Pursue Life, Career and your PhD - Off Campus!
Busy professionals interested in completing a Doctoral degree in the following areas appreciate Clarkson's Off Campus PhD program:
Students enjoy focusing their research concentration in one of several areas offered by Clarkson, especially Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Power, and RF Signal Processing.
As Doctoral students in one of the approved areas, students live and work where they choose. Course content is available online – students view recorded lectures, access course materials online, and coordinate with instructors throughout the semester.
How does Clarkson University defy convention in distributed learning? Unlike other Universities, Clarkson values the student/instructor exchange in the way it delivers distributed education. Clarkson's off campus program delicately balances new technology and traditional classroom. Classes available to Off Campus students are also attended by students on campus*. These classes are video recorded, and then made available to off campus students through a web link. Clarkson's model gives off campus students the flexibility of 'attending' class at a time/location that is convenient for them while learning from their peers attending lectures in the classroom. This minimizes the impact isolation can have with other distributed learning models.
Students are assured of the highest quality when they realize that off campus courses are led by PhD level instructors and nearly all are tenured faculty members on the Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY campus.
*In some cases, class lectures take place in locations other than Potsdam, NY campus. Student attend class at these off site locations, lectures are video recorded and made available to students both on and off the Potsdam, NY campus.
More about Clarkson's distributed learning model:
Students learn from each other. In addition to the benefit the Off Campus student gains from interacting with on-campus students, Associate Professor Stephanie Schuckers, PhD is "pleased with the professional example that [Off Campus students] set for our on-campus students, further motivating the reward of academic experience."
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