Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

Planning, Design & the Built Environment

General Information

Degrees Offered


The Ph.D Program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment focuses on preparing the next generation of academics and professions for diverse and complex challenges of an interdisciplinary nature. The program’s core disciplines are the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, construction science and real estate development. The program’s theoretical and methodological underpinnings explore emerging issues in the built environment, connecting students with real world case study applications. Graduates of this program are well prepared to address increasingly daunting issues relating to human settlement patterns and the built environment in industry, government and the private sector.; The program has strong links with the development and conservation communities within the state and region.

Areas of concentration in the doctorial program draw upon faculty expertise within the college and across the Clemson campus.  These areas include:

  • Built Environment + Health
  • Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology
  • Regional/Community Design + Development
  • Technology, Materials + Construction Processes

Explore the Ph.D program website to find out more about these specializations and the overall degree program.

About the Program

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Mickey Lauria)

Application Requirements

Required Documents

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Mickey Lauria)

Financial Aid

To see the proposed Graduate Tuition Rates for this academic year, click here.

The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.

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