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Clarkson University Environmental Science & Engineering Ranks Highly in U.S. News Best Graduate Schools

Clarkson University is again featured in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition book in April.

Clarkson’s graduate program in environmental science & engineering was ranked #38 in the nation. The interdisciplinary program is administered by Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

Of the 437 master’s programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and included in the magazine’s annual survey, Clarkson’s School of Business came in at #101.

The Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering receiving a ranking of #112 overall. Other rankings included civil engineering at #58, chemical engineering at #58, electrical engineering at #120, and mechanical engineering at #84.

Clarkson’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program was ranked at #115.

Clarkson plans to offer a new Master of Physician Assistant Studies graduate program, with the first class entering in January 2012. Prerequisites and details about the program are available at .

Graduate education at Clarkson University provides a high degree of collaboration within its rigorous research and learning opportunities. The School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment provide programs of study leading to the master of business administration, master of engineering, master of science, doctor of physical therapy and doctor of philosophy degrees.

The 2012 Best Graduate Schools includes essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 programs nationwide with rankings in five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines (business, law, education, engineering, and medicine).

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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