Clark University- School of Management (SOM)

Why you should consider this program

Join our globally ranked and accredited university. Clark’s School of Management (SOM) is among the elite 5% of business schools worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation and has been named a Princeton Review “best Business School”.

Fundamental to SOM is the belief that social innovation is everyone’s business. We are committed to equipping leaders for a lifetime of success founded on the principles of social responsibility, sustainability, and ethical business practice. With such concerns prioritized increasingly in boardrooms across industries, we are confident our program aligns exceptionally well with what businesses are looking for in managers today.

Through classroom and experiential learning, you will learn by doing and benefit from a broad range of perspectives and acquire leadership qualities that are in demand. You will translate your academic insights into real-world practice through student projects and internships that build confidence as well as your resume. All students have access to a full program of professional development and networking opportunities through our school.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 57,267 $ 27,591 $ 29,676
Out of state $ 57,267 $ 27,591 $ 29,676
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

50% tuition waiver + $100 application fee waiver.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Other benefits or opportunities


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 15,000

Application fee waived?



Coverdell Fellows are required to complete an internship (150 hours) supporting an underserved American community. Although Fellows are responsible for securing their internship, current Fellows and SOM’s Stevenish Career Management Center can help locate opportunities. Internships related to the Fellow’s field of study may receive academic credit toward degree requirements. The internship requirement can be fulfilled in one semester or throughout a Fellow’s time at Clark.

Jobs for program alumni

  • Sustainability Specialist (consulting firm)
  • Energy Services Advisor (consulting firm)
  • Data Analyst (consulting firm)
  • Research Associate (consulting firm)
  • Climate and Environmental Planning Fellow (state government agency)

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

  • Online application form
  • Official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for application review)
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Description of Service (if service is complete) or letter from Country Director (if currently serving)
  • GMAT or GRE scores (optional, except for MBA where GMAT is required)

Admissions process

While filling out the online application, select "Yes" from the drop-down menu when asked, "Will you be receiving any outside (non-Clark) sources of assistance, including financial assistance from your employer". Under the "Please Specify" box, select "Coverdell Fellowship". This will qualify you for the application fee waiver. A description of service from the Peace Corps is required to validate participation and be eligible for the Coverdell Fellowship.

Program begins

Late August and mid-January

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Andrea Aiello, Associate Dean, Academic & Student Services

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610