The IDCE Mission

IDCE is a community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic well-being. We focus on major forces of social change: grass roots initiatives, social movements, government policy, market approaches, entrepreneurship, technological innovation, individual action, and education.

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IDCE Programs of Study


Graduate Programs

IDCE offers four distinct, yet interlinked Master's degrees:

Dual Degree Programs

IDCE offers two dual-degree programs in partnership with Graduate School of Management:

Undergraduate Programs:

IDCE offers two transdisciplinary undergraduate programs:


International Development and Social Change


Environmental Science & Policy


Community Development and Planning


Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment


Environmental Science and Policy / Master of Business Administration


Community Development and Planning / Master of Business Administration


International Development


Environmental Science and Policy


GIS Week November 18th-November 22nd
Join the GISDE department for their annual GIS Week this Monday, November 18th through November 22nd! Please see the schedule below: Monday, November...
GISDE ’14 Students Anne Clark Baker and Ryan Taylor Williams Research for NASA
Anne Clark Baker (GISDE ‘14) received a B.A. in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and Master in Landscape Architecture from the...
Dual Degree Student Sam Bryson-Brockmann on the Clark Community Thrift Store and Youth Programming
Dual degree (CDP/MBA) 2nd year student Sam Bryson-Brockmann can be found managing a youth internship program at the Clark Community Thrift Store,...
Q&A with Sue Czepiel, Director of Career Development and External Relations
Sue Czepiel is the newest member of the International Development, Community and Environment department at Clark. Sue joins IDCE as the Director of...
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About IDCE

William Fisher, Ph.D.

Welcome to the IDCE department at Clark University. Our mission is to prepare individuals to address the greatest challenges of the 21st Century: environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic well-being.


IDCE masters degrees offer opportunities for present or future development professionals to move from entry-level positions to career-track opportunities.

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IDCE Faculty

William Fisher, Ph.D.

Our diverse and international IDCE faculty are leaders in the fields of social change, international and community development, environment, planning, and GIS.


William Fisher, Ph.D.

Our student body is diverse and represents a range of backgrounds, skills, cultures, and interests. Our alumni are using the skills they gained at IDCE to promote sustainable development and community-based initiatives around the world.