The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

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At The Fletcher School, for more than 80 years, we have tried to “know the world.” Our job is to prepare our graduates to be practitioners in every dimension of international relations: economics, finance, diplomatic history, politics, culture, security and many other disciplines. The challenges we face in this turbulent 21st century quite literally transcend borders – we must be ready to connect in every sense of the word.

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We seek to build partnerships between nations, government agencies and the public/private sector in order to be ready to shape international issues and events. Our extensive network of graduates today serves in every venue in the global milieu – heads of state and government, political leaders in power and opposition, judges, diplomats, senior military officers, corporate leaders at every level, international bankers, and development officials. The Fletcher School not only “knows the world,” but is part of shaping it through the global work of our graduates.

cxthOur curriculum represents deep connections and partnerships in the academic and international world. Our students can build their expertise with dual degrees at leading institutions of law, business, medicine, urban policy, nutrition, engineering and other disciplines around the world. With multiple degree programs from which to choose, our students can literally shape not only their academic preparation but also the fields into which they will ultimately matriculate. fhiò

We offer a superb faculty balanced between academic excellence and real world experience, as well as Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Master of International Business, Master of Laws in International Law and the powerful distance Global Master of Arts Program. Our one year Master of Arts program designed for mid-career or senior level professionals attracts extraordinary practitioners; and our highly regarded PhD program represents a top international relations degree known around the world.

If you hunger to “know the world,” come join us and help shape the international scene for the better in the years and decades to come. We are waiting for you … at The Fletcher School.

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Master of International Business (MIB)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Medford

The two-year Master of International Business (MIB) program is a unique hybrid degree that combines a flexible international affairs curriculum with core business courses. The MIB allows students to gain a firm grounding in business skills while building “contextual intelligence” about the forces that impact businesses today. [+]

The two-year Master of International Business (MIB) program is a unique hybrid degree that combines a flexible international affairs curriculum with core business courses. The MIB allows students to gain a firm grounding in business skills while building “contextual intelligence” about the forces that impact businesses today. Every day, the world is changing; new technologies, conflicts, laws, leaders. Business is not only affected by these changes, but is also essential to the solving problems and unlocking the opportunities they present. In such a world, the Master of International Business is more critical than ever. The MIB degree is uniquely positioned to develop your contextual intelligence by honing the ability to recognize the impact of politics, law, culture, and society on the world of business. Housed within the Institute for Business in the Global Context, the MIB combines concrete global business skills with a nuanced understanding of core international affairs areas including geopolitics, law, negotiations, and economics. Designed like a dual MBA-international affairs degree, the curriculum develops deep competency in international business practices and a nuanced understanding of the global business context. MIB Professional Opportunities One of the defining characteristics that Fletcher students share is the desire to create their own personalized career path. That can be both liberating and daunting, but Fletcher’s Office of Career Services and the Institute for Business in the Global Context offer support to assist in this journey. Students pursuing their MIB degree are interested in a variety of career paths. While many have an interest in a career with a management focus, the sectors and industries vary. Some MIB students would like a private sector career with an international focus. Interests range from political risk analysis to banking in the emerging markets to policy work in an energy company to corporate social responsibility. Many others would like to pursue careers with non-governmental organizations. Some of these students are interested in NGOs with business-related missions, such as microfinance or business development, while others would like to use their management skills in socially-oriented organizations. Still other students plan to work for the government or international organizations like the World Bank or the IMF. Contextual Intelligence The MIB program is characterized by students, faculty, and research fellows who delve into the hard questions of international business with relish. These are questions that are not easily answered by a single book, class, discipline, or school of thought. They herald a future where the world and the world of business are ever more interconnected, where decisions can't be made in a bubble, where real expertise demands deep contextual intelligence. This series of Ten Questions reflects the contextual intelligence we cultivate in our students in the MIB program. Click on a question below to read more about each topic and how we delve into this topic at Fletcher. Finance ClassThe MIB is a unique hybrid of a business degree and an international affairs degree. This two-year interdisciplinary program allows students to gain traditional 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. Core Curriculum All MIB students gain a foundation of skills through a series of required core classes in business, international affairs, and regional studies, offered both in English and in the native language of the region. Electives and Specializations Additionally, students pursue their individual interests through flexible elective classes and two fields of study, one an international business field and the other an international affairs field. Fletcher students may also cross-register at the graduate schools of Tufts and Harvard Universities or pursue a semester-long international exchange program. Graduation Requirements Complete the core curriculum. Complete two fields of study: one in business and one international affairs. Demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Submit and have approved by a member of the faculty a satisfactory Capstone Project. Complete the Professional Development Program (PDP). [-]

