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Clark University offers a unique Pathway Program for students who have TOEFL scores between 75 and 84.

In this innovative program, international students take selected coursework — combining language, culture, and graduate study in their chosen majors — to develop the skills and competencies necessary for America’s rigorous higher education studies. The program not only prepares students to succeed in the classroom, but also in the global marketplace.

The program’s key objectives are:

  • Help students integrate smoothly and successfully into Clark University
  • Complete their master’s degree program at Clark University on time
  • Perform at the same level as our domestic students
  • Be prepared for the U.S. or global job market

The program mixes content courses with ongoing work to improve written and spoken English, along with intercultural knowledge and skills in the areas of presentation and workplace interactions.

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Graduate Pathway Program Location Options

Clark University offers a unique Pathway Program for students who have TOEFL scores between 75 and 84.

The program’s key objectives are:

  • Help students integrate smoothly and successfully into Clark University
  • Complete their master’s degree program at Clark University on time
  • Perform at the same level as our domestic students
  • Be prepared for the U.S. or global job market

The program mixes content courses with ongoing work to improve written and spoken English, along with intercultural knowledge and skills in the areas of presentation and workplace interactions.

Dates & Tuition

Spring 2021
Spring Orientation February 19, 2021
First day of classes February 22, 2021
Last day of classes May 28, 2021
Finals June 1-4, 2021

Tuition

$15,450 USD paid to Clark University

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Clark University offers a unique Pathway Program at East China Normal University with our partner, CIEE, in Shanghai, China to prepare students for their graduate degree at Clark.

Key information:

  • Visit ECNU’s Welcome Back page to review precautionary measures for the return to campus
  • Program curriculum will be the same as offered on Clark’s Worcester, Massachusetts campus and taught by Clark faculty
  • Opportunity to connect and interact with Clark faculty, staff and current students
  • Features pre-arrival orientation and orientation upon arrival to campus
  • Visit our blog The Global Review to learn about student experiences
  • Students who have been accepted to the GPP do not need to reapply for this program. Email gradadmissions@clarku.edu and tell them you would like to register for this program

Key Objectives:

  • Assist students in preparing for the rigorous expectations of Clark University, while studying in a familiar environment, East China Normal University
  • Complete their master’s degree program at Clark University on time
  • Provide high quality educational options to our international students
  • Continue building and nurturing relationships with our international community, specifically our students

The program mixes content courses with ongoing work to improve written and spoken English, along with intercultural knowledge and skills in the areas of presentation and workplace interactions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to program questions here.

Dates & Tuition

Fall 2020
Fall orientation TBD
First day of classes October 8th
Last day of classes January 8th
Spring 2021
Spring orientation February 23, 2021
Frist day of classes February 24, 2021
Last day of classes May 28, 2021
Finals June 1-4, 2021

Tuition

$12,000 USD paid to Clark University

Apply Now

Curriculum and admission requirements can be found on the GPP admissions page.

To apply to this program click HERE and choose Graduate Pathway Program (GPP) for your program of interest.

For any questions about this program, email Lauren Scott at lascott@clarku.edu.

Contact Information

ALCI Office

Mailing Address
  • Clark University American Language and Culture Institute
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477 USA
  • 1-508-793-7794
  • ALCI[at]clarku[dot]edu
Office Hours
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday