M.S. in Engineering Management

Clarkson University, School of Business

Program Description

M.S. in Engineering Management

Clarkson University, School of Business

M.S. in Engineering Management

Today's global marketplace demands technical professionals grounded in engineering innovation and best practices in business.

Clarkson University, driven by its standard to defy convention, meets this global need with a unique Master of Science in Engineering Management built for rising at-work professionals. Fused with Clarkson's reputation for academic excellence--top rated by U.S. News & World Report--this two-year, 30-credit hybrid program inspires students from leading corporations across the United States. This program is optimized by partnerships with IBM, Turner Construction, United Technologies, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Ongoing program input from these industry leaders provides the most current and sophisticated business and organizational skills demanded by the marketplace, giving engineers and technical professionals the competitive edge required for advancing careers.


Clarkson's Master of Science in Engineering Management is designed to accommodate the complex schedules of working professionals with a combination of in-person and virtual classroom experiences. A win-win opportunity for both employee and employer, this "worker friendly" format allows students to apply new skills to the workplace in real-time while earning their graduate degree.

Throughout the two-year program, students bring a wealth of workplace experience to their physical and virtual classrooms, creating a sophisticated learning community where vibrant discussions begin face-to-face at the launch of each semester with in-residence classes in either Beacon, New York or Burlington, Vermont. These state-of the-art education facilities help to facilitate a cutting-edge, "learning-centric" experience with flexible settings to support the programs creative and innovative curriculum.

Interactions continue online, as students and faculty transition to the virtual classroom for the remainder of each semester, working together during follow-up, synchronous online meetings.

Program Highlights

  • Study core concepts via synchronous and asynchronous methods while interacting with peers and faculty throughout email, social media, web-conferencing, and other technologies.
  • Focus on building expertise in project management, financial management, quality management, and operations strategy while having the opportunity to apply what you have studied in a final capstone project that will be completed in conjunction with your organization.
  • Engage with a supportive cohort of goal-oriented professionals and peers enhancing their professional development while managing responsibilities at work and home.
  • Attend several weekend residency sessions in Beacon, NY or Burlington, VT, and connect with fellow classmates, faculty, and prominent members of the Clarkson Community while taking part in classes and exercises that focus on communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Beacon Institute | Clarkson University Partnership

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University, is headquartered in the City of Beacon in Dutchess County, New York. The mission of Beacon Institute is to create and maintain a global center for scientific and technological innovation that advances education, research, and public policy regarding the environment, specifically rivers and estuaries.

Beacon Institute | Clarkson University implements its mission through a multi-disciplinary focus on science and technology, education, and policy. Teams of scientists, engineers, and educators and policy experts take an integrated, data-driven view of how communities and ecosystems interact to create new mechanisms through which humans can gain a more sophisticated understanding of rivers and estuaries for the benefit of public health, economic development, restoration of ecosystems, and quality of life.


Admission to the program is based upon the overall qualities of your application including professional experience, professional references, undergraduate academic performance, and statement of purpose.

Minimum admission requirements for the program are:

1.Submission of application form.

2.A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or technical field. Any degree earned internationally must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor degree.

3.Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. All transcripts must be submitted regardless of how many credits were earned.

4.Two letters of reference, preferably from a supervisor or colleague.

5.Submission of an official GRE test score. (Note: This requirement may be waived for any applicant that has previously completed a Master's, Doctoral degree program or an applicant that has considerable, relevant work experience.)

6.Current professional resume or CV.

7.Statement of Purpose that is one page each in length, double spaced:

  • Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MS from Clarkson University to help you achieve these goals and why now?
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

The Clarkson University Master of Science in Engineering Management program is a 30 credit hour program that is designed to be completed in less than two years. The cost of the program for the 2013 cohort was $39,720. While the duration of the program is 24 months, the academic calendar is spread over three years to maximize tuition reimbursement benefits.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Potsdam, New York
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Duration 2 years
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