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Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP)

Online & Campus Combined Part time 35 weeks September 2017 USA Medford

Mid-career professionals who are unable to spend an academic year studying on campus may opt for our Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP), which is a twelve-month program combining three intensive two-week residency periods with extensive internet-mediated study. [+]

Mid-career professionals who are unable to spend an academic year studying on campus may opt for our Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP), which is a twelve-month program combining three intensive two-week residency periods with extensive internet-mediated study. One-Year International Affairs Master of Arts Degree 33 weeks of internet-mediated study. Combined residency and internet-mediated. A network of renowned faculty and dynamic international professionals. Innumerable opportunities to develop deep international expertise and leadership. The first and only program of its kind. GMAP is a combined residency and internet-mediated international affairs degree program for mid and senior level international professionals. With three 2-week residency sessions (two at Fletcher's campus and one at an international location) and 33 weeks of internet-mediated study, GMAP is the first and only hybrid program which allows accomplished individuals from around the world to earn a Master of Arts in International Relations without interrupting their careers or relocating. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides a 360-degree perspective of international affairs necessary to succeed as an international leader. Through an intuitive technology platform, students remain connected with faculty and classmates as they continue the learning that begins during the residency sessions. With 15 years of premiership in innovative international affairs education at the worlds first and oldest graduate school of law and diplomacy, we invite you to develop your 360 degree perspective with GMAP and the Fletcher network. Explore GMAP GMAP is the premier leadership training program for international executives and global leaders. GMAP provides students with a 360-degree approach to understanding international affairs: a rich interdisciplinary curriculum, team-based collaboration, and class composition designed to ensure a broad range of geographical and professional perspectives. GMAP is a one-year graduate degree program leading to a Master of Arts in International Relations. GMAP teaches students to explore the complex and nuanced intersections among the worlds of international business, international organizations and NGOs, and governments. Participants include a wide variety of international affairs professionals from all regions of the world with diverse interests and professional backgrounds. The program provides the signature Fletcher experience. The different calendar options and hybrid learning structure allow our students the flexibility to enroll in GMAP when it best fits their busy professional (and personal) life. Students have the option to start in July or January. The GMAP year is comprised of three terms, and each term includes a reading period, a 2-week residency session, and 11 weeks of Internet-mediated instruction. Two residencies are held at the Fletcher campus, and one residency is held at an international location outside of the United States. The GMAP hybrid learning structure of 3 residencies and 33 weeks of Internet-mediated instruction offers the ability to earn an executive graduate degree without career interruption or relocation. The Residency Experience Residencies. Intensive classroom experiences that provide the foundation for building teams. And friendships. Three residency sessions are the core of the GMAP year. Each GMAP course begins with face-to-face sessions with the faculty. In the classroom at The Fletcher School during the first residency, participants begin to understand the theories that will underpin the courses throughout the entire term. Students also engage with classmates and hear the many perspectives that will shape the discussions in the weeks to come. The second-or midyear- residency takes place in January at an international location where students attend lectures for the second and third term courses, as well as connect with Fletcher alumni and learn from local experts, politicians and thought-leaders. Past classes have met with the former Minister Mentor of Singapore, the former Prime Minister of Canada, the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, a Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the President of Estonia, a Minister of State from the United Arab Emirates, and a former President of Cyprus, along with many Foreign Ministers, Ambassadors and leaders in business and development. During these residencies, GMAP also holds Alumni Weekends for our alumni to meet and interact with the new class. So far, GMAP has visited the following cities for our international residencies: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Avila, Spain Berlin, Germany Brussels, Belgium Budapest, Hungary Buenos Aires, Argentina Hanoi, Vietnam Lisbon, Portugal Mexico City, Mexico Nicosia, Cyprus Ottawa, Canada San Jose, Costa Rica Singapore The Hague, The Netherlands Tallinn, Estonia After a year of study, the class returns to The Fletcher School to complete third term coursework and defend masters' theses before graduating and joining the network of GMAP alumni around the world. [-]

