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Thank you for considering Clemson University's College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences for your future graduate degree. We have a wide variety of academic programs including online programs available for pursuit and an active research program in each area. Please follow the links below to learn more. We hope to CU soon!


Below is a list of all the departments and graduate programs in the College of Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences, and information about each of their admissions requirements. We encourage you to view each department's website and contact them directly for more information about the program you are interested in pursuing. Alternatively, you may fill out the graduate school's interest form.

For information on applying to the Clemson University graduate school, please visit the graduate school application page.


Department of Automotive Engineering

Students can earn either a master’s of science (M.S.) or doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in automotive engineering at Clemson University. The program blends intense technical study and creation of strong engineering science-based skills with an emphasis on leadership and other business acumen needed to thrive in a global economy. The hands-on, holistic approach ensures that graduates move seamlessly into employment within the automotive industry or academia.

Degree’s Offered: MS & Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering

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Department of Bioengineering

Clemson has one of the oldest bioengineering programs in the world and is widely recognized as a pioneer in the biomaterials field. Both master’s and Ph.D. programs are offered to motivated engineering and life sciences students. The department has ongoing collaborations with the University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Greenville Hospital System, Emory University, and Carolinas Medical Center

Degrees Offered: MEngr, MS & Ph.D. in Bioengineering

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Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Clemson University’s Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering offers Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs in Chemical Engineering, with a primary focus on the Ph.D. These graduate programs consist of a blend of classroom instruction and research work designed to prepare graduates to apply engineering and science principles to complex problems associated with chemical, biomolecular, and associated industries. Graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering are available to students who have completed undergraduate (B.S.) degrees in chemical engineering, chemistry, and other branches of engineering and science. Many research opportunities and subsequent career options are available.

Degrees Offered: MS & Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

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Glenn Department of Civil Engineering

Clemson has been teaching Civil Engineering since the University was founded in 1889. Both the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering are offered. Graduate students in Civil Engineering can select from a variety of specializations including Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Construction Materials, Applied Fluid Mechanics, and Transportation Systems. The faculty work closely together to form thrust areas such as resilient and sustainable infrastructure, natural and manmade hazard mitigation, and others.

Degrees offered: MEngr, MS & Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Certificates available in Risk Engineering, System Analytics, & Risk Management

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The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are designed with a focus on research. These research programs are supported by both federal and industrial funding as well as numerous state-of-the-art research laboratories. The research programs of the department cover a wide spectrum of activities in the primary disciplines of communications, electromagnetics, mechatronics, electronics, photonics, computer architecture, power systems, and software-enabled systems. The department is equipped with an extensive computer facility consisting of a variety of state-of-the-art mainframes, workstations, and personal computers located in several open laboratories and in a large number of specialized research laboratories.

Degrees offered: MS & Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, MEngr, MS & Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

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School of Computing

The School of Computing has 36 graduate faculty members and approximately 200 graduate students, about one-fourth of whom, are enrolled in the Ph.D. programs. For Fall 2012, almost half of our graduate students have assistantships. About two-thirds of these are supported directly by the School through graduate teaching and research assistantships. Others found assistantships elsewhere on campus.  The Visual Computing division also jointly oversees an M.F.A. degree in Digital Production Arts with Clemson's Art department.  

Degrees offered: MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing, MS and Ph.D. in Biomedical Data Science & Informatics, MS and MFA in Digital Production Arts

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Department of Engineering & Science Education

The Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED) at Clemson University was established in 2006, and our Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education was established in 2011.  The vision of this department is to be an international leader in engineering and science education through discipline-based education research, preparation of future faculty, and implementation of inclusive, evidence-based curricula.

Degrees offered: Ph.D. in Engineering & Science Education, Certificate in ESED

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Department of Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

The EEES department is a unique interdisciplinary department housing Environmental Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, and Geology. Our appreciation of the complexity and impact of human interactions with our chemical, physical, and biologic environment is continuously expanding. As a result, we recognize that today’s students need to balance a scientific understanding of natural systems and processes with the ability to realistically evaluate and design for the role of people in these systems. Clemson meets this challenge by offering students the opportunity to integrate scientific and engineering perspectives through our diverse range of MS and Ph.D. programs which prepare students as leaders in government, industry, and academia.

Degrees offered:  MS & Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering, MS & Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science, MS concentration in Environmental Health Physics, MS in Hydrogeology

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Department of Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineers design, install, and improve the complex systems that provide goods and services vital to our society and economy. These systems place unique demands for the breadth of preparation for industrial engineers. Ph.D., MS, and MEngr Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and techniques of industrial engineering analysis and design supported by a foundation in mathematical, physical, and social sciences, and economic, operational, and engineering analyses. Graduates will possess a breadth of knowledge that allows them to practice industrial engineering with an appropriate awareness of information issues in systems improvement. In addition, graduates are able to work and communicate effectively with colleagues at every level in the organization.

Degrees offered: MEngr (Online), MS & Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering

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Department of Materials Science & Engineering

The Department offers M.S. (Thesis and Non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. The Materials Science and Engineering program prepares graduate students to apply science and engineering principles to solve problems related to the scientific understanding, characterization, and development of new technology necessary for the processing and manufacturing of different materials and related products.

Degrees offered: M.S. & Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Ph.D. in Photonics Science

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University offers the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in mechanical engineering. Enrollment in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs is open to students with degrees in physics, applied mathematics, or any branch of engineering.

Degrees offered: MS & Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

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