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Earn credits toward a Clark master’s degree while you strengthen your academic English, hone professional skills needed in a global marketplace, and explore the culture of the United States.

As a student in the Clark University Graduate Pathway Program, you will be part of a community where your individual insights are valued within a small, customized setting. You will gain key knowledge in your area of study at a highly ranked university; Clark University is number 7 on Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s best small universities, and number 66 in U.S. News and World Report’s best national universities.

Why Study at Clark?

  • Immerse yourself in our authentic, diverse community as you perfect your English.
  • Learn from supportive and dedicated faculty in both your content and English classes.
  • Gain experience, including in cross-cultural communication, through practice-based instruction.
  • Practice your new English language skills while you build your résumé and career portfolio.
  • Participate in unique excursions designed to develop your understanding of United States culture.

Mastering English through personal connections

Sarah Lopolito has been mentoring international students for more than 20 years in a variety of roles at large public schools, small private universities, and nonprofit organizations. A thought leader in her field, Sarah believes that  focused and personalized instruction creates an enriching experience.

The best thing about my job is talking with students from around the world to help them succeed. I get more out of these interactions than the students!

The Essentials

Program Overview

In Clark University’s Graduate Pathway Program, the content classes taken for credit are taught in tandem with the English classes. From day one, you will be exposed to engaging coursework in both your field of study and in English. You’ll acquire necessary knowledge through lessons in which grammar, vocabulary, critical-thinking skills, and culture are embedded, while you are supported by our dedicated faculty. Over the course of the program, you will become adept at using the English language to articulate your ideas, but more importantly, you will develop international networking and cross-cultural communication skills while you build  a solid foundation for academic and professional success.

  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Business Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Professional Seminar
  • Business Intelligence
  • Introduction to Investments
  • Statistics
  • Academic and Professional Writing
  • Culture of an American Classroom


You will be eligible to enroll in your graduate degree program after one semester and upon achieving:

  • B or better in your content courses
  • 75 average in coursework in your academic English classes

If you are unable to achieve these standards, you can enroll in a second semester of the Graduate Pathway Program.