General Admission Requirements

Admission to Clarkson University graduate programs is based upon evidence of intellectual achievement, motivation, and aptitude. All students must have, or be a candidate for, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college before applying for graduate admission status. A grade average of “B” (3.0 cumulative index) or better in undergraduate work is expected for admission. Students with advanced degrees or substantial graduate work will also be judged on the record of previous graduate accomplishments.

We encourage students with a broad range of backgrounds and lifestyles to apply.

Important Note to International Applicants: International students must be consistent in the manner in which they present their name on official documents.  Be sure to show your name on the application in the same manner that you want it to be shown on your passport, immigration documents, transcripts and all other official documents.  Family (surname) and first name are the only names listed on the I-20.  There should be a clear understanding as to what are your given/first name, middle name, and family/surname.

Complete your Application
A complete application file consists of the following items:

  1. Application Form
  2. Resume and Statement of Purpose
  3. Letters of Recommendation – 3 letters required
  4. Official Transcripts
  5. Test Scores – GRE and TOFEL/IELTS (if applicable)
  6. Supplemental information may be submitted if desired: this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.


Follow Up

Once submitted you will receive email communication from the graduate coordinator regarding the status of your application.  Your application will be reviewed when it is complete.  A complete application file includes all the items listed above – no review of your file will take place until all required documents have been received.

All applications are considered for all available forms of financial aid.  There is no separate application for financial aid consideration.  Awards will be granted based on merit.