Graduate Education

Discover Why Clarkson Is the Smart Choice. Again.

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If you’re looking into grad schools, you’ve got lots of good options. One of the best, especially for Clarkson students, is the university that you’re attending right now.

The strengths that made Clarkson stand out among undergraduate institutions—rigor, innovation and results—set its graduate programs apart, too. Following are just some of the reasons Clarkson is a smart choice for grad school.

Courses and schedules that allow you to create and pursue opportunity—on your terms. Clarkson offers advanced degrees in high-demand fields, including data analytics, engineering, business and healthcare management. Plus, Clarkson offers full- and part-time programs and on-campus, online and hybrid (combination on-campus and online) options. No matter which option you choose, you can count on the individual attention and student-faculty interaction that Clarkson is known for.

A rigorous, relevant education that can boost your impact—and your earning power. Study after study ranks Clarkson among the best for return on your investment. Princeton Review lists Clarkson as a “college that pays you back,” and Business Insider ranks Clarkson in the top 20 institutions whose graduates go on to earn the most. A Brookings Institution “value-added” analysis placed Clarkson in the top 10 for return on investment, noting that a Clarkson degree can increase your earnings by 42 percent.

Stronger connections with 42,000 fellow graduates. Clarkson boasts notable alumni in virtually every field, from the sciences and engineering to business, politics, education and sports. One in five Clarkson alumni is a CEO, the owner of a company or a senior executive. Those are valuable connections.

Exceptional faculty. Clarkson faculty includes Fulbright and National Science Foundation scholars, highly credentialed, experienced professionals, and researchers who collaborate with thought leaders in today’s high-demand fields. Faculty members bring their own experiences and networks into their teaching and advising. Small classes, onsite and online, mean you get to know faculty personally.

Extra incentives for Clarkson undergraduates and alumni. We know what Clarkson grads can bring to an organization, so we make it easy for you to apply. You’ll pay no application fee and, since we can access your transcript, we take care of this part of the application for you. We also waive testing requirements for admission to some graduate programs.

Scholarship opportunities and other support. Everyone who applies to Clarkson is automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. We offer assistance at Financial Aid offices on our Potsdam and Capital Region campuses. And, when you’re ready to begin your career, you’ll benefit from career services that Princeton Review ranks among the top 15 in the nation.

Check out Clarkson’s graduate programs so you’re familiar with the many options available to you. Request more information and, when you’re ready, start your application. At any point in the process, feel free to reach out to Graduate Admissions.

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