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Graduate Admissions: At Your Service

Graduate School Capital Region Campus

As an upperclassman, you may be looking beyond your undergraduate degree and thinking about what’s next. Will you be applying for jobs, to grad school or both?

If you’re at all interested in graduate school—either part time or full time—our Graduate Admissions team stands ready to provide one-on-one advice and support. We welcome your questions about graduate school in general and about Clarkson programs and admission requirements, tuition and financial aid and the application process.

For our engineering programs your contact is Corey Morris, assistant director of graduate admissions and recruitment.

For our Healthcare Management MBA and MS in Healthcare Data Analytics programs, your contact is Samantha Miller, assistant director of graduate admissions and recruitment.

For most other programs—including our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)—turn to Angelia Kehl, assistant director of graduate admissions and recruitment.

Other team members specialize in serving international students and those interested in our full-time MBA program.

Why Clarkson?

Our programs are known for their rigor, innovation and impact. No matter which area of study you choose—business, education, engineering, health, mathematics, sciences or technology—you will benefit from the experience of faculty who are leaders in their field. Other reasons to choose Clarkson include:

Flexibility: We make it easy to choose an option that meets your schedule and lifestyle. We offer a variety of onsite, online and hybrid choices as well as full- and part-time programs, so there are lots of different ways to achieve your goals.

Scholarship opportunities: When you apply to Clarkson, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships no matter which program you’re considering.

Return on investment: A Clarkson education can have a powerful impact on your earnings potential. PayScale ranks Clarkson in the top 12 “Best Master’s Degree-Granting Programs” by salary potential.

Essential connections: A graduate degree from Clarkson is yet another link to our network of over 40,000 alumni. One in five alumni is already a CEO, the owner of a company or in a senior executive position, and we work to connect you with as many of them as possible. In addition, our deans and faculty consult regularly with advisory councils composed of industry leaders, alumni employers, research partners, think-tank consortium members and peers in academia.

Exceptional faculty: Our 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 students

Grad school is one of the many places your Clarkson education sets you apart.

“We know there’s no better applicant than a Clarkson graduate,” says Dan Capogna, director of graduate admissions and recruitment. “We do everything we can to encourage Clarkson students to learn about our graduate programs, to apply and to choose Clarkson again.”

Because of your Clarkson connection, you benefit from a streamlined application process:

  • No application fee (a $50 savings).
  • Simplified transcript submission. There’s no need for you to request and supply your transcript. Since we can access your transcript, we take care of this part of the application for you.
  • Waived testing requirements for some programs.
  • Additional fee waivers for some programs.

Not sure whether to apply?

It never hurts to have an application on file. That way, if you accept a job offer after graduation, you can still pursue a graduate degree part time or test the waters by taking a class.

Make the most of the process

The more you know, the easier it will be to decide what’s right for you—and when. Check out our blog posts for lots of helpful information on how to navigate the grad school admissions process from start to finish. You’ll find tips on how to decide if grad school makes sense for you, what to look for in a program, how and when to apply and much more.

If you have questions or want to learn more, just ask our Graduate Admissions team. Send an email to Graduate Admissions or call 518-631-9831.


Originally written July 6, 2018. Last updated September 26, 2019.

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