Online study is the popular choice for today's professional who wants to further his or her career by obtaining an advanced degree — without career interruption. Clarkson offers flexible, full-time and part-time distance learning and online degree programs leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Engineering (M.E.) or Master of Science (M.S.). Learn more about Clarkson's Graduate School and the many online programs that are available.
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Clarkson offers a range of distance learning course-delivery modes. Depending on course curriculum or program requirements, you can either attend class synchronously with on-campus peers or meet in virtual classrooms as the instructor leads a lecture and group discussion.
As a distance learning student, you view recorded lectures asynchronously and interface with faculty for homework and assignments. Group projects with classmates are facilitated through interactive technologies that are widely available in today's workplaces. Occasional visits to campus should be anticipated as you fulfill research requirements.
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$60,901 Starting Salary
For the Class of 2018
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Our off-campus Ph.D. program assists qualified, non-resident candidates to matriculate at Clarkson as doctoral-degree candidates in the following disciplines:
- Bioscience & Biotechnology
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Environmental Science & Engineering
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
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.
William D. Jemison, Ph.D.