About

Clemson University is a science and technology-oriented public research university known internationally for its emphasis on collaboration, focus, and a culture that encourages faculty and students to embrace bold ideas.

Its teaching, research and outreach are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond. Clemson is a high-energy, student-centered community dedicated to intellectual leadership, innovation, service, and a determination to excel.

In 2016, Clemson was classified as one of the nation’s most active research institutions (Carnegie Basic Classification R1 – Highest Research Activity). R1 universities are economic engines that create prosperity in entire regions, and their national and international reputations add significant value to the degrees they award.

Our 1,400-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is at the center of the dynamic I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, GA. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres (7,285 hectares) of University farms and woodlands devoted to supporting your research interests.

A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural environment and large cities are a part of your Clemson graduate experience. The city of Clemson, a college town of 13,000, is less than an hour’s drive from the larger cities of Anderson and Greenville, and just 12 miles from I-85. The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport serves Clemson with connections to all parts of the nation and locations around the world to conveniently accommodate your travel plans.

GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

Our students come from around the United States and the world, making sharing with other cultures an important part of the graduate experience. Wherever they are from, our students enjoy Clemson’s especially pleasant surroundings, year-round mild climate, and low cost-of-living.