Our Engineering Science program is the right fit if you want a degree that spans multiple disciplines and departments.

Clarkson University offers an MS in engineering science for qualified students who desire interdisciplinary graduate study in engineering that does not fit within any of the four engineering departments shown below.

This program allows your to pursue a basic master's degree in engineering science with an emphasis on all aspects of the engineering and science schools. The degree program enables you to pursue a broad range of topics and make your master's degree your own.


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Engineering Science Curriculum

Master of Science Requirements

In order to earn your master's in engineering science, you must complete 30 total credit hours, 12 of which must be in engineering-specific courses.

Engineering Science MS Curriculum

PhD Requirements

In order to earn your PhD in Engineering Science, you must complete 60 credits beyond MS, 90 credits beyond the BS.

Engineering Science, PhD, Curriculum

Requirements for MS in Engineering Science

Students must have a BS in Engineering or Science (Chemistry, Computer Science, Math or Physics; other degrees are considered on a case-by-case basis). Students must also have the minimum requirements of:

  1. 30 credits beyond BS
  2. 18 credits of graduate course work (12 credits in engineering)
  3. An average grade of B or better by graduation, with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00
  4. 2 credits of seminar work (in engineering or science)
  5. 6 credit hours of thesis
  6. 20 of the 30 credit hours must be earned in residence
  7. 1 academic year of full time study beyond the Baccalaureate

The research advisor must be a member of the Clarkson School of Engineering 9CSoE) (may be a courtesy appointment).

MS Thesis Committee will consist of a minimum of 3 faculty members (PhD) with at least 2 from CSoE


A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • GRE Test Scores.
  • 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).


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.

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