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Median Test Scores

These are the 2017 median test scores for admitted Clemson University graduate students, by program. These scores should serve as a gauge only. They are not cut-off scores, nor do all applicants with these scores or higher necessarily receive an offer of admission, as a holistic approach is taken when making admissions decisions.


Fall 2017 GMAT median scores

Degree GMAT Verbal GMAT Quantitative GMAT Analytical GMAT Integrated Reasoning  Total
Accounting (MPAcc) 28 33 5.0 5.0 530
Athletic Leadership (online) (MS) 22 39 3.0 6.0 520
Business Administration (MBA) 29 32 4.5 5.0 530
Business Administration (PhD) 34.5 46 4.0 6.5 670
Business Administration: Business Analytics (MBA) 22 21 3.5 1.0 390
Business Administration: Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MBA) 27 30 4.25 4.5 490
Economics (MA) 47 49 4.0 8.0 760
Management (MS) 27 50 4.5 3.0 650
Marketing (MS) 25 49 4.0 4.0 610
Real Estate Development (MRED) 31 40 4.5 4.0 570
Overall 27 39 4.5 5.0 570

Fall 2017 GRE median scores

Degree GRE Quantitative GRE Verbal GRE Analytical
Accounting (MPacc) 164 159 4
Administration & Supervision (EdS) 144.5 152.5 3.75
Administration & Supervision (MEd) 148.5 151.5 4
Agricultural Education (MAgEd) 149 150 4
Animal & Veterinary Sciences (MS) 149.5 150.5 4.5
Animal & Veterinary Sciences (PhD) 150 155 4
Applied Economics & Statistics (MS) 158 152 4
Applied Health Research & Evaluation (MS) 153 156 3.5
Applied Health Research & Evaluation (PhD) 159 153 4.5
Applied Psychology (MS) 153.5 158 4.5
Applied Sociology (MS) 150.5 155 4
Architecture (MArch) 155 150 3.5
Architecture (MS) 156.5 157 4
Athletic Leadership (online) (MS) 147 148 3.5
Automotive Engineering (MS) 166 155 3.5
Automotive Engineering (PhD) 161.5 152.5 3
Biological Sciences (non-thesis for science educators, online) (MS) 154 155 4
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (PhD) 157 156 4
Bioengineering (MS) 157 155 4
Bioengineering (PhD) 162.5 156 4
Biological Sciences (MS) 153 160 4.5
Biological Sciences (PhD) 156 158 4
Biomedical Engineering (MEngr) 158 155 4
Biosystems Engineering (MS) 159 147 3.5
Biosystems Engineering (PhD) 166 146 3.5
Business Administration (MBA) 149 148 3
Business Administration (PhD) 162 151 3
Business Administration: Business Analytics (MBA) 148 145 3
Business Administration: Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MBA) 154 149.5 3.75
Chemical Engineering (PhD) 163 154.5 3.5
Chemistry (PhD) 157 152 3.75
City & Regional Planning (MCRP) 154 154 4
Civil Engineering (MS) 163 151 3.5
Civil Engineering (PhD) 162 152.5 3
Communication, Technology, & Society (MA) 146 152.5 3.75
Computer Engineering (main Clemson campus) (MS) 156 152 3
Computer Engineering (main Clemson campus) (PhD) 159 156 3.5
Computer Engineering (MS) 163 154 4
Computer Engineering (PhD) 166 155 3.25
Computer Science (Charleston) (PhD) 157 155 3.5
Computer Science (MS) 164 148 3
Computer Science (PhD) 164 154 3.75
Construction Science & Management (online) (MCSM) 144 143 4
Construction Science & Management (MCSM) 156 147 3.5
Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) (EdS) 149 156 4.5
Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) (MEd) 150 154 4
Counselor Education (School Counseling) (EdS) 144 159 3.5
Counselor Education (School Counseling) (MEd) 149 152 4
Counselor Education (Student Affairs) (MEd) 149 151.5 4
Curriculum & Instruction (PhD) 152 148 3.25
Digital Production Arts (MFA) 155 157 4
Economics (MA) 164 153 3.75
Economics (PhD) 164 153 3.75
Educational Leadership (Higher Education) (PhD) 145 152 4
Educational Leadership (P–12) (PhD) 148 152 4.75
