The Ph.D. in Applied Economics program at Clemson University is solidly based on economic theory and quantitative methods. Our students will develop and demonstrate the ability to define and solve real-world problems. Students' coursework and research may be focused on one of several areas of concentration. The M.S. is offered as a thesis option for those planning on further education or careers requiring research skills, or as a non thesis option for those wanting a practical training in economics and business and a specific emphasis area.
Clemson is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a category comprising less than 4 percent of all universities in America.