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Clemson University Graduate School

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Our goal is to promote superior research and scholarship at Clemson University by providing the highest level of education and training for our students. Clemson graduate students are passionate about answering the fundamental questions in their fields, and in line with our modern land-grant mission, they’re driven to share what they learn for the benefit of all — through research, scholarship, teaching and service.

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Turn Passion Into Purpose

Clemson offers 50 doctoral, 86 master’s and two educational specialist degrees across more than 80 fields of study.

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Our Clemson, South Carolina Home

Located in South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is the perfect environment for graduate students who are ready to dive into their studies, but also want a campus that feels lively, friendly and fun. It offers the convenience of a small town but with access to the major cities of Atlanta and Charlotte.

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Our Vision

To provide a transformative education that generates intellectual, economic and social capital for the benefit of all.

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Our Mission

The Graduate School will fuel the implementation of the University’s Clemson Elevate strategic plan by: 

  • bolstering Clemson’s reputation as an R-1 (highest research activity) Carnegie Classification institution;
  • investing in a diverse, inclusive and safe environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, advances transformative thinking and instills individual and social responsibility;
  • facilitating recruitment, retention, matriculation and graduation of exceptional graduate students;
  • developing best-in-class support structures that enable students to develop personal and professional competence that prepares them for life after graduation;
  • collaborating with faculty and academic units to deliver high-quality graduate education effectively and affordably;
  • developing resources and relationships that prepare Clemson University to provide for the future needs of graduate education; and
  • supporting Clemson University’s land grant mission to transform knowledge, culture, society, the physical and built environment, quality of life and wellness and our collective future.