Program Coordinator

205 McAdams Hall

Computer Science (Ph.D.)

Dr. Jacob Sorber
Program Coordinator

225 McAdams Hall

Computer Science (M.S.)

Carrie Russell
Program Coordinator

212 McAdams Hall

Digital Production Arts (MFA) (M.S.)

Dr. Eric Patterson
Program Coordinator

307 McAdams Hall

Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)

Dr. Kelly Caine
Program Coordinator

213 McAdams Hall


Adam Rollins SOC Coordinator

Adam Rollins
Student Services Coordinator
☏ 864-656-5853

As the Student Services Coordinator for the School of Computing, I am here to assist with any questions you have regarding our programs at Clemson University.