Clemson University

Introduction

Clemson University offers countless opportunities for students, faculty and community members to participate in decades of tradition, improve quality of life for their surrounding communities and pursue academic challenges. Ranked as the 25th best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant student-centered community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit — in academics, athletics and life.

To become one of the country’s top-tier research universities, Clemson University has combined the scientific and technological horsepower of a major research university with the academic and social environment of a small college. Just as founder Thomas Green Clemson intertwined his life with the state’s economic and educational development, this University’s students and faculty impact lives daily with their research and service.

One measure of a university is the intellectual caliber of its student body. Clemson’s quality academic programs, its strong sense of community and its graduates’ successful track record are some of the reasons the University attracts top high school graduates and transfer and graduate students. Since 1889, Clemson University has built a proud heritage of attracting intelligent, competitive students and helping each one reach his or her full potential.

Come discover what the Clemson Experience is all about. Study with professors who take the time to get to know you. Learn through hands-on participation and teamwork. Cheer for the Tigers at a football game. Connect with the community through service-learning. Challenge yourself intellectually. If you want more out of your college experience than lectures and papers, you’ll find it at Clemson.

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EdS in Administration and Supervision

Online & Campus Combined Part time October 2016 USA Clemson Greenville

This program incorporates the academic requirements for certification as a principal and supervisor in South Carolina. It involves traditional classwork, online assignments, field-based assignments and interactive learning experiences. [+]

EdS in Administration and Supervision

 

The Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in educational edministration and supervision at Clemson University is a 30-credit-hour program designed to lead to certification in South Carolina as either a building level (principal) or district level leader (superintendent). According to state regulation, there are two levels of building level certification that candidates may obtain as a result of program completion: Elementary Principal/Supervisor (grades K-8) or Secondary Principal/Supervisor (grades 6-12). The level of administrative certification that candidates may earn is contingent upon their current teaching certification. Candidates are only eligible to obtain building level certification after successfully completing three years of successful teaching experience. Candidates may add district level leadership after three years of successful leadership experience. Both certifications are available (building or district) in the EdS program. In addition, candidates may choose to seek both certifications. This will require more coursework than the minimum 30-hour program.At Clemson, we strive to prepare reflective educational leaders who are grounded in the literature. This guiding principle serves as the foundation for building level and district level leadership preparation. Upon program completion, we hope that students are caring, capable leaders with the dispositions to bring needed change to educational settings to meet the learning needs of all children.... [-]


MAT in Middle-Level Education

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) in middle level education is a 36-hour field-based initial certification program for grades 5-8. This includes education in the areas of middle school methods, curriculum, reading, educational psychology, growth and development, tests and measures, and special education. [+]

MAT in Middle-Level Education

 

The MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) in middle level education is a 36-hour field-based initial certification program for grades 5-8. Course work includes 12 content area hours and 24 hours in education in the areas of middle school methods, curriculum, reading, educational psychology, growth and development, tests and measures, and special education.

 

 

Program Curriculum

 

Advanced Educational Psychology EDF 802 Early Adolescent Growth & Development EDF 803 Content Course # I Content Course #2 Content Course #3 Content Course #4 Middle Grades Methods I (practicum in the content area) EDML 811, 12, 13, or 14 Middle School Curriculum  EDML  841 Educational Tests and Measurement EDF 808 Middle Grades Methods II (student teaching in this content area)  EDML 821, 22, 23, or 24 Middle Grades Reading  READ 867 Teaching Diverse Learners  EDSP 823 ... [-]

MAT in Secondary Education

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The MAT program is a technologically rich program in which students master the fundamentals of teaching and become skilled at motivating and helping students learn science and mathematics at deep levels. [+]

MAT in Secondary Education

 

The Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary science and secondary mathematics is a 38-semester hour program that is completed in 13 months and offered in the Greenville area. It consists of innovative on-line courses, significant face-to-face instruction, and more than 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching.The MAT program is a technologically rich program in which students master the fundamentals of teaching and become skilled at motivating and helping students learn science and mathematics at deep levels. The program addresses content directly related to the secondary classroom, educational foundations, and specific teaching methods that reflect current research in the field.The program also provides the courses required for initial certification in South Carolina. The program is geared primarily towards adults with a background in science, mathematics, or a related discipline who wish to change careers and enter the teaching field.... [-]


MCRP in City and Regional Planning

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The program emphasizes sustainable land development applying appropriate technology and recognizing the balance of physical, economic, financial, social, and policy dimensions of planning. While the curriculum covers theory and policy issues, the principal focus emphasizes the applied skills that students will need to enter the job market as professional planners and to evolve as leaders in the field. [+]

