2022-2023 Academic Catalog
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
Founded in 1887 as one of 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, emphasis on effective practice, and engaged scholarship, 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 second largest city in 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, or with reduced tuition, for qualified students depending on the program. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. Clark’s curriculum is structured around the concept of Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP), which integrates academic work with relevant opportunities to translate knowledge into practice, ensuring that what students learn in the classroom is connected to their experiences in the wider world. LEEP is structured to help students develop the skills needed for a remarkable career-and a purposeful life.
Clark’s focused areas of research excellence are backed by strong doctoral, and master’s degree programs as well as graduate certificate programs - in the arts and sciences, our School of Management (SOM), the Department of International Development, Community and Environment, the School of Professional Studies (SPS), and the Becker School of Design & Technology (BSDT) - that engage graduate students from around the world. Our academic programs, research centers, and institutes, along with our emphasis on engaged scholarship generate findings and insights that directly benefit the communities Clark serves. Clark students graduate with the capacity to lead effectively, manage responsibly, advance knowledge, and make significant contributions to their workplaces, communities, and the world.
The American Language and Culture Institute offers intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) and academic pathway programs for students who want to improve their English-language skills.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark and informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. All members of the Clark community share in the responsibility for shaping an environment that values difference and promotes fairness and belonging by exhibiting integrity and respect when we interact with one another.
We invite you to visit the Clark University website to learn more.
It is the policy of Clark University that each individual regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age as defined by law, disability, or veteran status, shall have equal opportunity in education, employment, or services of Clark University.
Provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Clark University. The University reserves the right to make changes in its course offerings, mode of course delivery, degree requirements, policies, regulations and procedures, and fees and expenses as educational, health and safety, and financial considerations require.