2020-2021 Academic Year Tuition Rates & Fees

Arts & Sciences

$1,388 per credit hour

  • Basic Science
  • Bioscience & Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Politics and Governance
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science

$1,388 per credit hour

  • Business of Energy
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering and Management Systems
  • Engineering Science
  • Energy Systems
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

$961 per credit hour

  • MA in Teaching
  • MAT Technology Education K-12
  • MAT English to Speakers of Other Languages (Online)
  • Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Online)
  • Grades 1-6 Foreign Language Elementary School Extension (Online)
  • Grades 5 and 6 Extension (Online)
Institute for Sustainable Environment

$1,388 per credit hour

  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Policy
  • Residential MBA –†$1,388 per credit hour
  • Hybrid MBA – $1,174 per credit hour
  • Online MBA –†$1,174 per credit hour
  • Supply Chain Management, MS – $1,174 per credit hour
  • Healthcare Management, MBA – $1,174 per credit hour
  • Healthcare Data Analytics, MS – $1,174 per credit hour (Prerequisites – no cost)
  • Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management – $1,174 per credit hour
  • Leadership in Medicine – Healthcare Management – Determined and paid through Union College
Health Fields
  • Physical Therapy – $16,349 per term
  • Physician Assistant Studies – $15,441 per term
  • Occupational Therapy – $15,441 per term

$1,606 per credit hour

  • Engineering Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Dual Degree MS Data Analytics/MBA

$998 per credit hour

Graduate Study Fees

Residential Program Health, Wellness, and Recreation Facilities Fee – $460 per term

Assessed to all full-time graduate students in residential programs. Covers operations for access to recreational facilities, fitness center, health center services, computing lab resources and related software, webinars, etc (Note: This is not a health insurance premium).

Non-Residential Resource Fee* – $75.00 per term

Covers operations for access to computing lab and online resources and related software, webinars, etc.

*Resource fee: Includes guest speakers and lecturers, computer lab resources and related software, the learning management system, Echo 360 which allows asynchronous learning sessions, voice thread and other online related services, library and database access, and free transcripts for life.

Scholarship Opportunities

Clarkson scholarships help provide affordable education to students of modest means and academic excellence. These scholarships, many of which are funded by Clarkson Alumni, have made — and continue to make — a difference in the lives of our students.

Engineering & Computer Science

A limited number of one-year and/or partial year tuition scholarships are available for qualified full-time students. A limited number of stipends are also available. Most scholarships and/or stipends are associated with department assistantships or completion of a master’s thesis as part of the qualified applicant’s plan of study to complete his/her degree program.

Learn more about all of our scholarships and how to apply by contacting the Engineering Department via email enggrad@clarkson.edu.  


School of Business

Merit-Based Graduate Business Program Scholarships

All students applying for Reh School of Business graduate programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA) and GMAT (or equivalent) results. Additional consideration may also be given based upon the overall merits of an application.

There are four award levels associated with the Reh School of Business programs (see below). These guaranteed levels range between at least 15% up to at least 75% tuition discount**, based upon the overall merits of the candidates’ application. Awards are based on a percentage of the total cost of the specific program you are applying to. ***

  1. Fellowship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) – at least 15%
  2. Dean’s (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) – at least 25%
  3. Presidential (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) – at least 40%
  4. Trustees (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) – at least 75%

Clarkson students are expected to continue satisfactory academic standing in order maintain scholarship status (must carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all graduate coursework). Accelerated BS/BA/MBA students who wish to qualify for merit scholarships should take the GMAT regardless of their grade point average.

*Candidates who have the GMAT (or equivalent) requirement waived as part of their application may still be considered for a merit-based scholarship. Levels will be based upon overall merits of the application, with a minimum award of at least 15%.
**Scholarship awards are for the full duration of enrollment in the program of study, and actual awards each semester are prorated based on credits pursued.
***Applicants who are receiving an employer benefit must select either the discount rate available through Clarkson’s agreement with their employer, or the merit-based scholarship award (the higher of the two), but not both.

International Students

International graduate study students will be considered on an individual basis for merit-based scholarships.

Learn more about all of our scholarships and how to apply by contacting busgrad@clarkson.edu.  

