The Entomology graduate program offers exciting opportunities for their MS and PhD degrees, both of which are research based degrees. The Entomology graduate programs are recognized for their leadership in environmental entomology. Research programs fall into four emphasis areas: arthropod biodiversity, agricultural entomology, insect molecular genetics, and urban entomology.
Facilities on-campus and facilities at four South Carolina Experiment
Stations located in various regions of the state are available for
graduate student research. Besides teaching and research laboratories, specialized facilities within the department include the Clemson University Arthropod Collection; laboratories for molecular genetics, tissue culture, and analytical chemistry/toxicology; wet laboratories; controlled and ambient temperature insect-rearing facilities; a free-flight butterfly facility; and greenhouses. Additionally, Clemson University in a joint program with an international research consortium operates a research station in the Commonwealth of Dominica offering excellent opportunities to study tropical ecology.
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.