The COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship Fund

Clarkson University is offering new scholarship funding to support our early-career alumni seeking to enroll in a 1-year professional graduate program this summer or fall. The COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship Fund provides alumni with 50 percent tuition scholarships. We’ve selected professional programs that offer the flexibility needed to fit your circumstances, adjust to pandemic prevention measures, and continue in times of uncertainty.

Clarkson’s early-career alumni can access the scholarship to enroll this summer or fall in the MS in Engineering Management program (MSEM), MS in Data Analytics, Master of Arts in Teaching, MBA and MS programs in the Reh School of Business, and MS programs in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering offered at Clarkson’s Capital Region Campus.

Application review committees evaluate applications for admissions and aid simultaneously. No additional application is required.

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Future Ready Your Career With A Clarkson Graduate Degree

We will continue to prepare all Golden Knights to be global leaders.

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COVID-19 may create new uncertainties, and it is inevitable that government directives will change over time. Despite the circumstances, Clarkson’s professional graduate programs will persist and adapt as needed to continue preparing our students to lead through ambiguity, complex challenges and tough choices with agility, diligence, innovation and a willingness to do the right thing. We will continue striving to ensure each student gets the tools and experiences needed to demonstrate to employers that they are ready for the future.

By earning your master’s from Clarkson, you will:

  • Approach real-world problems with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Hone the skills to innovate, work collaboratively and lead in a global world.
  • Increase your competitive edge with specialized technical skills.
  • Know you are fully supported so that you can confidently and effectively work toward your personal and professional career goals.

 

Eligible Professional Graduate Programs

We’ve identified a selection of our professional graduate programs for the COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship that offer the following:

  • Option to complete your degree in one year through accelerated structures.
  • Online courses or courses that can seamlessly transform any in-person sessions to an online learning environment.
  • GMAT or GRE not required for admission.

Education:

Master of Arts in Teaching

The MAT program has additional testing and student teaching requirements that are detailed below.

Engineering:

MS in Electrical Engineering**
MS in Mechanical Engineering**

**Located at the Capital Region Campus

MS in Engineering Management

Earn a technical management degree that addresses managerial and leadership concepts as they apply to engineering, manufacturing and technology-based organizations. The MSEM degree is designed for students from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds.

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Have Questions?

Contact: Nick Dodge '08
Assistant Director, Engineering Management Program
Email: ndodge@clarkson.edu
Phone: 518-419-0081

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Delivery Format: Hybrid & Online.
Traditionally offered as a hybrid program combining limited on-site weekend sessions with online learning, the program will also be offering a fully online option during the 2020-2021 academic year.

1 year full time: the COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship has been combined with a special alumni discount to offer our alumni a 60% tuition scholarship for a flat rate of $19,272 for the MSEM program’s new 1-year format.

2 years part time: the program’s alumni discount provides a 40% tuition scholarship, making it possible for working professionals to earn their master’s at their own pace.

The one-year, full-time option will best serve recent graduates and professionals in career transition, while the two-year, part-time program is designed for working professionals to further their education without interrupting their current careers.

Admissions: No standardized test scores are needed for consideration, and a streamlined admission process is available to all.

MS in Data Analytics

Clarkson’s custom-developed Master of Science in Data Analytics blends business, mathematics and computer science to deliver a comprehensive, industry-ready data analytics skillset. The 36-credit program consists of 10 courses and a capstone project. Six core courses give you a solid data analytics foundation, and four electives let you tailor your master’s degree to the data career you want.

Delivery format: Available 100% online or on-campus in Potsdam.

1 year full time: the COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship has been combined with a special alumni discount to offer our alumni a 60% tuition scholarship for a flat rate of $19,272.

2 years part time: the program’s alumni discount provides a 40% tuition scholarship, making it possible for working professionals to earn their master’s at their own pace.

The one-year, full-time option will best serve recent graduates and professionals in career transition, while the two-year, part-time program is designed for working professionals to further their education without interrupting their current careers.

Admissions: The Data Analytics program is waiving its GRE/GMAT requirement for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Have Questions?

For the online program, contact:

Nick Dodge '08
Assistant Director
Engineering Management Program
Email: ndodge@clarkson.edu
Phone: 518-419-0081

For the residential program, contact:

Angelia Kehl
Assistant Director
Graduate Admissions
Email: graduate@clarkson.edu
Phone: 518-631-9831

Master of Arts in Teaching Adolescence Education 7-12

Delivery Format: In-Person at the Capital Region Campus.
Students complete one-year teaching residencies at a local school.

Clarkson University’s Master of Arts in Teaching Adolescence Education 7-12 is a one-year intensive program designed to provide aspiring teachers with real-world experiences and a community of practice that will prepare them to start their careers as secondary classroom teachers.

Students receive extensive mentoring and support from master teachers who bring advanced teaching skills and extensive classroom experience to the MAT program. Our students complete a full-year, mentored teaching residency. As a result, the MAT has a four-year track record of 100 percent job placement among its graduates.

Clarkson provides pathways to teaching a variety of 7-12 subjects, including Computer Science, Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math. (Other disciplines not mentioned here are also encouraged to apply.) Candidates must have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the discipline they would like to teach. 

Admissions: The MAT program typically requires applicants to provide GRE or Miller Analogies Test scores. Applicants can be admitted without these scores but will need to take one of the exams when possible. Students will be able to take the Miller test at the Capital Region Campus once the campus reopens.

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Have Questions?

