Clarkson University Again Featured In U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools

April 25, 2023

Strong performances by multiple programs have led to Clarkson University once again being featured prominently in the 2024 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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Clarkson’s graduate engineering programs continue to be ranked in the top half of the best graduate engineering programs in the country. The civil, chemical, environmental, mechanical, and materials engineering programs ranked in the top 125.

Clarkson’s full-time MBA program once again is ranked in the top 125 in the nation. Now, all three MBA programs offered within the Reh School of Business (full-time, Online, and Healthcare Management) have been recognized as among the strongest in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report, in its 2024 edition of the rankings “assesses multiple types of graduate programs, including the six disciplines with some of the largest enrollments: business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering and education.”

According to the publication, information collected within the six major disciplines assesses how well universities prepare students for their professions, as well as the career or academic outcomes of its graduates.

“This is an exciting time to be a graduate student at Clarkson,” said Michelle Crimi, Dean of the Graduate School. “We are doing cutting-edge education and research in collaboration with industry partners.  These partnerships create unparalleled opportunities for students now and long into the future.”  

Graduate education at Clarkson University provides a high degree of collaboration within its rigorous research and learning opportunities. Clarkson’s schools and institutes support professional masters and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, and the health sciences, as well as research-based masters and Ph.D. degrees in engineering, environmental sciences, the physical sciences, and life sciences.

Our industry-responsive professional programs offer online and hybrid support, offer dynamic face-to-face and virtual faculty-student interactions supporting real-time and self-directed collaborative learning.  These programs leverage Clarkson's reputational leadership in technology-infused experiential learning to accelerate student success whether in distance or in-person classes.

In addition to our top-ranked programs, Clarkson offers opportunities for students to earn micro-credentials, many of which are developed in collaboration with industry partners. These micro-credentials supplement and extend our traditional curricula to build skills employers seek and give students an edge in today’s competitive job market.  

In addition to becoming competitive members of the labor force, Clarkson’s graduate students contribute to advances in their fields, both within their disciplines and in interdisciplinary collaboration.

Clarkson University is a proven leader in technological education, research, innovation and sustainable economic development. With its main campus in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Clarkson faculty have a direct impact on more than 7,800 students annually through nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate STEM designated degrees in engineering, business, science and health professions; executive education, industry-relevant credentials and K-12 STEM programs. Alumni earn salaries among the top 2% in the nation: one in five already leads in the c-suite. To learn more go to
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