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Clemson University

Department of Biological Sciences

Clemson, SC

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Overview

Clemson University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Clemson, SC, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Environmental toxicology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental toxicology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences
Master of Biological Science (MBS) Biological sciences for science educators
Master of Science (MS) Microbiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 111
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

206
Applied
157
Accepted
122
Enrolled
76%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 10th December 10th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 102
TOEFL IBT score: 102
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$20,792
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

293
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.78%
Black or African American 2.39%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.68%
Asian 1.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.34%
Two or more races 3.75%
Unknown 3.07%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

53
Total faculty
Full-time - 48
Part-time - 5
Male (31)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Microbiology, cell and developmental biology, evolutionary biology, ecology, molecular biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,731,312

Location & Contact

Address 132 Long Hall
Clemson, SC  29634
United States
Contact Dr. Saara Dewalt
Department Chair
Email: saarad@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-1112

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