M.A. On Campus Online

International Development

12 months
60350 USD/year
60350 USD/year
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Distinguished by a transdisciplinary approach, the M.A. in International Development from Clark University brings together leading researchers, practitioners, and educators from a broad range of fields to develop collaborative responses to the most pressing issues facing humankind.


A distinguished master’s program in Clark University’s renowned International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department, the graduate degree in International Development focuses on critical analysis and hands-on practice, giving you the tools and confidence to put your skills to work in the field. 

At Clark University you will assess the real-world impact of grassroots initiatives, social movements, government policies, technological innovation, and education. And you will reach a deeper understanding of the major forces shaping societies.

Make a difference. Join our community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to driving productive solutions to issues of social justice, economic well-being, and sustainable development.

Why a Master’s in International Development at Clark University

  • Gain a competitive professional edge in a department ranked #15 in the world for development studies (QS World University Rankings).
  • Build deep knowledge through rigorous academics and authentic on-the-ground experiences.
  • Engage in one of 10 departmental concentrations, taking classes with students across IDCE’s degree programs, to tackle significant global challenges on projects that cross geographic and cultural boundaries. Learn to work across teams with diverse intellectual and personal backgrounds to become a change maker.
  • Work closely with professors who are influential scholar-practitioners with decades of field experience and extensive networks.
  • Solve problems collaboratively in disadvantaged communities located in rural areas, small towns, and major cities across the globe.


Your degree in ID will prepare you with sought-after technical skills and the broad contextual knowledge needed to succeed in a career that spans international development, policy, and sustainable development. 

By putting you in direct contact with organizations, communities, and social movements, your studies will take you from “knowing” to “doing,” and help you determine practical, lasting solutions to complex issues.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Nongovernment Organizations: Catalysts for Development
  • Strategies for Community Organizing
  • Displacement and Development in the Contemporary World
  • Trafficking: Globalization and Its Illicit Commodities
  • Applied Ecology
  • Utopian Visions, Urban Realities: Planning Cities for the 21st Century

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


10 alternative credits

Course units


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement (refer to additional information below for further details)
  • Letters of recommendation (refer to additional information below for further details)
  • Résumé
  • All academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60350 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    60350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60350 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Worcester

1100 - 1620 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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