Your Career: Refugees & Migration

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 your work in refugee or migration assistance.

Explore Courses in Refugees & Migration

Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decision

Daily Risks and Crisis Events

Decision Making and Public Policy

Diplomacy: History, Theory, and Practice

Elements of International Environmental Policy

Foreign Relations and National Security Law

The Foreign Relations of the United States to 1917

The Foreign Relations of the United States Since 1917

Forced Migration

Foundations of Policy Analysis

Gender, Culture and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

GIS for International Applications

Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies

Humanitarian Studies in the Field

International Law in International Relations

International Human Rights Law

International Humanitarian Law

International Organizations

Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade

Migration and Transnationalism in Latin America

NATO in the Balance: 21st Century Transatlantic Relations

Political Economy and Business Context of Latin America

Processes of International Negotiation

The Role of Force in International Politics

Seminar on Actors in Global Governance

Seminar on Crisis Management and Complex Emergencies

Seminar on International Legal Aspects of Globalization

Seminar on Leadership in Public and Private Sector Organizations

Seminar on Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Seminar on Proliferation-Counterproliferation and Homeland Security Issues

The Art and Science of Statecraft

United States Public Diplomacy

Our Alumni


Caroline Andresen

F10

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

Frustrated with local level advocacy, Andresen ended up at Fletcher in 2008, initially thinking she wanted to be a lobbyist for humanitarian organizations. 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, a decision she attributes to several professors, including Lecturer in Human Security Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Professor of International Politics Richard Shultz. Read more

Our Alumni


Cornelia Schneider

MALD 06

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

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.