Master of Arts (MA)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Medford

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 program 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. [+]

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 program 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. Students generally use their degrees to enhance the practical application of knowledge in their existing job or career field. While at Fletcher, MA students take eight courses and write a thesis. Fletcher’s Master of Arts students are thoroughly integrated into the life of the school, attending classes with students in the MALD, MIB, LLM and Ph.D. programs and participating in student organizations and clubs. Their experience is an important contribution to the intellectual life at Fletcher. MA program graduates are among Fletcher’s most distinguished alumni, serving as ambassadors, CEOs and in high-level positions in international and non-governmental organizations. The flexibility of the MA program allows students to select courses that match their own functional and/or regional interests, thereby allowing them to design a program suited to their specific academic and professional goals. Fletcher students may also cross register at the graduate and professional schools at Tufts and Harvard Universities. MA students organize a biweekly MA Seminar to promote interaction among their colleagues and Fletcher faculty and to discuss topics of interest. Additionally, as many MA students come to Fletcher with their families, there is a MA Student Group which plans social and cultural activities open to both students and their families. Recent events included welcome and farewell dinners, a guided walk on Boston's Freedom Trail, a guided visit to the U.S.S. Constitution (ship), an apple-picking excursion in the countryside, and trips to the theater and to a cabin in the Maine woods. MA Curriculum Fletcher's interdisciplinary curriculum provides both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills students need to enhance their careers in international relations. Students choose courses to suit their academic and professional goals from each of the three divisions: International Law and Organizations; Diplomacy, History and Politics; and Economics and International Business. The MA’s breadth requirement (one course from each division) lends structure and interdisciplinary thinking to the MA program. Individual students freely choose the courses to meet the breadth requirement as well as the remaining courses needed to complete the program. This high degree of flexibility allows students to select courses that match their own functional and/or regional interests so students can design a program suited to their own specific academic and professional goals. While none of the following options are required, students may further tailor their MA studies in the following ways: Cross-registration at the graduate and professional schools at Tufts and Harvard Universities. Completing a field of study. Completing the Diplomatic Studies Certificate. Graduation Requirements To fulfill requirements for the degree of MA, a student must: Pass 8 Fletcher-approved course credits, including at least one Fletcher course in each of the three divisions of the curriculum: ILO, DHP, and EIB. Fulfill the foreign language proficiency requirement. Submit and have approved by a member of the faculty a Capstone Project (see Student Handbook). Entering students receive a Plan of Study Form in their registration packets. This form enables the student and the academic advisor to determine a Plan of Study with their advisor prior to enrolling in courses. [-]

Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Medford

The mission of the MAHA program is to provide an academic setting for humanitarian practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, food policy, and economic, political and social analysis. The one-year program provides an opportunity for practitioners to study, read, reflect and write about current issues and trends of in humanitarian theories, programs and policies as they relate to famines, complex emergencies and other disasters. [+]

