The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Introduction

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. 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. Our 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. 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 Ph.D. 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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MA

Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP)

Online & Campus Combined Part time 35 weeks September 2018 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. ... [-]


Master of Arts (MA)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master

Master of International Business (MIB)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


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