Ph.D. research directly aligns with your research needs, in addition to those of your employer. You work closely with a research advisor from Clarkson and a co-advisor at your workplace. Your off-campus co-advisor is also expected to be a member of the dissertation committee. The relationship between your employer and Clarkson University must conform to Clarkson's Conflict of Interest Policy.
The normal Ph.D. requirements for your department must be met. As with on-campus Ph.D. students, up to 30 credits, with a grade of B or better, can be transferred and used to meet the 90-credit-hour degree requirements. There is a maximum of nine credits of coursework offered through distance learning. It is generally expected that part-time off-campus students will pay full tuition; any request for tuition waivers for off-campus students must be approved by the Dean.
You must also have access to a reliable broadband connection, current operating systems, a headset and a video player.