The MS in Energy Systems is a technical degree focused on energy systems and related technology and the impact of our external changing environment on these technologies.

Through the Energy Systems master's degree, Clarkson enables you to integrate mechanical/electrical energy related courses, mechanical and electrical fundamental discipline courses and non-technical courses regarding the impact of environmental, economic and regulatory issues on energy.

With evening courses and part-time study, this program offers the only engineering program in the capital region designed to meet the needs of working professionals. You’ll learn and network with other professionals who are seeking to advance their knowledge and become leaders in their fields. Coursework is also well-matched to recent graduates who want to benefit from learning alongside experienced professionals.


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Energy Systems Curriculum

MS in Energy Systems

The energy systems master's degree program is a 33 credit hour program. Full-time students usually complete the degree in one and a half to two years, while part-time students typically finish in two and a half to three years.

The Clarkson University Capital Region Campus (CRC) in Schenectady, NY is a satellite campus for Clarkson University. The CRC caters to the working engineering professional, offering:

  • Evening On-site Courses
  • A Professional Setting
  • Outstanding Faculty who are adjuncts and professionals from within industry
  • Merit Scholarships

*The MS in Energy Systems program is only offered at Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus.

Energy Systems MS Curriculum

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Our Faculty

Our engineering faculty are accomplished educators, researchers and industry practitioners. They are connected to the region’s leading industries and integrate the latest technologies and applications in the courses they teach. You’ll not only advance your knowledge in their classes, you’ll also learn how to apply it to real-life challenges and opportunities.

Through the MS in Energy Systems, Clarkson will provide you the knowledge and know-how to expand your thinking in the related fields of energy systems and environment. Your degree can easily be integrated into your career goals. You'll gain the tools to pursue your future goals with the ever sought after credentials of a master's degree.


A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • GRE Test Scores.
    • Not Required.
  • For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required.
    • Minimum Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) and Duolingo English Test (115).

Prerequisites: Students must have a BS in engineering, physics or equivalent field.

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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

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