Graduate Learning

Excelsior College Professional Development Courses



We’ve teamed up with Excelsior College to offer educational and professional development opportunities to our employees and their spouses or domestic partners. Excelsior is an accredited leader in distance education, with a longstanding tradition of serving adult learners in the military, veterans and business/industry. Each year, military service members and veterans who enroll are awarded more than 50,000 credits for their military training toward a degree.

Check out the Excelsior site for information on the partnership, available courses, degrees and more, or click here for a PowerPoint presentation. You can provide your unofficial military and/or college transcripts for a pre-evaluation review toward an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree by emailing your information to or calling Excelsior at 844-843-9299. Or, you can reach out to National Grid’s Lissette Lugo (516-545-2257).

Syracuse University (SU) Certificate Program

We are pleased to offer you, our energy management employees, an opportunity to do your job even better … think more strategically, analyze data to make better decisions, lead high performance groups more effectively and more. We’re offering these tools through an interdisciplinary certificate program through Syracuse University. The program offers a wide range of courses – bringing together the expertise of faculty from various schools within the university to help you reach your full potential.

Interested? Click here for more information on this cutting-edge program. NOTE: New visitors will be prompted to ‘Request Access’ to visit this SharePoint site.

Union College/Clarkson University Graduate Courses




Union Graduate College has merged with Clarkson University to provide a unique online graduate certificate program that can enhance your understanding of the business side of energy production and delivery. The four-course Business of Energy certificate combines contemporary energy issues and related business principles to produce leaders well-versed in the energy marketplace. Click here for more information and course descriptions.

For those of you considering a Master’s degree program, the opportunities and course selection are growing. For more information about these opportunities, click here. Contacts for this program include Clarkson’s Alan Holmes (518-631-9882) and Dean Robert Kozik (518-631-9881) as well as Laurie Poltynski (518-583-5252) from National Grid.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Graduate Certificate or Master’s Degree

For more than 15 years, we’ve been working with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to make a wide range of graduate courses readily available to you in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Construction Management. Students can take six courses online to receive a Graduate Certificate in Power Systems Management, then choose to take additional classes to receive a Master’s degree from WPI.

For more information on WPI’s graduate certificates and degrees, click hereNOTE: New visitors will be prompted to ‘Request Access’ to visit this SharePoint site.