Your Career: Humanitarian Assistance

The Fletcher School offers a rigorous, yet flexible curriculum to let you tailor your graduate education to the international career of your choice. The following Fletcher courses can help you launch or advance a career in humanitarian assistance.

Explore Courses in Humanitarian Assistance

Daily Risks and Crisis Events

Design and Monitoring (DM) of Peacebuilding and Development

Development and Conflict Resolution

Development Aid in Practice

Ethics of Development and Humanitarian Aid

Evaluation of Peacebuilding and Development for Practitioners and Donors

Forced Migration

Fundamentals of GIS for Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Applications

Gender, Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

GIS for International Applications

Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies

Humanitarian Studies in the Field

International Human Rights Law

International Humanitarian Law

International Mediation

Understanding Mass Atrocities

Non-Profit Management: Important Ideas for Motivating and Leading Change

Nutrition in Complex Emergencies: Policies, Practice and Decision-making

Politics in Violent Conflict in Africa

Processes of International Negotiation

Special Topics: Introduction to Remote Sensing

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Our Alumni

Cornelia Schneider


UN Development Programme’s Access to Justice Project

Schneider’s career path was anything but a straight line. A graduate of University College London, Schneider worked with multinational law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for several years, becoming a registered solicitor with the Law Society of England and Wales in 2004... Read more

Our Alumni

Caroline Andresen


Evaluation & Reporting Coordinator, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Andresen started at Fletcher in 2008, initially thinking she wanted to be a lobbyist for humanitarian organizations, but she quickly changed her mind, instead deciding to study the implementation and project management side of humanitarian and relief assistance work. While at Fletcher she concentrated in the human security and international security fields. Read more

Our Alumni

Patrick Meier

PhD 12

Director of Social Innovation at the Qatar Foundation Computing Research Institute (QCRI)

Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response, human rights and civil resistance. In 2010, while attending Fletcher, Meier launched a crisis map to pinpoint the locations of those in need of services after the devastating earthquake in Haiti and to point to available resources. With the help of more than 100 Fletcher students, Tufts undergrads and other volunteers, he created what FEMA called, 'the most comprehensive and up-to-date map available to the humanitarian community.' Read more about the project.