Domestic students: April 1
International students: Nov. 1
Domestic students: Dec. 1
Fall enrollment: Aug. 1
Spring enrollment: Jan. 1
The Graduate School of Management seeks to enroll talented and motivated students who will add to the diversity and intellectual rigor of our dynamic and collaborative learning environment. We encourage applications from candidates for our Management Fellows Post-M.B.A. Certificate Program who have already earned an M.B.A..
The Admissions Committee evaluates all aspects of your application, including test scores, undergraduate academic record, professional experience, personal statement and letters of recommendation. We look for well-rounded applicants, with a commitment to contributing their opinions, experience and intellect to their program.
When your completed application is received, the Graduate Admissions Office will forward your application to the Admissions Committee. The time it takes to receive a decision will vary depending on the program to which you apply and when your application is submitted. Once a decision has been reached, you will be notified via email and your status in the application portal will be updated.
Create an account on our online application portal to complete your Clark Graduate School Application and upload any additional credentials as required.
Application fee: $75 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application.
Required personal statement: Please provide a statement in which you discuss your career goals, and plans for achieving these goals. Please also discuss any relevant educational, professional or other experiences that will contribute to your success in the program and in your career.
Letters of recommendation: Two recommendations are required. Recommendations should be provided from employers, supervisors, professors, instructors or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential (no friends or relatives please).
Test scores: Please have any required test scores sent to Clark University Graduate Admissions:
All transcripts that are submitted as part of your application must be translated into English prior to submission. Transcripts from international programs that do not include the original language and the English translation will not be considered for admission. If you submit an official final transcript, please make sure to include confirmation of earned degree.
We ask that all international applicants refrain from sending financial documents as part of their application for admission. Financial documents will be needed only after you have received an offer of admission and choose to enroll at Clark University.
After you accept the offer of admission and pay the non-refundable deposit, the following items are needed:
International Student Information Form
A copy of your passport
Bank statement that is no more than 6 months old*
Signed Affidavit of Support if the bank statement is not in your name and if you will not be using personal funds to finance your education*
Upload the documents listed above to your online application account.
*The bank statement and affidavit of support are needed for those who would like Clark University to issue an I-20 form (for students who want to obtain an F-1 student visa) or a DS-2019 (for students who want to obtain a J-1 visa)
Obtaining a student visa
After you upload the documents listed above, your information will be reviewed by Clark University’s International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). In most cases, the ISSO will issue an I-20 or DS-2019 form so that you can apply for a student visa. The I-20 form or DS-2019 form will be sent to you along with detailed steps on the visa application process. Here is a brief overview of the visa acquisition process:
Read the I-20 or DS-2019 to make sure all of the information is accurate.
Health insurance is required for all international students. Full-time U.S. students may waive the charge with proof of comparable coverage. Part-time U.S. students are not required to have health insurance. Learn more about health insurance.
Full-time graduate students are encouraged to live on campus if possible; thus, the chart above reflects the estimated cost of on-campus housing and living expenses (utilities, Internet service, cable service and laundry). Learn more about on-campus housing options. If you are a full-time graduate student, and you choose to live off campus, your housing costs will depend on the apartment and utilities you choose, whether you have roommates and whether you incur additional living expenses. You can search for off-campus housing by visiting this listings page.
Merit scholarships ranging from 25 to 100 percent of tuition are available to students.
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program: The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly Fellows/USA) provides returning Peace Corps volunteers with scholarships of 50 to 100 percent, as well as special internship opportunities. Fellows work with Clark’s Community Engagement and Volunteering Center to be placed in a volunteer position with a local organization serving our community. Fellows will serve a minimum of six hours of community service per week during the fall and spring semesters. Fellows also will be considered for paid assistantships.
National Society of Hispanic MBA (NSHMBA)/Clark University GSOM Scholarships: This scholarship ranges from 25 to 100 percent of tuition and is awarded annually to an incoming MBA student. Preference goes to students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.
Graduate assistants are offered the opportunity to work with faculty and staff on special projects, while earning a stipend that will help fund their education. Graduate assistantship positions are posted before the beginning of each semester; all GSOM students are invited to apply for these positions.
For more information about applying for student loans to cover all or part of your graduate education, visit the general Financial Assistance page.
The first step to enrolling in any graduate program is to submit the enrollment form. To submit the form, you’ll need to log in using the credentials established when you first started your application.
Step 2: Pay your deposit
Students admitted full-time to the Management Fellows Certificate Programmust submit a $500 non-refundable deposit ($250 for part-time students) to secure their enrollment and reserve their space in the incoming class. The deadline for this deposit will be included in your decision notification letter.
Please note that deposits paid online are processed quickly; frequently, delays occur with mailed payments. If you plan to mail your payment, please send it with enough time to arrive at our office before the deadline.
To pay online by electronic check (ACH) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express):
A U.S. bank account is required to pay by ACH; there is no service fee to pay by ACH. Please note a 2.75% service fee is charged for payment made by credit card.
Select the "make payment/deposit/cash card" link on the top menu bar.
Select "NEW ADMIT GSOM Deposit - Full time" or "NEW ADMIT GSOM Deposit - Part time" depending on your program.
Follow the remaining on-screen instructions to submit your payment.
Step 3: Decide where you will live (full-time students only)
Clark offers several kinds of on-campus housing for graduate students, so you can take advantage of all that university life has to offer. The estimated costs on the tuition and financial expenses tab are based on graduate students who choose to live on campus, which is encouraged. If you’re interested in on-campus housing, you’ll need to read the Graduate Student Housing page, which informs about instructions, rates, and necessary forms. All Clark graduate housing options include most additional living expenses, such as utilities, Internet and cable service and laundry. If you choose to live off campus, your housing costs will depend on which apartment you choose and whether you have roommates and other living expenses. You can search for off-campus housing by visiting this listings page.
Step 4: Complete required health forms (full-time students only)
Massachusetts state law requires all full-time students who enroll in one of the state's public or private colleges or universities to be immunized against diphtheria; tetanus; measles, mumps and rubella; hepatitis B and meningitis. To comply with state health requirements, you’ll need to provide documentation of your immunization history. The necessary forms can be found on the Health Services website. The deadline to submit immunization forms if you are enrolling for the fall semester is July 1 and if you are enrolling for the spring semester, the deadline is December 15.
Step 5: Submit your final transcript
If you were still working on your undergraduate degree when you applied to Clark, you’ll need to send us your final official transcripts and certificate of graduation, if applicable, that show you’ve been awarded an undergraduate degree to:
Graduate Admissions Office
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610
The deadline to submit final transcripts is August 1. Keep in mind that your admission to any program is contingent upon receipt of that transcript.