GMAP Admissions

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GMAP Students at a Fletcher Residency

GMAP applicants are highly motivated mid–to–senior level professionals interested in pursuing a Master of Arts degree in international affairs without interrupting their professional careers.  Over a one-year period, GMAP combines three intensive two-week residency sessions with 33 weeks of flexible Internet-mediated instruction.

We review applications and offer admissions decisions on a rolling basis.  The Admissions Committee comprises Fletcher administration and faculty.

  • For the March intake, reviews are held between September and January; the final application date for GMAP March is January 15th 
  • For the July intake, decisions are made between January and May; the final application date for admission to the GMAP July class is May 1st.
  • We also accept a handful of students during each midyear intake in August and January respectively, beginning with the international residency. Please contact us at fletcher-gmap@tufts.edu for more information.

Our next intake is for the July Class of 2014-15.  Please contact adeline.wong@tufts.edu if you are interested in applying for this class. 


The successful GMAP candidate should possess the following:

  • Minimum of eight years professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • General proficiency in a second language
  • Desire and ability to engage in a multi-disciplinary international affairs curriculum

US Department of Defense-sponsored applicants to GMAP should apply directly through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

Learn more about our Application Process.

GMAP, a combined residency and Internet-mediated international affairs degree program for mid-to-senior level professionals

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GMAP On The Road

  • São Paulo
    April 23, 2014

  • Washington, D.C.
    May 1, 2014

  • London
    May 5, 2014

  • Brussels
    May 27, 2014

  • Geneva
    May 29, 2014
  • Seattle
    June 8 - 10, 2014 

  • Hawaii
    June 11 - 14, 2014