Clarkson/Corporate Partners Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electric Power

A cohort based, distance program

A Partnership to Shape our Future

Corporate Partners and Clarkson are forming a partnership to provide a 2.5 year, cohort based program of study in electric power engineering that will lead to a Clarkson Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree (MS-EE). The program consists of 30 total graduate credits, including 6 required courses, 3 elective courses in electrical engineering or related areas, 2 credits of seminar in power related areas, and a 1 credit hour project. Cohort students will also meet the requirements of Clarkson’s Advanced Certificate in Power Systems Engineering at the completion of the full MS-EE degree program.

Course Delivery

The initial required course sequence will be presented in 6 consecutive quarter terms (10 week segments), with one course per term for the first 18 months. The elective courses portion will be given over a 12 month period following the required course sequence. The academic calendar for quarter terms is available here.

The courses will be presented in an asynchronous mode (where you view that week’s lecture on your own schedule), with lectures available for viewing over a web interface. The course instructor will be available to students, through a variety of technologies suitable for the course content. Several of the courses and the seminar may include occasional live-online meetings scheduled on a Saturday.


Detailed course descriptions available here.

Application Procedure

The Director of the Power Engineering Cohorts Program will provide you with a link and a passcode when it is time to apply. You will need to submit a copy of your latest resume and unofficial transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Applicants are expected to have suitable preparation to handle graduate level power engineering courses from their undergraduate education and/or work experience. The GRE is waived for students with an engineering degree from an ABET accredited university. Clarkson will also require two to three letters of reference from a faculty member or professional reference. Admission is subject to meeting Clarkson’s admission standards. (Note that official transcripts are required to be directly sent to the Registrar before students can be admitted to Clarkson.)