Academics at Clark University

Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university with a distinguished academic and research pedigree. We are redefining higher education for the 21st century and breaking down boundaries between academia and society to link students' learning experiences to the profound changes taking place in the world today.


Our undergraduate students learn within our pioneering model for liberal education known as LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), which connects students’ robust liberal education with authentic world and workplace experiences, preparing them for lives and careers of consequence. Learn more about undergraduate academics at Clark.



Graduate education at Clark is both focused and comprehensive. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in their fields, and prepares scholars, researchers, practitioners, activists and change agents to think critically and creatively, act collaboratively and engage responsibly with their communities. Learn more about graduate academics at Clark.


Fall Semester
Aug. 29 to Dec. 21

Spring Semester
Jan. 17 to May 10

May 21, 2017


Number of interdisciplinary majors
Clark's ranking for Prestigious Faculty Awards
Rank of Clark's Doctoral Program in Geography

"Clark is small by design. Our size allows us to build a powerful scholarly community that connects faculty from across the campus with graduate and undergraduate students together pursuing significant and impactful projects with a shared passion.”

Davis Baird,  Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs