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Clemson University

Department of Political Science

Clemson, SC

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Overview

Clemson University / Department of Political Science is located in Clemson, SC, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Policy studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Policy studies Economic development policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Policy studies Science and technology policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Policy studies Agricultural policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Policy studies Environmental and natural resources policy
(Certificate) Homeland defense and security
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Community services
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Social policy
(Certificate) Emergency management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 48
Doctoral Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

118
Applied
105
Accepted
67
Enrolled
89%

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 June 15th June 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No
Summer deadline March 15th March 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (waiver available)
Master's Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume/CV
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (waiver available)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume/CV
Additional Entrance Requirements Unofficial transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume/CV

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$23,592
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships

Student Body

122
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.92%
Black or African American 21.31%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.64%
Two or more races 0.82%
Unknown 0.82%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 2
Male (14)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Regional economic analysis, public policy, public administration, emergency management, homeland defense and security
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
97,606

Location & Contact

Address 105 Sikes Hall
232 Brackett Hall
Clemson, SC  29634-1354
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Peake
Department Chair
Email: JPEAKE@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-4653

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