Contact: Angelia Kehl
Assistant Director
Graduate Admissions
Email: graduate@clarkson.edu
Phone: 518-631-9831

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Graduate Business Programs

Clarkson's Reh School of Business offers graduate programs that provide a solid business foundation with electives to tailor degree completion with career goals. Available graduate programs include Accelerated MBA, Online MBA, MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA in Healthcare Management, MS in Healthcare Data Analytics and MS in Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management.

Academic Terms: Our residential, accelerated MBA runs on a semester calendar. All other graduate business programs run on 11-week quarter terms.

Admissions: No standardized test scores are needed for consideration. The Reh School of Business is waiving its testing requirement for the 2020-2021 academic year and permanently for Clarkson alumni who achieved an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher.

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Need assistance? Contact the Reh School’s Office of Graduate Business Programs at busgrad@clarkson.edu or (315) 268-6613.

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Accelerated MBA

Earn your MBA in 9 months (2 semesters) in our full-time, residential program based at the Potsdam campus. As a student in this 38-credit program, you’ll:

  • Study theory and practical business application, develop critical leadership and problem-solving skills, and tackle multifaceted, real-world problems
  • Complete a study track in global supply chain management, innovation and new venture management, data analytics, environmental management, or accounting. 
  • Prepare for success in today’s ever-changing economy.

Clarkson's Reh School of Business has placed in the Top 90 in U.S. News' 2021 Best Business Schools ranking for full-time MBA programs.

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Online MBA

Complete your MBA online at a pace that fits your schedule. As a student in our 42-credit Online MBA, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn alongside your classmates in live online class sessions. You’ll benefit both from the flexibility of studying online and from interactive, collaborative learning experiences.
  • Attend live course sessions in the evening to accommodate working full time while pursuing your MBA.
  • Take advantage of focus areas in supply chain management, leadership and entrepreneurship.

The Reh School’s Online MBA program has placed in the Top 90 in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Online MBA Programs ranking.

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MS in Supply Chain Management

Clarkson’s new online MS in Supply Chain Management teaches the advanced expertise needed to lead teams and manage complex supply chains. 

As a student in this 30-credit online program, you'll

  • Develop critical business skills in data analytics, strategic decision-making and relationship management.
  • Benefit from the flexibility of studying online and from interactive, collaborative learning experiences.
  • Attend live course sessions in the evening to meet the needs of working professionals.
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MBA in Healthcare Management

Our 48-credit Healthcare Management MBA program prepares students for leadership positions in a broad range of disciplines in the vibrant healthcare industry. 

The program is available online, as well as in-person at the Capital Region Campus and in a hybrid format, and typically requires all students to attend three in-person weekend sessions. 

Our MBA in Healthcare Management is one of only 28 programs in the country to achieve dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

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MS in Healthcare Data Analytics

As a student in our 36-credit MS in Healthcare Data Analytics, you'll take courses in healthcare management as well as data acquisition and mining, data analytics, business intelligence and statistics—all in the context of the healthcare arena. You'll develop the skills to acquire, interpret and communicate healthcare data to shape the direction of the healthcare industry.

The program is delivered online and typically requires students to attend two in-person weekend sessions.

The Reh School placed in the Top 70 in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs.

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MS in Clinical Leadership

Our 36-credit MS in Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management will give you a better understanding of the healthcare industry, as well as knowledge and skills in health policy and health management.

The program is designed for current and aspiring clinical practitioners, providing an understanding of the complex business environment in which they will ultimately practice. The degree may enhance the academic record of those who plan to attend medical school.

The program is available online, as well as in-person at the Capital Region Campus and in a hybrid format.

Engineering

Clarkson offers Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at its Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, N.Y. Courses are taught in the evening to enable working professionals to further their education without interrupting their current careers. 

At Clarkson University’s Capital Region Campus, you’ll learn firsthand from faculty who work and collaborate with industry. Through faculty and alumni, you’ll network with personnel from leading engineering firms and corporations to take your career to the next level.

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Need assistance? Contact Corey Morris, assistant director of graduate admissions & recruitment, at graduate@clarkson.edu or 518-631-9831.

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MS in Electrical Engineering

Delivery Format: In-Person at the Capital Region Campus.

The world of power electronics and energy conversion is changing rapidly, creating opportunities for electrical engineers to apply advanced skills to technologies and drive growth of products.

In this 30-credit Electrical Engineering program, you’ll expand your understanding of technologies, such as modern electric machinery, modeling, power electronics control, synchronous generation, nuclear engineering, photovoltaics and more.

You’ll have the opportunity to complement your technical experience with business skills by taking advantage of available MBA electives or other non-technical courses.
 

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MS in Mechanical Engineering

Delivery Format: In-Person at the Capital Region Campus.

Advance your career opportunities in power systems, emerging energy technologies and product design by earning an MS in Mechanical Engineering.

In this 30-credit program, you’ll expand your understanding of the application of solid mechanics, thermal fluid systems, energy systems and material-related topics.

You’ll have the opportunity to complement your technical experience with business skills by taking advantage of available MBA electives or other non-technical courses.
 

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“This one-time option is in response to the need to accommodate our graduating seniors—particularly student-athletes who wanted a senior spring season, those recently notified of delayed starts in their full-time employment and those who will be working remotely in their first months on the jobs. They find themselves in a situation from no fault of their own. Additionally, many alumni want to strengthen their credentials in the evolving job market, and this approach gives them flexibility as well as functionality.”

 

Robyn Hannigan
Provost

Provost Robyn Hannigan

 

Clarkson donors have seeded the COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship Fund to support our early-career alumni. We are very grateful for the generous support of so many alumni donors.