Tufts University

The Fletcher School

Professional Graduate Program in International Affairs


200 Boston Avenue, Suite 2400

Medford, MA 02155

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Fletcher School offers five degree programs: - MALD: The largest degree program is the two-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, the School’s keystone international affairs degree. By connecting theory and practice, the MALD program trains broadly knowledgeable leaders to develop a thorough grounding in the latest political, economic, business, and legal thinking. - MIB: The Master of International Business is a unique hybrid of a business degree and an international affairs degree. This two-year interdisciplinary program allows students to gain a foundation of business skills as well as the international knowledge necessary for working in a global business environment. The integrated MIB curriculum ensures that students not only understand how companies operate, but also the complex context in which they operate. -MA: Fletcher's Master of Arts degree is a one-year program for mid-career professionals on sabbatical or leave of absence from government ministries, private international organizations and other institutions. The MA allows mid-career individuals to gain new skills and knowledge while immersed in a diverse environment where the latest political, business and legal thinking is pursued. -LLM: The Master of Laws in International Law is a one-year, full-time academic degree for legal professionals who wish to obtain specialized education in a particular area of international law. Fletcher’s LL.M. is intended to provide a broader contextual understanding—not only of the law but also of the disparate societies and inter-societal milieu in which it is made, interpreted, and applied. -PhD: Fletcher PhD students’ research ranges from climate change to post-conflict societies to nuclear proliferation. Their research shares an interdisciplinary approach and a focus on real-world situations. Admission requires prior completion of a master’s degree in a field relevant to international relations and the proposed PhD studies.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

Regardless of degree program, International Students whose first language is not English and who have completed their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum TOEFL scores are 100 (iBT) or 600 (PBT). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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