Clark University

Clark is utterly focused on (some might say obsessed with) putting knowledge into action. It’s how we solidify what we learn and make a difference in the lives of others every day. See for yourself how instructive, impactful, and exhilarating this process can be.

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Social Sciences (2)
Medicine & Health (1)



For more than 130 years, Clark University has thrived at the nexus of world-class teaching, boundary-pushing discovery, and creative invention. The father of rocket science. The founder of the American Psychological Association. A co-inventor of the birth control pill. Members of our community have always challenged convention and found ways to change our world for the better.


Clark University’s mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort.


As a research university, Clark University has a responsibility to seek fundamental truths and develop solutions to society’s most pressing problems. The impact of our work can be felt from the streets of Worcester to the savannas of Africa and the Arctic tundra.


Career development is more than just landing your first job after college. It’s about exploring your interests and options to make a great career choice. It’s about building your skills, credentials, and professional network for a lifetime of career growth and fulfillment. It’s about understanding the ever-changing labor market and how to navigate it. Ultimately, it’s about knowing how to be the author of your own life story.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
501 -100
401 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
601 -20
581 -50
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

Clark University is proud of the diverse perspectives that our international students bring to the campus community. 

ISSO’s mission is to provide these students with advising on immigration, cultural adjustment and life in the United States. 

Library services

  • Goddard's collection of more than 375,000 volumes
  • 275,000 monographs
  • subscriptions to 1,500 periodicals
  • full Internet access
  • nearly 50 subject-specific databases and a public online catalog available 24-hours a day

Medical services

Contracted through UMass Memorial Medical Group, Clark’s Health Services provides acute illness care, gynecological and contraceptive services, health counseling and education. Staff includes registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and part-time physicians.

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • This program offers members of the Clark University community the opportunity to participate in non-Varsity intercollegiate athletic competition and formalized group instruction. 
  • Club Sports are recognized student organizations that establish their own leadership, structure, membership requirements, competition schedules, dues, and fundraising events. The clubs provide social, competitive, instructional, and safe environments based on the common interests of the participating members.

Student clubs

In addition to the broader organizations open to all graduate students at Clark, IDCE offers several different groups in which students can participate to add to the community or pursue their own interests.

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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