Review All Graduate School Admissions Requirements

The next phase of your career begins with one simple step: submitting the application to the graduate program of your choice. For Clarkson University's programs, there are no set deadlines for graduate admissions. Instead, we review applications on a rolling basis.

Contact Graduate Admissions

Interested in learning more about graduate admissions at Clarkson University? Feel free to contact our office with any questions.

Phone: 518-631-9831 

To fully complete your application, submit the following materials:

  • All undergraduate transcripts.
  • Résumé or CV (Curriculum Vitae).
  • A 250-500 word personal statement telling us why you want to attend Clarkson University and why you think you are a good fit for your program of interest.
  • The contact information for two or three current or former faculty members or supervisors, who can send us a recommendation letter on your academic and/or professional performance and motivation. Please note that select programs require only two letters; most require three letters.
  • GMAT/GRE test scores. For information and instructions related to waivers, please visit the page for your intended program of study.
    • GRE® Institution Code is 2084.
  • English proficiency test scores, if applicable. Accepted tests with minimum acceptable scores are: TOEFL (80) and TOEFL Essentials (8.5), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) or Duolingo English Test (115).
    • TOEFL® Institution Code is 2084.
  • To support prospective graduate students, we are waiving application fees at this time.

Along with all requirements listed above, review any program-specific prerequisites before submitting your application.

Once your completed application is submitted, you will receive email communications regarding the status of your application.

  • GRE institution code: 2084
  • TOEFL institution code: 2084

Additional information for international applicants:

  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are likely going to need a student visa. For more information, please visit the International Center for more information.
  • To obtain an I-20, you will need to show proof of financial support. Two documents are needed:
    • Complete and return the Certificate of Finance form through your admission portal.
    • Provide updated bank statements showing sufficient funds, which can include a certified letter from your sponsor(s) indicating the amount of support available for each year.

Learn More About How to Apply

Watch this short and informative video from the Office of Graduate Admissions for an overview of the programs we offer, our campuses and the application process. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Watch the Video on How to Apply

Applying as an International Student

If you are an international applicant, there are additional steps you need to take to complete the admissions process. Find out more about the student visa process, required financial forms and other supplemental material you may need to send.

How to Apply as an International Student

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