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A Clark graduate degree can cost less than you think.

Clark University graduate programs award generous merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate academic potential, professional leadership, and commitment to Clark community values.

Both U.S. and International students are eligible for scholarship awards.

Merit-based scholarship awards are assessed during the application review process and no additional application is required. Scholarship awards may vary by department and program.

Candidates seeking scholarships are encouraged to apply early, during priority application periods listed here.

Clark University only considers students for scholarships before the start of their program. Scholarship awards cannot be reconsidered or adjusted after a student has begun their degree program.

More than 90% of Clark graduate students, both U.S. and international, receive scholarships.


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If you would like to view your program cost, please input your degree type (Master’s degree, PHD, etc) and program of interest below.  Please note the following costs reflect the current calendar year and are subject to change.

*STEM-Designated Degree

International Student Fee: $375

This one-time fee is assessed to all international students the first time at matriculation. It may be assessed to both graduate and undergraduate students. This fee supports the student visa processing program from enrollment through to the end of their academic program.

Graduate Orientation Fee: $125

This one-time fee is assessed when a student enrolls and matriculates in a graduate program.  The fee supports new student welcome, orientation and other onboarding events and programs associated at both the department and university level. The fee is assessed to all graduate students including Ph.D., MAT, MPA, MS/MA, MFA programs.  The fee is also assessed to students participating in the 5th year master’s program.

Student Council Fees

School of Arts and Sciences: $20 per full-time semester
School of Business: $45 per full-time semester
School of Business: $20 per full-time semester
Department of Sustainability and Social Justice: $20 per full-time semester

Student council fees are assessed to all full-time, campus-based students. Fully online students are not assessed this fee.  The funds support graduate student council activities at the school or department level.  The elected student officers of each council determine the use of these funds.  Funds are typically used to support student life activities, travel grants (e.g. academic conferences) and other council-sponsored academic programming.

STEM Program Technology Fee:  $350 per full-time semester

This fee is assessed each full-time semester to students in certain STEM designated programs.  These programs are supported by a higher level of technology (both software and hardware) and this fee aids in defraying the added costs associated with those services.  The affected programs include:  MSGIS, MSCS, MSDA, MSIT, MSBA, MSAA, MSMKA, MSF.

Full-Time Student Services Fee: $500 per full-time semester

This fee is assessed each full-time semester to students in School of Business, School of Professional Studies, and Dept. of Sustainability and Social Justice. The fee supports career development, career counseling, professional and networking engagement opportunities, and community engagement and development programming in these respective degree programs.

  • Any Full-Time student matriculated Spring 2024 or prior who were already charged the one-time fee will not be charged again
  • Students taking fewer than 3 units will not be charged

Scholarship Opportunities for Graduate Students

  • Returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs): The School of Business and the Department of Sustainability and Social Justice offer the Coverdell Fellowship for RPCVs.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Scholarships: The School of Business is proud to offer 50% tuition scholarships to BGS members.
  • National Service Scholarships: Clark partners with AmeriCorps and City Year and provide 50% tuition fellowships to returned service volunteers accepted to SSJ and School of Business graduate programs.
  • Members of Worcester and Metro West Chambers of Commerce: The School of Business, Department of Sustainability and Social Justice, and School of Professional Studies offer 25% tuition scholarships to employees of member companies and their families.
  • Clark Alumni Scholarships: Clark undergraduate and graduate alumni admitted to a graduate degree program receive 50% tuition scholarships for School of Business and SSJ on-campus programs and 30% tuition scholarships for School of Professional Studies programs.

**The Dean’s Scholarship application for the Fall 2024 semester has reached its conclusion. However, it will resume accepting applications for the Spring 2025 semester in late August.

Dean's Scholarship Program for Graduate Study

The Dean’s Scholarship Program (DSP) is an additional scholarship opportunity for admitted full-time masters-level graduate students for the Fall and Spring terms. 

Eligible degree programs:

  • MA in Community Development and Planning
  • MA in International Development
  • MS in Environmental Science and Policy
  • MS in Sustainable Food Systems
  • Master of Business Administration
  • MBA/MS in Accounting
  • MBA/MS in Finance
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Accounting Analytics
  • MS in Business Analytics
  • MS in Finance
  • MS in Management
  • MS in Marketing
  • MS in Marketing Analytics
  • MS in Communication
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Data Analytics
  • MS in Information Technology
  • MS in Project Management
  • MS in Sports and Esports Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media

You must have an acceptance decision before the Dean’s Scholarship Program application closes. Please refer to the “How to Apply to the Dean’s Scholarship Program” information below for further details. 

Students who applied to Clark through an external partnership program are not eligible to apply for increased funding through the Dean’s Scholarship Program. 

To be considered for the Dean’s Scholarship Program (DSP), you must do the following: 

1. Receive an Acceptance Decision from Clark University 

  • Apply by the priority deadline to guarantee an application decision in time to participate in this scholarship opportunity.

2. Attend at least one Scholarship Summit event hosted by the Clark Graduate Admissions Office  

  • We will host multiple Scholarship Summit  throughout the application period, and you will be required to attend at least one. You can register for these events as they become available in your application status portal. 
  • We will share information about the DSP, how to complete your DSP application, and learn more about current Dean scholars at this event.  

3. Submit your DSP application 

  • You will receive access to this application only if you attend a Summit event. You do not need to have an enrollment deposit submitted in order to apply for the Scholarship. You will be required to deposit if awarded the scholarship within a specified timeframe.  

Strong Dean’s Scholarship Program (DSP) applicants may be qualified for a Director’s Scholarship if they are not selected for the Dean’s Scholarship. For submission details, review the above steps.  

If you have additional questions about your eligibility or the program, please email us at 

Additional Financing Options

You may be eligible to apply for federal or private loans. Contact the Office of Financial Assistance.

A very limited number of salaried teaching, research, and/or graduate assistantships are available each semester. Enrolled students may apply for these positions at the start of their studies.

The Clark Office of Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships helps connect the Clark community with national fellowship and scholarship opportunities and provides application assistance to interested students.

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    Worcester, MA 01610

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