MCRP in City and Regional Planning

 

The city and regional planning program is located within the Department of Planning, Development and Preservation, a division of the College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities. This professional master's degree program was established in 1968 and has been fully accredited since 1973 with more than 530 graduates. As the only graduate planning program in South Carolina, the program plays a pivotal role in the development of the planning profession in the state and region. Graduate planning students come from a variety of undergraduate majors and professional backgrounds. The MCRP program typically has annual classes of approximately 15-20 students providing the opportunity for extensive faculty involvement in teaching, research, and public service. Students come from many states and several countries.The MCRP program taps the diverse resources of other planning-related departments in the University such as architecture, landscape architecture, economics, political science, civil engineering, industrial management, sociology, environmental and transportation engineering, and construction science and management. Several studios and courses focus specifically on an interdisciplinary approach to planning and land development with students from several departments and colleges. The program emphasizes sustainable land development applying appropriate technology and recognizing the balance of physical, economic, financial, social, and policy dimensions of planning. While the curriculum covers theory and policy issues, the principal focus emphasizes the applied skills that students will need to enter the job market as professional planners and to evolve as leaders in the field. Classes use real-world situations for analysis and for the application of planning skills.The primary mission of the city and regional planning program is to serve the local, state, regional, national, and global environment by integrating theory and practice in dealing with challenges of community growth and change in an increasingly diverse society by engaging in research and service activities that address critical planning issues.... [-]


MEd in Administration and Supervision

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

This program incorporates the academic requirements for certification as a principal and supervisor in South Carolina. It involves traditional classwork, online assignments, field-based assignments and interactive learning experiences. [+]

MEd in Administration and Supervision

 

The master’s program (MEd) in educational administration and supervision at Clemson University is a 36-credit-hour program designed to lead to certification in South Carolina as a building-level leader. According to state regulation, there are two levels of certification that candidates may obtain as a result of program completion: Elementary Principal/Supervisor (grades K-8) or Secondary Principal/Supervisor (grades 6-12). The level of administrative certification that candidates may earn is contingent upon their current teaching certification.At Clemson, we strive to prepare reflective educational leaders who are grounded in the literature. This guiding principle serves as the foundation for principal preparation. Upon program completion, we hope that students are caring, capable leaders with the dispositions to bring needed change to educational settings to meet the learning needs of all children.... [-]


MEd in Reading

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The purpose of a Master's of Education in Literacy is to educate reading professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of reading theories, processes, strategies, curriculum, and research and who can use that knowledge to plan appropriate reading programs and curricula for a variety of contexts, and communicate information to a wide variety of audiences. [+]

MEd in Reading

 

The purpose of a Master's of Education in literacy is to educate reading professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of reading theories, processes, strategies, curriculum and research. Students also use that knowledge to plan appropriate reading programs and curricula for a variety of contexts, and communicate information to a wide variety of audiences.Graduates of the Master's of Education in Literacy program will demonstrate:

An understanding of reading as the process of constructing meaning through the interaction of the reader's existing knowledge, the information suggested by the written language and the context of the reading situation. Knowledge of the influence of cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds on the reading process and how to use what the reader brings to the reading experience. An understanding of relationships among the language processes of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Support for students in acquiring the ability to monitor comprehension and reading processes and apply appropriate strategies for a variety of purposes. Knowledge of assessments that involve multiple indicators of learner progress. Development of an environment that motivates students to pursue and respond to reading and writing for personal growth and development. Classroom-based research in reading. Expertise in sharing knowledge of reading research and instructional practices with peers. ... [-]

MEd in Special Education

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The Master of Education degree in special education is designed to ensure that students are knowledgeable in the field of special education. [+]

MEd in Special Education

 

The Master of Education degree in special education is designed to ensure that students are knowledgeable in the field of special education. The degree program prepares students in at least one of the following areas: learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders or mental disabilities. Courses are designed to meet both national and state standards, and all certification areas have been approved by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. The prescribed program of study enables students to identify important legal and policy issues in special education, demonstrate knowledge of the research processes within the field of special education, demonstrate knowledge of specific characteristics of individuals with mild disabilities and implement scientifically based interventions for students with disabilities in a variety of settings.The program faculty strive to meet the ever-changing needs of the field through modifications and enhancements in the curriculum and practicum settings. Successful graduates will evaluate critically special education literature, recognize and evaluate current issues and problems in special education and identify potential solutions for these problems.Special education faculty provide the majority of field supervision, so students receive critical as well as supportive feedback that is tied directly to program goals. Moreover, part-time instructors hired to assist with supervision are closely monitored by special education faculty. Three faculty members have been certified as Assisting, Developing and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT) Team Members. Consequently, coursework and field experiences also are designed carefully to enable students to meet the current state standards for professional teaching.The degree requires 36 semester hours. Specific objectives include:... [-]