Electrical Engineering (online) (MEngr)
Electrical Engineering (MS) 162 152 3.5
Electrical Engineering (PhD) 162 154 3.5
Engineering & Science Education (PhD) 163 155.5 4.25
English (MA) 150 156 4.5
Entomology (MS) 149 162 4
Entomology (PhD) 161 159 4
Environmental Engineering & Science – Environmental Health Physics (MS) 157.5 153.5 4.25
Environmental Engineering & Science (MS) 162 152 3.75
Environmental Toxicology (MS) 152.5 151 4
Environmental Toxicology (PhD) 155 151.5 4
Food Technology (PhD) 151 146 2.5
Food, Nutrition & Culinary Sciences (MS) 147 151 3.5
Forest Resources (MFR)
Forest Resources (MS) 150 156 4
Forest Resources (PhD) 159 158.5 3.25
Genetics (PhD) 157 156 4
Graphic Communications (MS) 146 150 3.5
Healthcare Genetics (PhD) 145 151 3.5
Historic Preservation (MS) 148 154 4
History (MA) 147 158 4.5
Human Centered Computing (PhD) 157.5 156.5 4.25
Human Factors Psychology (PhD) 155.5 160 4.5
Human Resource Development (online) (MHRD) 145 150 3.5
Hydrogeology (MS) 155 153.5 4
Industrial Engineering (online) (MEngr) 162 156.5 4.25
Industrial Engineering (MS) 163 150 3.5
Industrial Engineering (PhD) 165 149 3.5
Industrial–Organizational Psychology (PhD) 154 156 4
International Family & Community Studies (PhD) 153 160 4
International Family & Community Studies (PhD) 153 160 4
International Family & Community Studies (graduate certificate program) 148 163 3
Landscape Architecture (MLA) 162 145 3
Learning Sciences (PhD) 153 156 4
Literacy (MEd) 148 163 3
Literacy, Language, & Culture (PhD) 148.5 158.5 4.25
Management (MS) 170 160 3.5
Marketing (MS) 159 149.5 3.25
Materials Science & Engineering (MS) 161 149 3
Materials Science & Engineering (PhD) 163 151 3.5
Mathematical Science (MS) 162 158 4
Mathematical Science (PhD) 162 153.5 3.5
Mechanical Engineering (MS) 163 154 4
Mechanical Engineering (PhD) 165 152 3.5
Microbiology (MS) 148 150 4
Microbiology (PhD) 154 155 4
Middle-Level Education (MAT) 148.5 150 3.75
Nursing (Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner) (MS) 148 150 3
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) (MS) 154 157 4
Nursing (MS) 133 137 3
Nursing Practice (online) (DNP) 148 154.5 3.75
Packaging Science (MS) 153.5 141.5 3
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (non-thesis, online) (MS) 145 147.5 3.75
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (thesis) (MS) 148.5 152 3.5
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (PhD) 149 150 4
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (Recreational Therapy cognate, online) (PhD) 141 147 3
Photonic Science & Technology (MS) 160 146 2.75
Photonic Science & Technology (PhD) 164.5 151 3
Physics (PhD) 163 152 4
Planning, Design, & the Built Environment (PhD) 157 148 3
Plant & Environmental Sciences (MS) 153.5 152.5 3.25
Plant & Environmental Sciences (PhD) 155 152.5 3.75
Policy Studies (PhD) 151 156 4
Professional Communication (MA) 145 156.5 4
Public Administration (online) (MPA) 147 150 3.5
Real Estate Development (MRED) 152 148 3.5
Rhetorics, Communication, & Information Design (online) (PhD) 145.5 162.5 4.75
Rhetorics, Communication, & Information Design (PhD) 141.5 159.5 3.75
Secondary Education (Math & Science) (MAT) 156.5 156.5 3.5
Secondary Education (MAT) 145.5 149 3.5
Secondary Education (PhD) 147 151 4
Teaching & Learning (online) (MEd) 147 150 4
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology (online) (MS) 147 150 3.5
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology (MS) 152.5 161 4
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology (PhD) 157 167 4
Writing, Rhetoric, & Media (main campus) (MA) 149 155 4.5
Youth Development Leadership (online) (MS) 145 149 3.25
Overall 159 152 3.5