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Application Information


  1. You will be required to submit official transcripts from your undergraduate and graduate institutions. The Graduate School policy on transcripts can be accessed at
  2. Be sure that your official test scores are sent directly from Educational Testing Services to Clemson. Clemson University's school code is 5111. The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences requires
    • GRE General Test scores and
    • For international students, TOEFL scores are also required.
  3. Three letters of recommendation are required. You will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of your recommenders on the online application. Your recommenders will receive instructions on submitting their recommendations from the application system.
  4. A one page statement of your academic interests can improve your chances for admission. This statement should include your area of interest, career plans, and an indication of why you selected Clemson University.
  5. Information about application fees can be found at
  6. All application materials must be submitted through the online application system or sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.


If you are applying for admission in the fall term (which begins in mid-August), it is recommended that you submit your application materials by January 15. If you are applying for the spring term (which begins in early January), submit application materials by October 1. Completed applications received after these dates may still be considered for admission and financial aid. International applicants should check with the International Services for additional deadlines.

Acceptance and Financial Support

The most important criterion for admission is whether a student's background and ability are sufficient to indicate successful completion of the degree program. Selection for financial aid is more competitive than just admission to the school. Additionally the goal of our assistantship program is the development of excellent teachers. International students will be required to pass the Clemson English Speaking Proficiency (CESP) test in order to maintain any assistantship offered.