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Select Program and Term

The Graduate School at Clemson University offers over 130 graduate degree programs in 85 disciplines. Before applying, you should find the program that will meet your educational and future career goals.

You must also select a term for which you intend to begin graduate study. This can be the Fall, Spring, or Summer, depending on the program. If you are uncertain as to which term to select, you should obtain guidance from the program to which you intend to apply.

A list of the programs can be found here.

Review Application Deadlines

Deadlines vary for Domestic and International Students and by department. Applicants are encouraged to contact academic departments and programs for additional information. Click here for a list of programs with contact information.

In general, degree seeking applications should be received no later than 5 weeks prior to the first day of class. However, some programs have earlier deadlines. Degree seeking applicants are encouraged to contact the program coordinator for specific program application deadlines and further support materials.

Some programs have application deadlines or restrict admission to fall semester only. Please contact your proposed program of study directly for complete details and any questions regarding specific support materials. Your application is active for one year beyond the initial entrance date that you select on your application. However, departments and programs reserve the right to deny deferred admission because of limited space and/or resources. Thus, students wishing to defer enrollment must request and receive approval for such action from the respective department or program.

Admission for Faculty, Staff, & Employees of Clemson University are subject to the same deadline requirements and department approval as all applicants. No member of the faculty or staff who has a rank higher than instructor or its equivalent may be considered as a candidate for an advanced degree in the academic department where employed.

Review the Program's Minimum Requirements for Admission

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum requirements for admission: those of Clemson's Graduate School and of the specific graduate program.

Clemson University Graduate School’s Minimum Requirements
Admission to any of Clemson’s graduate programs requires that prospective students hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an approved institution whose scholastic rating is satisfactory to the University, or an equivalent degree from an institution operating under the Bologna process whose scholastic rating is satisfactory to the University.  Prospective students must have the approval of the appropriate department chair or program coordinator to be recommended for admission.

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate competency in written and spoken English. Competency may be demonstrated by presenting 1) a satisfactory score on the TOEFL exam; or 2) a satisfactory score on the IELTS exam; or 3) a satisfactory score on the PTE Academic exam; or 4) documentation of having received a previous undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. institution or an institution where the language of instruction was English; or 5) completion of an approved ESL language program. Any waiver on language proficiency must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Guidelines for English Language Proficiency Exemptions.

Graduate Program Requirements
Requirements vary by program. Please visit the graduate program's website or contact the program to determine its minimum requirements. Some programs allow new graduate students to take undergraduate courses to better prepare for graduate coursework. Please contact your program of interest to see if this would be an option or requirement.

Please review the Median GRE and GMAT scores for previously admitted students.

Review I-20 Deadlines

To ensure timely issuance of Certificates of Eligibility (I-20's/DS-2019's), international applications should be completed by April 15 for fall semester enrollment, September 15 for spring semester enrollment, and February 1 for summer enrollment.

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Gather Supporting Materials
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