Tufts University, The Fletcher School


Tufts University, The Fletcher School

Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

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The Fletcher School of Tufts University is a leading graduate school offering a range of professional degrees in international affairs.
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When The Fletcher School opened in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, it was an act of hope in a time of despair and a boost to internationalism in a time of isolationism. Today, as the oldest exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, we continue to meet the demands of a world in which the only constant is change.

The Fletcher School offers students a unique environment in which to acquire the knowledge, skills, tools, and preparation needed to excel in a highly competitive global economy. Students benefit from Fletcher’s vibrant and supportive community of students, scholars, alumni, and practitioners, a community fostered by small classes, accessible faculty members, and a strong network of alumni. The School’s flexible multidisciplinary program of study allows students to design a curriculum that meets their own academic and professional goals. Fletcher graduates pursue a broad array of careers in government, business, and international and non-profit organizations. A Fletcher education is an important step toward becoming a leader with a global perspective.

Each year, Fletcher graduates accept challenging positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as with international organizations. Fletcher prepares students for careers in applied research, business, development, economics, foreign affairs, international law, and policy analysis. Among the most popular career fields are:

Banking & Finance 

Conflict Resolution




Economic Policy (fiscal and monetary)

Energy & Environment Policy


Governance & Rule of Law

Human Rights and Criminal Justice

Humanitarian Assistance

International Public Law


Negotiation & Mediation

Political Risk & Intelligence

Project Management & Evaluation

Refugees & Migration

Research & Think Tanks 

Technology & Innovation

Transitional Justice

Security & Military Affairs


Program Info

Type of Course:

  • Full-time Online/Low Residency MA: Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP): A 12-month blended master’s degree program in international affairs designed for mid-career and senior-level international professionals and business executives. By combining internet-mediated instruction with three two-week residencies, students are able to remain at their jobs while earning a Fletcher MA.
  • Full-time MIB: Master of International Business (MIB): A two-year hybrid international business/international affairs degree program.


Foreign Policy "Top Master's Programs for International Relations" ranks Tufts University at number six in the world.

Starting Dates:
August (Fall) or January (Spring)

Length of Course:

  • GMAP: 12 months
  • MIB: 2 years

Application Deadlines:

  • GMAP: Rolling admissions
  • MIB: October 15, November 15, January 10, March 1

Student Body

Number of nationalities: 70+
Percentage of international students: 50%
Men/Women Ratio: 50:50
Age Range: 21-70
Length of Work Experience:

  • GMAP: 8+ years of experience; average is 17
  • MIB: No minimum, but 3-5 preferred



GMAP Admission Requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee ($80)
  • CV/Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Two essay questions
  • Official Academic Transcript(s)
  • Letter of understanding from employer
  • GMAT/GRE not required TOEFL not required

MIB Admission Requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee ($80)
  • CV/Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Two essay questions
  • Official Academic Transcript(s)
  • GRE or GMAT scores: The Fletcher School's Committee on Admissions views standardized test scores as part of the applicant's total application, but not the most important part. The Admissions Committee does not have a minimum requirement for GRE or GMAT test scores. In recent years the middle 50% GRE verbal score has been in the 68th - 94th percentile range, the middle 50% GRE quantitative score in the 47th - 76th percentile range, and the middle 50% GRE analytical writing in the 49th - 92nd percentile range. For the GMAT, the middle 50% has been in the 56th - 85th percentile range.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE: A score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) (with sub-scores of 25 on each section), 7 on the IELTS (with sub-scores of 7 on each section), or 68 on the PTE is generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at The Fletcher School.
  • Evaluative Interview (optional)

Costs for GMAP

Tuition fees: USD $78,496 


Room & board


Books and supplies


Apple Macbook Air Laptop


Career Coaching Sessions


Health insurance/Health services fee*





Costs for MIB

Tuition fees: $52,952

Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance:

Room & board - on-campus (estimated)


Room & board - off-campus (estimated)


Books and supplies (estimated)


Health services fee


Health insurance fee*


Personal expenses (estimated)





Address: 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02115
Telephone: 1-617-627-2429
Email: fletcher-gmap@tufts.edu


Address: 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02115
Telephone: 1-617-627-3040
Email: internationalbusiness@tufts.edu


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