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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 that 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.

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

Why Clemson’s School of Computing?

The school offers seven graduate degree programs (PhD-BDSI, PhD-CS, PhD-HCC, MFA-DPA, MS-BDSI, MS-CS, MS-DPA), each containing 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 MS, and BDSI programs all 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.

We accept new graduate students in both 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
     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
     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 (PhD - Joint degree with MUSC) (MS) Dr. Brian Dean
Program Coordinator
205 McAdams Hall
Computer Science (PhD) Dr. Jacob Sorber
Program Coordinator
225 McAdams Hall

Computer Science (MS) Dr. Mark Smotherman
Program Coordinator
100H McAdams Hall
Digital Production Arts (MFA) (MS) Dr. Victor Zordan
Program Coordinator
308 McAdams Hall
Human-Centered Computing (PhD) Dr. Eileen Kraemer
Program Coordinator
312 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.