MEd in Teaching and Learning

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The purpose of the M.Ed. Program in Teaching and Learning is to provide advanced education and experiences for certified teachers in the state of South Carolina, and beyond. [+]

MEd in Teaching and Learning

 

The purpose of the MEd program in teaching and learning is to provide advanced education and experiences for certified teachers in the state of South Carolina, and beyond. The program is open to qualified individuals with teacher certification in local and regional communities. The objectives of the MEd program in teaching and learning are to:

enhance the practice of certified teachers; provide a source for the development of highly qualified teachers for South Carolina; and provide a rigorous program of study grounded in current research.

The specialty content areas served by the teaching and learning program include mathematics education, science education, English education, social studies education, and elementary Education.... [-]


MRED in Real Estate Development

Campus Full time October 2016 USA Clemson

Clemson’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program provides the solid foundation that can prepare you to take your career to the next level. It will give you the education and skills needed to produce vibrant, quality projects that respect environmental and economic sustainability, social consciousness, design excellence and financial feasibility within the risk-reward framework. [+]

MRED in Real Estate Development

 

The complexities and dynamics of today’s real estate industry demand professionals who view themselves as stewards of our world’s fragile resources and who believe in responsible land use. Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program recognizes that responsible development is not just a real estate industry fad. It is a way of life and a way of work.That’s why the Clemson MRED strives to send its graduates into the world with the building blocks to become champions of responsible development and sustainable growth, within the context of economic feasibility and value creation.

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MSHP in Historic Presevation

Campus Full time October 2016 USA Clemson

The two year, professional-track degree and the certificate are based in historic Charleston, South Carolina. We are seeking a small and selective group of interdisciplinary graduate students interested in building national careers in historic preservation. [+]

MSHP in Historic Presevation

Clemson University’s School of Planning, Development, Preservation and Landscape Architecture and the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities are pleased to invite applications for the Master of Science in historic preservation degree and the certificate in historic preservation offered jointly with the College of Charleston.The two year, professional-track degree and the certificate are based in historic Charleston, S.C.  We are seeking a small and selective group of interdisciplinary graduate students interested in building national careers in historic preservation.The graduate program works in close collaboration with a number of Charleston-based initiatives including the sites and collections of the Charleston Museum, the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Preservation Society of Charleston, the American College of the Building Arts, The Charleston Museum and Drayton Hall, a National Trust site.... [-]


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MArch & MS in Architecture

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

At Clemson, the graduate program in architecture seeks to develop students’ proficiency in responding to contemporary architectural, social, and global issues through a broad range of theoretical knowledge and practical abilities. The major emphasis is on design, accompanied by complementary coursework in building technology, architectural history and theory, representation and fabrication, professional topics, and elective subjects. [+]

MArch & MS in Architecture

 

The graduate program in architecture at Clemson University offers two tracks to the Master of Architecture (MArch) degree: a two-year, 60-credit hour MArch degree track for students with a pre-professional bachelor’s degree in architecture, and a three-year, 90-credit hour MArch degree track for students without a pre-professional degree in architecture. The School of Architecture also offers a MArch degree program with a concentration in Architecture + Health. In both programs, two-year students with an undergraduate degree in architecture receive advanced standing and enter into the second year of the three-year program, joining the continuing class of three-year students. All students must complete 15 credit hours per semester to complete the degree requirements in a timely manner. Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the Master of Architecture (MArch) is the professional degree required by most state registration boards as a condition of licensure for architectural practice.At Clemson, the graduate program in architecture seeks to develop students’ proficiency in responding to contemporary architectural, social, and global issues through a broad range of theoretical knowledge and practical abilities. The major emphasis is on design, accompanied by complementary coursework in building technology, architectural history and theory, representation and fabrication, professional topics, and elective subjects.Among the great assets and opportunities of study at Clemson is our "Fluid Campus." In the second year of the three-year MArch program, students have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters in our off-campus study centers located in Charleston, S.C., Barcelona, and Genoa. As permitted by the capacities of our off-campus centers, new two-year students may spend their first fall and/or spring off campus, while three-year students may spend their third and/or fourth semester off campus. These programs offer a combination of travel, local coursework, and online coursework to offer a unique set of experiences while maintaining a consistent path toward the completion of required coursework.... [-]


MS & PhD in Entomology

Campus Full time October 2016 USA Clemson

The Entomology faculty are known for their commitment to teaching and working with students. They are at the forefront of research in their areas and are national and international leaders in their fields in three primary research areas — Applied Agricultural Entomology, Arthropod Biodiversity, and Urban Entomology. [+]

The mission of the entomology graduate program at Clemson University is to support and encourage our graduate students and to provide them with state-of-the-art learning, research, and outreach experiences that will prepare them to become scientific pioneers and leaders in entomology.

