Students who are in their final year of undergraduate study have the option of applying to Fletcher’s Map Your Future Program. Map Your Future guarantees admitted applicants a place in the MALD or MIB degree program after completing two to three years of professional work experience in a Fletcher-approved position. This highly selective program is intended for those with excellent academic credentials and preparation, a clear professional focus, foreign language proficiency, and a demonstrated track record of success to date. The program allows for professional development and career exploration while guaranteeing a position in a future class.
It is the responsibility of the student to find an appropriate professional experience in the private, public, or nonprofit sector. Students from any undergraduate major are eligible to apply; however, applicants must be in their final year of university, or have graduated in the past six months, at the time of application.
- Application for Admission
- Application Fee of $70
- Official Transcripts
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Essay 1 (Personal Statement)
- Essay 2
- Essay 3 (What professional opportunities do you intend to pursue during the next two years? What do you hope to learn, and what skills do you hope to cultivate?)
- Official GRE or GMAT scores
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. (Required for international students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a university degree where English was the primary language of instruction.)
- Evaluative Interview (Optional)
Prospective students have two options for applying to the Map Your Future Program:
Apply by December 20; Notification by February 1; Enrollment decision and deposit due by May 1
Apply by May 15; Notification by July 1; Enrollment decision and deposit due by August 1
An evaluative interview is a valuable way for you to share information about yourself and to learn how The Fletcher School will meet your academic and professional goals. The interview is strongly recommended, but is not a required part of the admissions process. Interviews for the Map Your Future Program will be offered the second week of January for those who have completed applications by the December 20 deadline and the first week of June for those who have completed applications by the May 15 deadline.
Map Your Future candidates will not be offered scholarship aid at the time of admission. Rather, admitted and enrolling Map Your Future candidates will be sent an application for scholarship aid the November prior to their year of enrollment. Applications for scholarship aid must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by January 15 of the year of enrollment. Admitted Map Your Future candidates who submit a scholarship application are guaranteed a minimum award of $5,000. However, scholarship awards are based on a combination of merit and need and may exceed the $5,000 minimum. For more information on scholarship aid, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.