Founded in 1887 as the first all-graduate-studies institution in the country, Clark University today is a renowned liberal-arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. With our small size, capacity for interdisciplinary learning, and emphasis on effective practice, we cultivate an environment uniquely supportive of students’ interests and ambitions. Our urban location
and tradition of community partnerships
place Clark faculty and students in an ideal position to boldly exemplify the University’s motto, “Challenge Convention. Change Our World.” Students come to Clark with the passion to make a difference, and we honor that passion by engaging them intensely with the world in all its diversity and complexity, enabling them to become more globally aware, focused, and prepared to act.
Located in the heart of New England—Worcester, Massachusetts—Clark enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students.
Clark University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and an innovative, accelerated B.A./master’s degree program with the fifth year of study tuition-free. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines life-changing world and workplace experiences with a robust liberal arts curriculum. Through LEEP, Clark students confront complex problems, collaborate with faculty, learn directly from industry experts, and explore topics of global consequence.
Clark’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong Ph.D. and master’s degree programs that engage graduate students from around the world in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change – generating findings and insights that directly benefit the communities it serves.
College of Professional and Continuing Education
Clark’s College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE) provides adult learners with opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study. COPACE’s American Language and Culture Institute offers intensive ESL programs for students who want to improve their English-language skills.
We invite you to make use of the links at right to learn more about Clark University’s mission and history, academic programs and facilities, course offerings and distinguished faculty.