The entomology graduate program, administered through the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, offers two research degrees. The MS and PhD degree programs require the student to conduct research leading to a thesis (MS) or dissertation (PhD).(Note: Students interested in pursuing a non-thesis MS in integrated pest management or sustainable agriculture may do so in the plant and environmental sciences graduate program. See http://www.grad.clemson.edu/programs/Plant-Environmental-Sciences/ for more information)The entomology faculty are known for their commitment to teaching and working with students. They are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their research fields, which fall in three focus areas: applied agricultural entomology, arthropod biodiversity, and urban entomology.... [-]


MS & PhD in Mathematical Sciences

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The MS program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the nonacademic sector and for further graduate study at the doctoral level. The PhD program emphasizes in-depth course work and dissertation research in a particular concentration area (algebra, applied analysis, operations research, computational mathematics or probability and statistics). [+]

MS & PhD in Mathematical Sciences

 

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the MS and PhD degrees. The MS program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the nonacademic sector and for further graduate study at the doctoral level. The emphasis on breadth of training and computational skills has been a model for other programs nationally. The PhD program also emphasizes in-depth course work and dissertation research in a particular concentration area (algebra, applied analysis, operations research, computational mathematics or probability and statistics).

 

 

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MS in Hydrogeology

Campus Full time October 2016 USA Clemson

This interdisciplinary program provides students an opportunity to investigate a wide range of problems based in geology, with a particular focus on groundwater geology and subsurface remediation. [+]

MS in Hydrogeology

 

This interdisciplinary program provides students an opportunity to investigate a wide range of problems based in geology, with a particular focus on groundwater geology and subsurface remediation. The curriculum is structured to impart a strong background in field experimentation complemented by laboratory studies and computer modeling. Students may pursue a variety of research projects in hydrogeology and related areas such as environmental geochemistry, geophysics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geostatistics, environmental remediation, and groundwater contaminant flow and transport modeling. Students completing the MS in hydrogeology receive both a practical skill set and fundamental knowledge base that make them highly competitive for careers in industry and government while also preparing them as outstanding candidates for continuing studies in a PhD program.... [-]


MS in Youth Development Leadership - Online

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

Our Youth Development Leadership program affords students the opportunity to receive a comprehensive discipline of study that (1) develops effective leaders to work with youth to foster healthy living and preparation for successful adulthood; and (2) expands the body of knowledge of best practices in serving youth. [+]

MS in Youth Development Leadership - Online

 

Welcome to the MS in youth development leadership degree program. The courses in this program are taught online using a variety of asynchronous and synchronous distance education technologies. This document will provide you with some guidelines to the format and technology requirements of these courses.

Timeline

 

Each course meets for six weeks. The syllabus for each course will list the specific dates and requirements. The majority of the teaching and learning activities occur on the student's time schedule, but most courses will involve some synchronous meetings through the telephone or Internet.To be successful in these courses, students must be willing to allocate sufficient time to access course materials, participate in online classes and discussion groups, and complete all of the assignments. Similar to traditional classroom courses, students will interact with the content, the instructor, and fellow classmates on a weekly basis through course assignments, asynchronous discussions, and synchronous meetings as indicated in the syllabus. Plan to spend 12-15 hours a week per course in this accelerated format.... [-]


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MA in Economics

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

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 region. The program is also an excellent first step toward advanced graduate work in economics or law at other universities. [+]

MA in Economics

 

Milton Friedman once described the “Chicago School” of economics as rejecting both theory without evidence and evidence without theory. This is equally true of economics at Clemson. The goal of our graduate program is to help students become adept at using economic theory in order to formulate and test hypotheses about any aspect of social interaction. The wide range of topics investigated by Clemson students testifies to our success in reaching this goal. In recent theses and dissertations, our students have studied the political determinants of the geographical distribution of Canadian federal government spending, the pattern of state spending on African-Americans’ education in South Carolina in the first half of the twentieth century, the relation between education and economic growth in the states of the U.S., the proper pricing of stock options, and the extent to which tort reform has affected health care services.... [-]


