International Applicants

At Clark, we’re thrilled to receive interest and applications from students around the world. We also understand that the admissions process for international students can seem complicated. Here you can find information for international students interested in applying to our graduate programs. You may apply to more than one program as long as you complete separate applications for each.

Once you decide to apply to one of our graduate programs, take a moment to review the requirements for the particular degree you plan to pursue.

Ready to apply?

  • Application fee (nonrefundable): $75; $100 for M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Finance applicants
  • Personal statement (refer to additional program requirements for details)
  • Résumé
  • Letters of recommendation (refer to additional program requirements for details)
  • Test scores (optional for many programs; refer to additional program requirements for details)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (Clark’s code is 5969)
  • Transcripts*

* Unofficial transcripts can be provided for the application review. Official final transcripts, including confirmation of earned degree, are required prior to enrollment and should be mailed directly from the institution to Clark University Graduate Admissions.

Any questions? If you have questions or concerns about your application, at any point, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for assistance. We will be in touch with you throughout the application process with updates.

Application Portal

Additional Documentation

Official Transcripts

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 its English translation will not be considered with your application. If you submit an official final transcript, please make sure to include confirmation of earned degree.

Financial Documents

Please do not send financial documents as part of your application for admission. Financial documents will be needed after you receive an offer of admission and choose to enroll at Clark University.

Required Documents for Accepted Students

After you accept the offer of admission and pay the nonrefundable deposit, upload the following to your online account:

  • International Student Information Form (located in the application portal)
  • A copy of your passport identification page
  • Bank statement (no more than 6 months old*)
  • If the bank statement is not in your name, you must send a Signed Affidavit of Support form

*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 you can apply for a student visa. The appropriate form will be sent to you with detailed steps on the visa application process.  Here is a brief overview:

  • Read the I-20 or DS-2019 to make sure all of the information is accurate
  • Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to learn the proper visa application procedures
  • Pay the $200 SEVIS fee, online, to the U.S. government
  • Schedule a visa interview online (DS-160)
  • Review information on photo requirements for a student visa
  • Bring the following to your visa interview:
    • SEVIS fee payment receipt
    • Admission letter from Clark University
    • Financial documents that prove you have funding listed on I-20 or DS-2019
    • Documents that show your intention to return home after the completion of your studies

Do you want to take a single course?

Students not yet enrolled in a degree program may take up to two courses before applying to a program. Any course with the MSPC, MSIT, and MPA designation is open for registration. Please refer to the course listing and schedules for classes open for the semester’s registration. Graduate School of Management and International Development, Community, and Environment also offer courses to students not yet enrolled in a degree program (see below). If you’re interested in a taking a course with a different designation, please contact our Graduate Admissions Office to learn what courses might be available. Note: I-20s can only be offered for full-time students.

Graduate School of Management Courses

  • ACCT 4100 - Foundations of Accounting
  • ACCT 4101 - Foundations of Financial Accounting
  • ECON 4004 - Management Economics
  • MGMT 4050 - Foundations of Effective Management
  • MGMT 4302 - Organizational Leadership
  • MGMT 4708 - Business Law I
  • MGMT 4709 - Business in Society
  • MGMT 4712 - International Transactions
  • MGMT 5201 - Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 5304 - Negotiating Difficult Transactions
  • MGMT 5404 - Corporate Intellectual Property
  • MGMT 5505 - Introduction to Greening the Organization
  • MGMT 5543 - Project Management
  • MGMT 5611 - Leading Change
  • MGMT 5615 - Corporate Social Responsibility
  • MIS 4500 - Management Information Systems

International Development, Community, and Environment Courses

  • IDCE 319 - Quantitative Methods & Statistics for Eval.
  • IDCE 30103 - Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics 
  • IDCE 30107 - Development, Urban Refugees & Forced Migration 
  • IDCE 30103 - Networks & Analytics of Development

To start the process, please submit the graduate course registration form.

Registration Form