Category: Graduate Education

Clarkson University stands as a beacon of excellence in graduate education, offering a rich tapestry of academic programs designed to shape professionals and scholars into future leaders. Renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, Clarkson provides a comprehensive range of graduate degrees across various disciplines.

At Clarkson, graduate education is at the forefront, with programs tailored to meet the evolving needs of today’s professionals and scholars. Students can pursue advanced degrees including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, Master of Arts (MA), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in various disciplines. These programs blend rigorous coursework with hands-on experiences, empowering students to become leaders in their chosen fields.

One hallmark of graduate education at Clarkson is its emphasis on experiential learning and research. Graduate students have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research projects, collaborate with industry partners, and gain hands-on experience through internships and co-operative education placements.

Clarkson University extends its graduate education programs across multiple campus locations, including its main campus in Potsdam, New York, as well as additional sites in Schenectady and Beacon, New York. These campuses offer access to state-of-the-art facilities, research centers, and industry partnerships, enriching the academic experience and expanding professional networks.

In addition to on-campus offerings, Clarkson provides flexible online learning options for graduate students seeking to balance academic pursuits with professional and personal commitments. Through the university’s robust online platform, students can engage in coursework, collaborate with peers and faculty, and access resources from anywhere in the world.

Whether pursuing studies on campus or online, graduate students at Clarkson benefit from a supportive learning environment, dedicated faculty mentorship, and opportunities for hands-on learning and research that prepare them for success in their chosen fields.

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Discovering Cricket at Clarkson University: An International Student’s Journey

As an international student from India and a passionate cricket enthusiast, my journey to Clarkson University was driven not just by academic aspirations, but also by my love for cricket. My name is Manish, and I want to share my personal experiences and perspectives on playing cricket at Clarkson University, and how it has helped …

Graduate Education, Undergraduate Programs

Getting an Edge in the Teacher Education Market

Few careers are as rewarding or as challenging as those in school teaching. Every class presents an opportunity to make a difference: to encourage, inspire and shape a student’s future. Teaching has never been an easy profession and, in many ways, today it’s more demanding than ever. But for those who are called to teach, …

Graduate Education

An Interview with Boris Jukic, director of Clarkson’s Applied Data Science master’s degree program

Big data. Artificial Intelligence. Machine learning. Forecasting. Phrases related to data science continue to permeate nearly all sectors of industry and business, and the field of data science is still growing. Clarkson University offers a master’s degree in Applied Data Science to meet the increasing need of companies to hire skilled and highly trained data …

Graduate Education

Should I Contact a Ph.D. Supervisor?

The DOs and DON’Ts of Contacting a Ph.D. Supervisor. As an applicant, you may ask yourself: should I email professors I am interested in working with? Should I send them my research proposal? Should I attach my credentials? The answer to your questions is: it depends on the university you are applying to and the …

Graduate Education

The business school of the future is available at Clarkson today

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What will a business school of the future look like? Experiential, inclusive and multi-modal note experts in a recent video from AACSB, the premier accreditor that sanctions business programs offered through Clarkson University’s David D. Reh School of Business. To demonstrate, what we noticed is that AACSB’s vision closely resembles what our Reh School programs …

Graduate Education

More Than Just Student Teaching

Preparation for a career in education includes real-world practice. Aspiring teachers must complete a field experience to apply the pedagogy and classroom management styles learned in their graduate classes. Many traditional teacher education programs include only one semester of student teaching, with short periods of actually working in the classroom. However, Clarkson University’s Master of …

Graduate Education

New International Fieldwork Experience Opportunity for OT students!

At Clarkson University, we encourage students with vision to make them a reality. For Occupational Therapy (OT) student, Jenna White, class of ’22, the vision was to do a clinical rotation in Uganda. She volunteered  in Uganda as an undergraduate and fell in love with the country and its people.  For Jenna’s graduate capstone project …

Graduate Education

How to Write Your Graduate School Statement of Purpose

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Preparing a Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose for a grad school application can seem like a daunting task. It’s your opportunity to speak to the admissions committee and let them know who you are and how their program fits into your career goals. If you allow plenty of time to brainstorm and prepare, you …

Graduate Education

How Letters of Recommendation can Create A Holistic Image of Your Strengths

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Most graduate programs require two or three letters of recommendation. You see that in the instructions and freeze. Questions may overwhelm you. Who do I ask? How should I ask? How early should I get started? To answer these questions, here are six tips for securing strong recommendation letters for graduate school. Get the right …

Graduate Education, Undergraduate Programs

Notable Alumna Women: Kristen Larsen


Clarkson is made up of notable and impactful women who defy convention and challenge the status quo. We are grateful for this unique community of alumnae, staff, faculty, and students who leave their mark on our campus and our world. Check out our series of blog posts highlighting just a few remarkable alumni women! Meet …