Degree Comparison

Fletcher's interdisciplinary degree programs all provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for the career of their choice. Regardless of degree program, students typically have the opportunity to enroll in all Fletcher courses, creating a rich base for classroom discussion, and offering students many curricular options. The degree programs vary, however, in focus, length, delivery method and prerequisites. The chart below offers a basic comparison of the degree programs' key features.


Degree Program Focus Length Work Experience Education Start Dates Students per Class Course Delivery/ Location
Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) International Affairs Two (2) academic years At least two (2) years recommended BA  Jan
185 Medford, MA
Master of International Business (MIB) International Business Two (2) academic years At least two (2) years recommended BA Jan
30 Medford, MA
Master of Laws in International Law (LLM) International Law One (1) academic year  3-5 years professional legal experience recommended BA (plus JD or foreign equivalent) Sept 10 Medford, MA
Master of Arts (MA) International Affairs One (1) academic year Eight (8) years of relevant professional experience required  BA  Sept 20 Medford, MA
Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) International Affairs One (1)year (12 months) Eight (8) years of relevant professional experience required  BA


35 (2 classes per year) Internet
*plus 3 2-week residencies
Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) International Affairs Dependent At least two (2) years recommended BA (plus 2-year MA program such as MALD) Sept 15 Medford, MA

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