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Accelerated B.A./Master’s Programs

Clark University’s ADP program puts an advanced degree within reach.

The Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) provides an opportunity for qualified Clark undergraduates to earn a pathway to a master’s degree – with one year of additional study and available tuition scholarships.

With the ADP program, Clark undergraduates are eligible to:

  • Receive 100% tuition scholarship for the fifth year
  • Accelerate time to degree for graduate credential
  • Position yourself for career advancement
  • Engage with graduate students and network with working professionals in their industry of interest


The ADP scholarship program has general eligibility requirements including a minimum GPA. Individual graduate degree programs may have prerequisites that must be met. Review additional information on the Eligibility and Requirements page.


Candidates must apply by April 15 of their junior year, or November 1 if the second semester of their junior year is in the fall semester.

Gap Year Availability for Professional Track

Interested in pursuing a year of professional experience before completing your graduate studies? For these students, the ADP professional track offers a Gap Year option. Learn more about the ADP Gap Year option for School of Management, School of Professional Studies and the Department of Sustainability and Social Justice programs and eligibility requirements here.

Eligible Programs

Follow the links below to see individual program descriptions, additional eligibility requirements, and the faculty member to contact for more information.

Note: Most programs offer full tuition ADP scholarships for qualifying students.

Current Clark Undergraduate Students: Connect with your academic advisor to confirm eligibility and program-specific admission requirements or contact the department representative.

Ted Randich standing on ledge

After hiking the Appalachian Trail, Ted Randich made an important decision.

He enrolled in Clark’s Accelerated B.A./Master’s Degree Program in Community Development and Planning, receiving a fifth-year scholarship. Randich’s experiences on the trail reaffirmed his interest in land conservation. Now he’s working as a Planner with the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

ADP made the decision pretty easy. I’d be paying tens of thousands of dollars somewhere else for the same degree.