Early Decision Award for Residential Business Programs

If you are an applicant who commits to Reh for a residential, cohort-based business one- year program (e.g. Potsdam-based MBA and CRC based Healthcare MBA) by the deadlines listed below, you will be eligible (upon enrollment in the program) to receive an additional “Commit to Reh” award. This award would be added to your existing merit scholarship. These awards vary based upon the level of merit award given. The schedule is also provided below:

Commitment Deadlines:

  • Summer and Fall Quarter Start (Healthcare MBA): March 1st
  • Spring Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): November 1st
  • Fall Semester (Healthcare MBA): March 1st

Award Levels for Early Decision Recipients:

  • $3,000 Fellowship Level
  • $5,000 Dean’s Level
  • $7,000 Presidential Level
  • $9,000 Trustees Level
Department of Education

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. You are encouraged to apply early. Students typically begin the MAT in the summer and complete the program in one calendar year, three semesters. Students may also start in the Fall or Spring semesters in order to spread the workload over a longer period of time.

Education Department Scholarship
The Education Department Scholarship is the most prestigious merit award in the Department of Education at Clarkson University. Students’ applications are automatically reviewed for merit scholarship based on previous coursework and the rigor of their undergraduate portfolio.

Early Decision Scholarship
Scholarships are available for applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching program who apply and are accepted early. Applicants intending to start in the Fall or Summer semester must have committed to attend by the end of the previous calendar year. Applicants intending to start in the Spring semester must have committed to attend by July 1st. Students will be eligible to receive the 'Commit to MAT' Education Scholarship. This award varies in value between $2,500 and $6,000 based upon the student's application portfolio.

Special Scholarship Opportunities
Clarkson University is fortunate to receive unique scholarships from generous donors. There are also scholarships designed to support students who grew up in Schenectady or the Capital Region. Applicants are encouraged to inquire about other current opportunities.

Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Grant
The New York State Education Department has awarded the Department of Education at Clarkson University, the Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) grant. This grant provides a $19,000 scholarship for qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups. This award recognizes the quality of Clarkson University’s MAT program, as only 8 of the over 200 teacher education programs in New York State received this funding.

Clinically Rich - Intensive Teacher Institute TESOL Grant
The New York State Education Department has awarded the Department of Education at Clarkson University, the Clinically Rich - Intensive Teacher Institute TESOL Grant. This grant provides a $4,500 scholarship for up to 20 candidates per year in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Clarkson's Education department may award additional funds to applicants who are eligible for additional grants and scholarships as matching funds.

Emma Willard Fellowship
Clarkson University's Master of Arts in Teaching program offers this fellowship in conjunction with the Emma Willard School, an all-girls boarding high school in Troy, NY. The fellowship awards a full-tuition scholarship, as well as a stipend, and room and board at Emma Willard, where the fellows live and teach a reduced course load. Fellows complete the Master of Arts in Teaching over two years, receiving the fellowship each year, and then are provided assistance with their career search. 

The Schenectady Foundation Scholarship
The Schenectady Foundation Scholarship is awarded to one student every year. The successful candidate will have graduated from Schenectady High School or a high school in Schenectady County. The candidate will complete the full-year teaching residency at Schenectady High School and must express intention to pursue a teaching position in the district or in a high need setting. The scholarship awardee receives $7,500 in tuition support from the Schenectady Foundation which is matched by Clarkson University. 

In addition to scholarship, students may be eligible to receive transfer credit or course waivers for previous study. Scholarship, course waivers and transfer credit reduce the cost of earning a degree at Clarkson University.

Articulation Agreements
Students from select undergraduate institution may be eligible for scholarships. Students generally need a GPA of 3.2 or higher to qualify. Please inquire with the Department of Education at 518-631-9870 for a list of partner school and details.

Other Scholarships
The Williams Scholarship, Bauhofer Scholarship and the Allen Scholarship celebrate the dedication of individuals preparing for careers in the classroom.

Learn more about all of our scholarships within the Education Department and how to apply by contacting foley@clarkson.edu.

Applying for Financial Aid

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. Federal student loans are awarded and processed by the Financial Aid Office at each campus location.  US citizens and Permanent Residents who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis are eligible for federal student loans.

Financing Options & Resources
  • Clarkson University's Payment Plan
  • Federal student loans
  • Alternative student loans
  • Income Share Agreement with Vemo Education
Graduate Assistantships

The opportunity for graduate assistantships varies by program and should be discussed with the department staff and/or program coordinator directly.

Graduate Federal Student Loan Information

Information about applying for Federal Student Loans, including the terms, application steps and eligibility information may be found here.

Other Scholarship Sources

We encourage you to apply for additional scholarships. We will not reduce our scholarship/grant offer if you receive outside scholarships, unless the total amount of your scholarship money from all sources exceeds Clarkson's cost.

  • Veteran's benefits - the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Employer tuition benefits
  • Online searches
  • Recommendations from your academic department based on your area of study
  • Potential for transfer credit or course waivers for previous study