Graduate Education

Graduate Programs that Match Your Goals and Schedule

A Clarkson graduate student poses inside a building at the Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, New York.

Clarkson’s graduate programs are designed specifically for today’s students. You can earn a master’s degree in a high-demand field—business, engineering, data analytics, healthcare administration and more—on a schedule that works for you. Depending on the program, options include full and part time study and on campus, online and hybrid (a combination of on campus and online) programs.

Looking beyond a master’s? Clarkson has PhD programs in most engineering disciplines as well as in bioscience and biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and physical therapy.

Lots of MBA options

No matter what you’re looking for in an MBA program, chances are you’ll find it at Clarkson.

Want to focus full-time on your degree and earn it as quickly as possible? Stay in Potsdam and choose our accelerated MBA. The program starts in August, and you can graduate with an MBA nine months later, in May. Or, you can take courses on a schedule that gives you more time, allowing you to complete the program in one calendar year, 18 months or two years.

For the most flexible schedule, consider Clarkson’s nationally ranked online MBA. This program is a great choice if you want to pursue your career while earning your degree. Plus, you’ll have opportunities to apply coursework to your job. Need help deciding? Download your copy of How to Choose the Right MBA Program.

Clarkson also offers specialized MBAs and dual MBA-MS degree programs. Our degree in business administration, international, offered on campus in Potsdam, provides excellent preparation to succeed in the global economy. The healthcare management MBA, a hybrid program available online and evenings at our Capital Region Campus, is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in healthcare and health-related organizations.

Because business-related skills can add value and provide a competitive edge, Clarkson also offers dual degrees that combine an MBA with an MS in data analytics (available online and on campus in Potsdam) or environmental politics and governance (on campus in Potsdam).

All Clarkson University business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The healthcare management MBA is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Your choice of engineering programs

Clarkson has long been a leader in engineering, and that is reflected in our comprehensive graduate engineering options. Our programs prepare students to find creative solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges. Engineering offerings include:

  • Chemical engineering, on campus in Potsdam.
  • Civil and environmental engineering, on campus in Potsdam, with distance-learning options available.
  • Construction engineering management, on campus in Potsdam or online.
  • Electrical engineering, on campus in Potsdam and our Capital Region Campus, with distance-learning options available.
  • Engineering and management systems, hybrid, with some courses offered online plus evening courses at Clarkson’s Capital Region Campus.
  • Engineering science, on campus in Potsdam.
  • Environmental science and engineering, on campus in Potsdam.
  • Mechanical engineering on campus in Potsdam and our Capital Region Campus, with distance-learning options available.
  • Power engineering, on campus in Potsdam or online.

Two master’s degrees in data analytics

These days, data drives decision-making in virtually every organization, and those who can identify, extract and interpret information are in great demand. Clarkson offers two master’s degrees that can prepare you to take your place in this rapidly growing field.

Clarkson’s MS in Data Analytics will teach you to turn big data into smart data. You’ll learn how to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret and present large amounts of data—and how to apply those skills to achieve business objectives such as improving operations efficiency and attracting and retaining customers. The program is offered full time on campus in Potsdam and for full- or part-time study online. Want more information about data analytics in general? Download the e-book Considering a Career in Data Analytics?

The online MS in Healthcare Data Analytics provides the skills to acquire, interpret and communicate healthcare data to help shape the direction of the healthcare industry. You will be able to analyze structured and unstructured clinical, administrative and financial data—and to apply that data to benefit individual patients and entire populations. To learn more, download the e-book Harnessing the Potential of Healthcare Data Analytics.

The Clarkson advantage

Regardless of the program you choose, you will receive an excellent education. You’ll also benefit from Clarkson’s reputation for strong programs and its emphasis on innovation.

You’ll be taught by exceptional faculty who are vested in your success. And, you’ll strengthen your connections with more than 40,000 alumni, including leaders in industry, research and academia.

Check out Clarkson’s graduate programs, request more information or apply. And remember, our Graduate Admissions team is here to help. Contact us by emailing or calling (518) 631-9831.

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