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03-11-2014

Clarkson University Environmental Engineering Programs Rank Highly in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools

Clarkson University is again featured in the latest edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2015 guidebook in April.

Clarkson's Technology Advancement Center, home to Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable EnvironmentClarkson’s graduate environmental engineering programs were ranked #32 in the nation. The interdisciplinary program in environmental science & engineering is administered by Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment. The civil & environmental engineering program is in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Graduate education at Clarkson University provides a high degree of collaboration within its rigorous research and learning opportunities. The School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment provide programs of study leading to the master of business administration, master of engineering, master of science, doctor of physical therapy, and doctor of philosophy degrees.

Career opportunities are growing quickly in fields where graduate study is required. A 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, which analyzed projected job growth between 2010 and 2020, says that "The fastest growth is projected in occupations assigned to the master's degree level; these occupations are projected to grow by 21.7 percent."

Clarkson also offers distance learning graduate study opportunities in business, engineering, science and technology through a unique click-and-brick model. The University’s off-campus graduate programs engage students in both their places of employment through either real-time or self-directed collaborative learning and use of real-time work projects -- the click part of the equation -- and on campus -- the brick -- through intense immersion experiences.

This month, Clarkson is introducing professionals in California's Placer County region to new graduate programs options and also advancing an emerging technology education partnership with Sierra College undergraduates.

The two schools are working on a unique 2+2+2 articulation agreement, in which students will matriculate to Clarkson to complete a bachelor’s degree in business or engineering after completing two years of coursework at Sierra College. The two years in residence in New York will be supplemented with internship/career opportunities with companies common in Placer County valley and then coupled in the end with the two-year professional distance programs offered by Clarkson.   

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University's graduate environmental engineering programs were again ranked highly in the latest edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. Above, Clarkson's Technology Advancement Center, home to Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/tac.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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