Recognizing the new career challenges that graduating seniors from Clarkson’s Class of 2020 and young alumni are facing as the nation reopens the economy, donors have seeded a new COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship Fund that gives them special access starting in Summer 2020 for select professional graduate programs offered at Clarkson.
Scholarships and other forms of aid will be awarded for Clarkson’s graduating seniors and alumni who enroll in the MS in Engineering and Management Program (MSEM), MS in Data Analytics, the MS programs in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering offered at Clarkson’s Capital Region Campus, or graduate programs in the Reh School of Business that support personal and professional career pursuits with added credentials. These programs each have the option to complete the master's degree in one year through accelerated structures.
Clarkson has a distinguished track record of innovation in education to pivot quickly to meet the changing global landscape. “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,” said Provost Robyn E. Hannigan. “Additionally, many alumni want to strengthen their credentials in the evolving job market, and this approach gives them flexibility as well as functionality.”
For students and alumni from all majors, the University has created a pathway to enroll in the MS in Engineering and Management program with an option to accelerate courses to complete the program in one year, or use the current flexibility in this program to take courses part-time while working. While offered typically as a hybrid of in-person and online courses, the University has approvals to offer it this year all online for those who need that option. The MSEM program boasts some of the University’s best career growth opportunities and meets the future-ready marketplace demands for innovative technical professionals across disciplines. Designed in partnership with global leaders such as United Technologies, IBM, and GlobalFoundries the curriculum meets the needs of global business leaders. No standardized test scores are needed for consideration and a streamlined admission process is available to all. To find out more, reach out to Nick Dodge, firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-419-0081
The Reh School of Business is also waiving the requirement for standardized GMAT and GRE test scores for all applicants seeking to start one of its degree programs in the summer 2020 quarter, fall 2020 semester/quarter, winter 2021 quarter or spring 2021 semester/quarter. Clarkson undergraduate students and alumni who graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher will also be permanently exempt from submitting standardized test scores.
Through the Reh School, contact email@example.com, (315) 268-6613 to learn more about the following programs:
· Accelerated MBA (residential program at the Potsdam campus, completed full-time in 9 months, or two regular semesters)
· Online MBA (online program with one three-day in-person session* required at either the Potsdam campus or at the Capital Region Campus.)
· MS in Supply Chain Management (available entirely online)
· MBA in Healthcare Management (available online, in-person at the Capital Region campus, or as a mix of the two formats. All students are required to attend two in-person weekend sessions.)
· MS in Healthcare Data Analytics (online program with two in-person weekend sessions at the Capital Region Campus required.)
· MS in Clinical Leadership (available online, in-person at the Capital Region campus, or as a mix of the two formats.)
*Exceptions can be made based on COVID related restrictions.
The Reh School’s graduate business programs provide a solid business foundation with electives to tailor degree completion with career goals. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Clarkson’s Reh School of Business in the top 100 nationally in this year’s rankings for Best Business Schools with a full-time MBA program, Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Master’s in Business Programs.
Clarkson’s core curriculum includes a strong STEM foundation that spans boundaries for all majors as well as reinforces the entrepreneurial mindset and skill sets that are relevant for the challenges across multiple business and industry sectors.
“We are very grateful for the generous support of so many alumni, to make it possible for our graduating seniors to continue on for graduate study,” said Kerop Janoyan, Dean of the Graduate School. “The professional programs that the students will enroll in are known for their career-ready education content and career-building potential.”
In addition to the MSEM and graduate business programs, other program options for master’s study include an MS in Data Analytics (available entirely online or on-campus) and programs available at the Capital Region Campus in mechanical and electrical engineering. To discuss these and other options for graduate study, including the programs and special aid available through the COVID-19 Alumni Scholarship Fund, visit www.clarkson.edu/graduate or contact the Graduate School at 518-631-9831 or firstname.lastname@example.org .