The mission of the MAHA program is to provide an academic setting for humanitarian practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, food policy, and economic, political and social analysis. The one-year program provides an opportunity for practitioners to study, read, reflect and write about current issues and trends of in humanitarian theories, programs and policies as they relate to famines, complex emergencies and other disasters. The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) is a one-year joint degree offered by the Friedman School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The program is geared toward mid-career professionals who have significant field experience in humanitarian assistance. Prerequisites Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree, have significant experience in the field of humanitarian assistance and have a demonstrated commitment to furthering their career in the field of humanitarian assistance. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. Please note, if you are a native English speaker, passing a reading comprehension and an oral language exam is required in order to graduate. Non-native English speakers who were primarily educated in an English speaking environment may also be required to demonstrate their proficiency in a second language by completing a reading and oral foreign language examination Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance consists of two semesters of academic work, requiring students to complete 10 degree credits and a Capstone Project. The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance is offered to mid-career professionals from government, international, national and private organizations and agencies, as well as independent professionals. The program is tailored for practitioners who expect to continue working in related fields, including those who will return to their agencies upon completion of this degree program and those who are between jobs or anticipating a change of focus in their humanitarian assistance careers. The recruitment and admissions process seeks to attract a mix of people from different countries, backgrounds, and experience, creating an environment where participants learn from both the classroom experience and from each other. Mandatory Courses Students must take all three of these Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy courses: NUTR 223: Seminar in Humanitarian Issues NUTR 229: Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies NUTR 308: Nutrition in Complex Emergencies Core Electives Students must take three of the following courses in the Friedman School or the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy: NUTR 0201: Fundamentals of Nutrition Science NUTR 0207: Statistical Methods for Nutrition Policy NUTR 0231: Fundamentals of GIS NUTR 0310: Qualitative Research Methods NUTR0304: Nutrition, Food Security, and Development DHP D232: Gender, Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies NUTR 217: Seminar on Program Monitoring and Evaluation (Coates) NUTR 0301: Nutrition in the Life Cycle NUTR 0324: Humanitarian Studies in the Field DHP D206: Ethics of Development and Humanitarian Aid DHP D221: Seminar on International Mediation DHP P222: Development Aid in Practice DHP D225: Conflict Resolution Practice DHP P227: Advanced Seminar in Development and Conflict Resolution DHP D235: Field Research Methods EIB E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis EIB B242: Market Approaches to Economic and Human Development EIB B241: Microfinance and Financial Inclusion ILO L210: Human Rights Law NUTR0238: Economics of Food Policy Analysis DHP D239: Forced Migration PLEASE NOTE: Some of these courses may not be offered. Substitutions may be used upon permission by Dean of the Friedman School Capstone Project For the capstone project requirement, students must apply theoretical and analytical skills acquired during the program to their previous experience. The written capstone project is then orally presented at the end of the year, as part of a group MAHA presentation of work. Each student is assigned an adviser from the Feinstein International Center, who will help tailor the program to the interests and professional needs of the student, advise students on course selection, provide guidance on writing, and ensure that degree requirements are met. Prior to academic year 2012-13 a thesis was required. This has been replaced by the capstone project which allows for more options such as writing a policy paper, strategic plan, or a traditional thesis. Theses by past MAHA students are available at the Tufts Digital Library website. In addition to the course and capstone project requirements, students whose native language is English are required to pass a reading and oral foreign language examination in order to graduate. (Non-native English speakers who were primarily educated in an English speaking environment may also be required to demonstrate their proficiency in a second language by completing a reading and oral foreign language examination.) All students are also expected to pass a short online course on research ethics. Careers/Alumni Major shifts have occurred in the field of disaster interventions over the past several years. Humanitarian assistance constituted a web of responses that change and evolve over time, in complex socio-economic and political situations. The emergencies in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan have posed major challenges to development and relief theory and approaches. There is growing appreciation of humanitarian assistance as an independent field rather than an appendage to development studies, and a growing need for innovative analysis and research on new models for effective humanitarian assistance. ​Most students come to the MAHA program from the aid, diplomatic and military communities. After receiving the degree they return, usually to positions of more managerial and program-design responsibility. Recent graduates are: Running country-level aid programming for major NGOs Filling key advisory posts within donor aid agencies Managing emergency operations for UN agencies Holding ministerial level responsibility for refugee and asylum seeker portfolios Advising on military civil affairs in Afghanistan and Iraq Program Affiliations Feinstein International Center The MAHA program is administered by the Feinstein International Center; as a joint program between the Friedman School and the Fletcher School. This center was established on the conviction that emergency responses grounded in solid political, economic, social, and military analysis can better contribute to durable survival strategies for people coping with violent social change. The center is committed to building strong partnerships with academic, international, national, indigenous, private, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations throughout the world. Applied research and field operations are designed to: 1) strengthen knowledge and promote innovative analysis, 2) build institutional and local capacity, and 3) influence policy. The center has taken a leading role in working with the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the United Nations, and nongovernmental agencies to train staff in key areas of humanitarian intervention. They have implemented projects including the emergency livestock vaccination, health and nutrition program in countries such as Sudan, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda. Other projects at the Center include the Displacement and Social Change and Public Nutrition programs. The Fletcher School The Fletcher School is a leading professional graduate school of international affairs distinctive for its collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to theory and practice. Students representing over 70 countries join with an experienced faculty to inform classroom discussions with diverse viewpoints. Immersed in this dynamic environment, broadly knowledgeable and inquisitive leaders develop a thorough and nuanced grounding in the latest political, economic, business, and legal thinking and translate it into practical successful actions that shape international issues and events. [-]

Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Medford

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy is a graduate school offering a range of professional degrees in international affairs. The two-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) is the School’s flagship international affairs degree. [+]

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy is a graduate school offering a range of professional degrees in international affairs. The two-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) is the School’s flagship international affairs degree. While the degree’s name includes its historical “law and diplomacy” origins, the MALD is much more -- it provides an outstanding academic and professional foundation in economics, business, politics, history, and law. The MALD is academically rigorous, professionally relevant, and truly interdisciplinary. It provides students the knowledge and tools necessary to tackle with world’s most challenging problems. By connecting theory and practice, MALD students transform themselves into well-versed and competent leaders who are able to shape international issues and events across a variety of sectors. The flexibility of the program ensures that students can tailor their education to meet specific personal, academic and/or professional goals. Students learn to understand their own interests and the world using a variety of analytical tools, disciplinary lenses and a wide array of perspectives. Each year MALD graduates accept challenging positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as with international organizations. Employers around the world value Fletcher’s unique multidisciplinary program, which produces graduates who have practical skills and know how to navigate the increasingly complex and globally integrated world. World-Renowned Faculty Playing multiple roles of instructor, mentor, advisor, and colleague, members of the Fletcher faculty are committed educators who are key players in each student’s experience. Internationally respected for their work at the forefront of their fields, Fletcher professors advise presidents and policy makers, write for scholarly and popular journals, and conduct cutting-edge research to advance the understanding of international issues. Their active engagement with the world translates into stimulating classroom discussions, teaching that provides practical and current real-world skills, opportunities for research collaboration, and valuable career support. Their dedication to the School means that students will find them to be accessible sources of guidance – forging relationships that extend well beyond their time in residence at Fletcher. Do you have exchange programs? Are MALD students able to have an international experience while enrolled in the program? MALD students can choose to participate in exchange programs with some of the world's leading professional schools and graduate programs. Most students choose to do their exchange program in the first semester of their second year. Currently, The Fletcher School offers exchange programs in Switzerland, Germany, France, China, Spain, India, as well as the United States. What are the standardized test requirements for the MALD program? All applicants to the MALD program are required to submit results for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Subject tests of the GRE are not required. If you are an international student and your native language is not English and you have not earned a university degree where English was the primary language of instruction, then you are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic). What are the foreign language requirements of the program? The MALD program requires that all students demonstrate professional proficiency in a foreign language before they leave Fletcher. In order to graduate, native English speakers must demonstrate proficiency in a second language by passing an oral and written exam while enrolled at Fletcher. Since the Fletcher course load is demanding and does not leave much time for language study, students need to have a solid foundation in a foreign language before enrolling. For non-native speakers of English, their native language in combination with fluent English fulfills the requirement. English proficiency is demonstrated through the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE examinations, or by having graduated from an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction is English. How much work experience do MALD students have? For MALD candidates, full-time work experience is not required, but is strongly recommended. The Committee on Admissions carefully reviews each applicant's personal and professional experience to assess readiness for graduate study at Fletcher. Most successful applicants will have at least two to three years of full-time work experience. Voluntary positions, internships, and part-time experience all also play a role in preparing students for study. How much international experience do MALD students have? International experience is not required, but it is strongly recommended. There is no rigid requirement as to length or nature of international experience, but students should have a demonstrated interest in the international environment. For some students, this could mean experience living and/or working outside of the applicant’s home country. For others, a working or research environment where international issues are the focus could be sufficient. The nature of each applicant’s international experience is assessed in the context of his or her individual application and professional goals. [-]

Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Medford

The Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) is a new joint degree program with the College of Europe that will be offered starting in 2017 (subject to the approval of the Tufts University Trustees) for students interested in the opportunity to study on both sides of the Atlantic. [+]

The Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) is a new joint degree program with the College of Europe that will be offered starting in 2017 (subject to the approval of the Tufts University Trustees) for students interested in the opportunity to study on both sides of the Atlantic. The two-year program consists of one year of study at both The Fletcher School and The College of Europe, including a high-level internship as part of the curriculum. Why study transatlantic affairs? The 21st century brings with it numerous complex challenges that the United States and the European Union can best address together. To integrate the emerging powers into a functioning, rules-based system of global governance, to effectively address the financial and economic crisis, to promote democracy and human rights, or to enhance internal as well as global security, the strengthening of transatlantic ties is paramount. This requires joint efforts by public and private actors, including business and civil society, on both sides of the Atlantic. Challenges such as the complex negotiations in the World Trade Organization and on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or the revival of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the fight against extremism have to be taken up by a new generation of experts who can assume leadership functions in transatlantic affairs. To prepare graduates for such positions of leadership in transatlantic affairs, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University – the first graduate-only school of international affairs in the United States – and the College of Europe – the world’s first university institute of postgraduate studies and training in European affairs – offer a unique, new joint degree: the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA). Degree Program The two-year MATA program offers an excellent academic and practical education in topics of transatlantic relevance and aims to train professionals with an international outlook and skillset that will prepare them for dealing with cross-border issues in a multidisciplinary manner and multicultural setting. Students in the MATA program will be able to spend one year on each side of the Atlantic. The first year will be dedicated to course work. Students starting the MATA program at The Fletcher School will gain breadth of knowledge through coursework across the School’s three divisions: International Law and Organizations; Diplomacy, History and Politics; and Economics and International Business. Students also have the possibility to cross‐register within Tufts University or at another partner university (for example Harvard University) for one course per semester. ​​For students starting the MATA program at the College of Europe, they will integrate one of the five study programs (European Interdisciplinary Studies; European Economic Studies; EU International Relations and Diplomacy: European Legal Studies; or European Political and Administrative Studies) and follow a tailor-made curriculum composed of some of the compulsory and optional courses offered in those programs. Both institutions create a community setting for the students, integrating them into a close-knit, multinational and intercultural learning environment. Additionally, a joint, year-long and project-oriented course on transatlantic affairs is offered to all MATA students. The second year commences with a high-level internship in an international or national institution within the corporate or civil society sector. For students starting at the College of Europe, this internship is expected to be conducted in the United States; for those who spent their first year at The Fletcher School, the internship will be completed in Europe. The fourth and final semester will consist of coursework, but this time at the partner institution. The program will culminate in the completion of a Master’s thesis on transatlantic affairs drawing upon the insights and support obtained on both campuses. Student Profile The MATA program targets talented young professionals with a minimum of four years of university study and some professional experience in relevant domains. Candidates are expected to apply to the partner institution where they wish to spend the first year. The language of instruction in the program is English, but students are required to be proficient in another language. The College of Europe offers courses taught in French, which students with a sufficient knowledge of the language may follow. However, students may meet the graduation requirements for the MATA by demonstrating proficiency in an any second language (including their native language). At the end of their studies, graduates are awarded a fully recognized and accredited joint degree and become part of extensive alumni networks at both institutions, enabling the development of transatlantic contacts. Graduates of the two institutions have attained high-level positions as officials in international organizations (European Union, NATO, United Nations), as well as within national public sectors as diplomats or officials in ministries and agencies. Additionally, graduates have held leadership positions in the private sector as managers or consultants in corporations, consultancies and law firms, to civil society working in numerous capacities for non-profit organizations, to think tanks as policy analysts, or to academia. The first promotion cohort of the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs will begin in September 2017. Students will pay the regular tuition fee at each partner institution, except during the time of their internship. Further information on the application process, as well as scholarship opportunities, will become available soon. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the College of Europe endeavor to identify scholarships and high-level internship opportunities. [-]

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