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International Development and Social Change, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #531 (QS) , MA,
This program gives you tools to promote equitable development and sustain environmental resources through critical thought, local planning and action. As an international development and social change (IDSC) major, you learn ways to grapple with the social, political, economic and cultural dynamics shaping and transforming our world.

About

  • Clark is one of the few U.S. colleges and universities that offer such a major.
  • Study sustainable development through international collaborations.
  • Learn within the context of our renowned Department of International Development, Community and Environment IDCE).
  • Enjoy extracurricular activities and academics associated with our four IDCE graduate programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biodiversity
  • International Economics: Trade and Finance
  • Intro to Economic Development
  • Introduction to Environmental Information Science
  • Miracles of Asia: Economic Growth in Global Contexts
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Living in the Material World: The Political Geography of Resource Development
  • Political Economy of Development
  •  Global and Local Environmental Justice
  • Feminism, Nature and Culture
  • GIS & Land Change Models
  • Urban Ecology: Cities as Ecosystems
  •  Advanced Remote Sensing

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • First-year Common Application
  • Secondary school report: Your guidance counselor will submit the secondary school report along with an official high school transcript, which will give us a picture of your academic career.
  • Teacher evaluation form: This must be from a teacher in a traditional academic area such as mathematics, science, foreign language, English, social science or academic elective.
  • SAT/ACT scores, if you choose to submit (Clark is a test-optional school). 
  • Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website or a fee waiver

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    44050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.

Funding

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