M.A. in Community Development and Planning

Cost Per Course


Program Cost

Based on 12 courses


Merit Award for this Program

Average aid awarded each year


Estimated Costs

One-Time Fees

  • Enrollment Fee: $100
  • International Student Service Fee: $200
  • Student Service Fee: $300

Annual Fees

  • Graduate School Activity Fee: $40
  • IDCE Activity Fee: $50

Optional Expense

  • Personal: $1,000
  • Books and supplies: $1,000
  • Health Insurance: $1,647
  • Housing and Meals: $10,000


Clark University offers merit-based scholarships to qualified U.S. and international students with excellent academic qualifications and who have demonstrated leadership in their work experience. These scholarships can vary by department and programs. Merit-based scholarships are assessed during the application review process and no additional application is required.

Scholarships by Program

International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) offers scholarships that range from 40 to 100 percent. IDCE scholars make up an important part of the IDCE community; they search for thoughtful, realistic and innovative approaches to international development while advancing social change, building community, and promoting environmental sustainability. IDCE also offers program specific merit-based fellowships.


Clark offers a limited number of salaried teaching, research, and/or graduate assistantships (TAs, RAs, and GAs) each semester. These are announced to current students by email during the first week of classes each semester. To apply for these positions, email the appropriate office with a résumé and cover letter detailing your relevant experience.

It is not possible to apply in advance for any TA, RA, or GA position. You must wait until you have arrived on campus, as TAs, RAs, and GAs must be available to work a set number of hours.


Clark University offers a number of scholarships for applicants from external programs, as well as corporate and industry partnerships.

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Student Loans

Federal and private student loan programs are available to graduate students. You may apply for loans if you are a degree-seeking graduate student enrolled at least half time and you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Loans must be repaid, usually after graduation, so you should not borrow more than you need or are able to repay.

Payment Plans

The best way to limit debt is to consider the interest-free monthly payment option that is offered through Tuition Management Systems (TMS), with which Clark has an agreement. For more information, please call TMS at 888-216-4258 or visit at https://clarku.afford.com/.