How to Apply
Apply for Doctoral Admission
As a doctorate-level student, you may complete either the online or paper application. If you are an international student, please complete a paper application.
Step 1: Complete the online graduate application.
Clarkson College and its educational offerings are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our graduates are allowed to sit for national licensure board examinations. Because state licensure requirements vary by state, Clarkson College is unable to ascertain licensure requirements in every state. It is up to the individual student to be aware of and abide by licensure requirements in the states in which the student chooses to obtain licensure and employment.
Clarkson College is currently authorized to offer online education in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. In addition, Clarkson College is able to offer limited online programs in Massachusetts. If you reside in a state offering limited online programs and wish to apply, please contact us at 800.647.5500 prior to completing the application process.
While the College has aimed to offer online education in various other states throughout the nation, specific state requirements have made it cost-prohibitive or unreasonable at this time. We are optimistic about expanding our reach in the future, as state authorization is a fluid situation that is subject to change.Licensure Contact Information
Step 2: Submit your $35 application fee. You may make a secure payment online or call in a credit or debit card payment to 402.552.3100 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. If paying by check or money order, mail your payment to the Clarkson College Admissions office located at 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131.
Step 3: Submit the additional required admissions materials by mail, e-mail or fax. When appropriate, your essay and resume may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that your name is clearly visible on all documents.
Each student must meet one of the following:
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, and a minimum of 250 total score computer-based is required.
- Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school.
- U.S. General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with an English score of 500 or equivalent.
- Bachelor's or higher-level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.
Request official graduate level academic transcripts from each institution where courses were taken. Transcripts must be sent directly from each institution to Clarkson College.
Submit a scholarly essay summarizing your motivation for entering our doctoral degree program. Your essay must be typed and limited to three pages. Address the following:
- Statement of your personal and professional goals after graduation.
- Role of graduate education in achieving your goals.
- Personal and professional strengths.
- Professional areas identified as needing development.
- Personal perceptions of graduate education.
Request three professional or faculty recommendations using the Graduate Professional Reference forms.
Submit your resume or curriculum vita.
Submit a sample of a master's degree level scholarly paper (thesis, project or paper).
Step 1: Download and complete the graduate application.
Step 2: Submit your $35 application fee. Send your completed application and a check or money order to the Admissions office located at 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131.
Step 3: Submit your required admissions materials by mail, e-mail or fax. When appropriate, your essay and resume may be e-mailed to email@example.com. Make sure that your name is clearly visible on all documents.