Q: What Makes Clarkson Different?

A: Our Return on Investment

At Clarkson, graduate school is truly an investment in your future earnings potential. On average, a Clarkson degree will increase your earnings by 42% and PayScale Inc. ranks Clarkson in the top 12 of Best Master’s Degree Granting Programs by salary potential.

A: Our Scholarship Opportunities

ALL of our students, regardless of program, full-time/part-time status, and location (online, hybrid, onsite) are considered for merit-based scholarships upon application without any further action needed. Learn more about financial aid, costs and scholarships. 

A: Our Flexible Approach

We encourage you to design your education to fit into your lifestyle. With a variety of onsite, online and hybrid options as well as full-time and part-time opportunities, you have the flexibility to be comfortable with the plan you create for yourself to reach your goals.

Attend an Event Online

We encourage you to sign up for one of our prospective graduate student events. We are not holding in-person events at this time, but are continuing to schedule and hold online information sessions. Please check our events calendar for upcoming online events.

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Learn About Our Programs & Application Process

In this informational video our recruitment team provides an overview of what programs are offered at our various campuses and how to apply. 

Costs, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Financial Aid can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn't have to be. We have countless scholarship, grant, loan, corporate tuition benefit, courses waiver and assistantship options to explore with you and we're here to help.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Graduate students enrolled in Master’s and PhD level programs may finance their education through a combination of university awards and student loans. University awards are granted by each graduate school. Learn more about our scholarship & financial aid options.


Graduate school costs are determined based on credit hours. The cost per credit hour is dependent on the program you are entering. Learn more about the costs of attending one of our graduate programs. 

Start Your Application

Applying to one of our graduate programs starts with filling out our online application. Our staff is ready to assist you throughout the process and work with you on application deadlines based on when you plan to begin your studies.

Step One
Step Two

Submit the following supporting materials: 

  • All collegiate transcripts
  • GRE or GMAT Test Scores*
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation from a faculty member or professional reference**
  • TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores (if applicable)
  • Personal statement or Essay (250 - 500 words)
  • Resume
  • Application Fee - $50 (waived if you attend one of our Open Houses online or onsite)

*May not be applicable for some applicants depending on program and experience

**Number required varies on a program-by-program basis.

Step Three

Provide Additional Application-Related Information 

  • GRE® Institution Code - 2084
  • TOEFL® Institution Code - 2084
  • GMAT Institution Code (Full-time) - V1G-53-52
  • GMAT Institution Code (Part-time) - V1G-53-77
  • IELTS - You must provide scanned score report. No institutional code is needed.

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

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions

Dean, Graduate School: Michelle Crimi
8 Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, NY 13699
80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: 518-631-9831 
Email: graduate@clarkson.edu

International admissions: gradintl@clarkson.edu 


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