MA in History

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The program offers courses in all areas of historical study. The MA in history prepares students for history-related careers in teaching, public or government service, law, historical editing, archival management, and business. [+]

MA in History

 

The program offers courses in all areas of historical study. Emphasis is placed on the history of the United States, particularly the South; Britain. Europe, Russia, Latin America, Asia, and Africa; and on the history of classical and medieval civilizations, science and technology, documentary editing, and archival management.The MA in history has two objectives that aim to prepare students for history-related careers in teaching, public or government service, law, historical editing, archival management, and business: 1) to increase the student’s knowledge of the areas of history in which he/she wishes to specialize; and 2) to provide the student with skills for performing historical research, analyzing the sources and information gathered, and writing results in an acceptable scholarly essay or thesis.The student entering the graduate program must be advised on his/her coursework by the graduate program coordinator. New students should contact the graduate coordinator by phone or email to discuss this soon after they have been admitted. Consultation with the graduate coordinator should continue for the duration of the program.... [-]


MEd in Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

Students completing the program can find employment working with children, adults, and/or families in any number of settings, including but not limited to: mental health counseling agencies, behavioral health settings, addiction treatment centers, group homes, residential treatment centers, hospitals, and private practice settings. [+]

MEd in Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

 

The faculty of the Clinical Mental Health counseling program (CACREP accredited through 2015 under the 2001 CACREP community counseling program standards), is dedicated to educating and training counseling professionals to function in culturally diverse settings. This training utilizes an integrative practitioner training model emphasizing development, prevention, enhancement and the diagnosis and remediation of psychological disorders. The program is designed to provide a challenging, yet supportive environment that promotes professional orientation, practice and self-awareness.Objectives of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are:... [-]


MEd in Counselor Education (School Counseling)

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

The faculty of the Counselor Education Program is dedicated to educating counselor education professionals as scholar practitioners to function in culturally diverse settings. [+]

MEd in Counselor Education (School Counseling)

 

Our graduate programs at Clemson University build on the rich experiences and expertise of faculty and students to provide an educational environment in which both groups share in research, exploration and inquiry. The result of this synergy is impact — on our community and beyond.Counselor Education Mission Statement: The faculty of the Counselor education program is dedicated to educating counselor education professionals as scholar practitioners to function in culturally diverse settings. This training utilizes an integrative practitioner training model emphasizing development, prevention, and enhancement. The programs are designed to provide a challenging, yet supportive environment that promotes professional orientation, practice, commitment to inquiry, and self-awareness.Further, the faculty is dedicated to the recruitment, retention, education, and preparation of diverse counseling professionals. The faculty select, encourage, and mentor students in the counselor education programs who aspire to become caring, compassionate, and capable counselors and administrators. In order to prepare competent practitioners, the faculty attempts to help each graduate develop:... [-]


MEd in Counselor Education (Student Affairs)

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Clemson

Student Affairs Practice is designed for individuals planning a career as a student affairs practitioner. The student affairs program prepares future student affairs administrators and student development educators who are experts in assessing and promoting the intellectual, emotional, recreational, social and spiritual facets of student development on the higher education campus. [+]

MEd in Counselor Education (Student Affairs)

 

The Counselor Education Unit, a CACREP accredited program, has designed its studies in student affairs to provide a comprehensive model of leadership in higher education and student development. The blending of theoretical background with practical work experience creates an excellent learning environment. Students also benefit from the close collaboration of the program faculty with the Division of Student Affairs and other administrative staff. Students are afforded opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.Student affairs practice is designed for individuals planning a career as a student affairs practitioner. Through this program there are opportunities to become members of and participate in professional organizations associated with your intended profession. Partnerships with the Division of Student Affairs and other administrative offices on campus present students with options for graduate assistantships and practicum and internship placements.Two required field experiences, a 100 clock hour practicum and the 600 clock hour internship, allow students to apply theory in a practical, professional atmosphere. These field experiences allow students to tailor the Master of Education program to fit their specific interests, thus enhancing each student's professional development.The Master of Education in students affairs program is included within the counselor education program to promote a holistic approach to student services. The student affairs program conceptualizes the field of student affairs as encompassing the intellectual, emotional, recreational, social and spiritual facets of student development. The faculty and student affairs staff represent diverse educational backgrounds and experiences essential to an understanding of the nature of higher education as a system and as a field of study.... [-]