Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

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Clemson’s mission is to have students and faculty “think deeply about and engage in the social, scientific, economic, and professional challenges of our times.”  We are addressing big problems and grand challenges … and making a difference.  Graduate students at Clemson accept the responsibility of continuing this tradition.

The keys to success are simple.  We must continue to attract excellent, highly-motivated students who want to make a contribution to solving some of the world's most complex problems spanning science, engineering, business, behavioral and social sciences, education, life sciences, agriculture, human services, the arts, architecture, and the humanities.  We must place special emphasis on matching these students with our nationally and internationally renowned faculty on the basis of their mutual research and scholarly interests, and have them operate within the interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research groups that are necessary to find the answers to these big challenges.  Finally, we must constantly embrace the single element that is uniquely Clemson and binds each generation of Clemson scholars to all the previous ones - our Determined Spirit:  determined to persevere in the face of any challenge; determined to succeed; and determined to do things the right way.  Outstanding graduate students working with world renowned faculty on grand challenges with a Determined Spirit – that’s the Clemson University you have chosen to attend.

We welcome you to Clemson and invite you to join us as we work together to make a difference in the world– the Clemson difference.

The best for a wonderful “graduate student experience”!


Frankie Felder, Ed.D.                                  Bill Ferrell, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean                               Associate Dean


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Economics (MA)

Many students come to Clemson for the purpose of obtaining a terminal master’s degree. We consider our master’s program an integral part of our overall graduate program and believe that we offer excellent professional preparation for analysis or management positions in business or government. Job placement for Clemson’s MA graduates ranks with the top MBA programs in the regio...