Breadth Requirements for MALD Students:
Breadth Requirements for MA Students:
- All MALD degree candidates are required to take:
- Two courses in the Division of Diplomacy, History, and Politics (DHP),
- One course in the Division of International Law and Organization (ILO),
- One course in the Division of Economics and International Business (EIB),
- One course in Quantitative Reasoning.
Breadth Requirements for LLM Students:
- MA students are required to complete one course in each of the three divisions, ILO, DHP, and EIB.
Breadth Requirements for PhD Students:
LLM students are required to complete one course in both the DHP and EIB divisions.
PhD students must complete two courses in two of the divisions and one in the other division.
Economics Divisional Requirement and Quantitative Reasoning Requirement
The Equivalency Exam for the Economics divisional requirement and for the Quantitative Reasoning requirement will be administered during the January 2103 Orientation Program:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
- 9:30-10:30 AM: Economics (E201) Equivalency Exam
* No calculator is allowed for the Economics (E201) Equivalency Exam.
* No notes, books, or computer are allowed.
- 10:30 AM-12:30 PM: Quantitative Reasoning (E210m and B205/B06) Equivalency Exams
* No calculator is allowed for the Quantitative Reasoning E210m Equivalency Exam.
* No notes, books, or computer are allowed.
* A non-scientific calculator is allowed for the B205/B206 Equivalency Exam.
Note: If you plan to take the B205/B206 exam, please refer to the Useful Expressions Information Sheet.
- The Equivalency Exams Information Sheet provides details about how to best prepare for all of the Equivalency Exams offered during the January 2013 Orientation Program.
Students are not required to take the Equivalency Exams. However, if you have a foundation in Economics, Statistics, and/or Quantitative Methods, you may want to try one or more of these Equivalency Exams in an attempt to either satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement and/or by being able to take a higher level Economics course in order to satisfy the Economics breadth requirement.
- MALD students who pass the E201 Equivalency Exam may immediately take a higher course to satisfy their Economics breadth requirement.
- MALD students who pass the E210m Equivalency Exam will have satisfied the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement and if they also enroll in and pass the course, E211: Microeconomics, then they will have satisfied the Economics breadth requirement.
- MALD students taking and passing one or both of the Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams (E210m and/or B205/B206) will satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
- LLM and MA students may take the Equivalency Exams but passing any will neither satisfy any breadth requirement nor provide any course waiver.
- PhD students may take the Equivalency Exams, but passing any will not satisfy any breadth requirement. However, PhD students passing the B205/B206 Equivalency Exam will satisfy the completion of the required Statistical Methods course requirement.
Note: The Economics Equivalency Exam and the Quantitative Reasoning Equivalency Exams are offered, without exception, only during the Orientation Programs at the beginning of the fall (next offering fall 2013 Orientation program) and spring semesters (January 10, 2013). No alternate dates are available.
Foreign Language Requirement
All Fletcher students whose native language is English must demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend and to speak a second language by passing the written Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exam, as well as the Oral Exams offered by the Fletcher School. The Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exams are offered three times each year in late September-early October, February, and late March-early April. Entering students are strongly encouraged to attempt the Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exam when they first arrive. The best way to prepare for the Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Exam is to read and summarize English foreign journal and newspaper articles on contemporary topics involving foreign affairs.
Oral Foreign Language Exams may be scheduled with one of our approved oral examiners at any time during a student’s enrollment at Fletcher however, we encourage all students to fulfill this requirement as soon as possible.
Please contact Ann Marie Decembrele, Associate Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org), for specific questions about the foreign language requirement.
All Fletcher students must complete a Capstone Project during their final year. The Capstone Project must evidence scholarly and/or professional analysis informed by the sustained and appropriate application of analytical methodologies. The Capstone Project is a significant analytical piece of work: it represents work of a higher standard than what is normally expected of a term paper and provides an opportunity for students to draw on their methodological, analytical, and substantive learning in a comprehensive written study. Please review the overview of the Capstone Project (also featured in the Student Handbook) for more detailed information.
Spring term classes begin Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The deadline for making final course selections is 12 noon, Thursday, January 24, 2013. There is no pre-registration at The Fletcher School. During the first week of the term you will “shop” for classes and register via the registration system, HSF Online (https://hsfonline.tufts.edu/). Directions for registering for your courses via HSF Online will be provided in the Orientation Packet that you will receive at the January 2013 Orientation program.
Note: On Monday, January 14, 2013, the day before the official start of classes, is Shopping Day, where you will be able to learn more about seminar courses, courses new to the Fletcher curriculum, and courses taught by new full-time or adjunct instructors. You are also encouraged to review the past Course Evaluations submitted by students and available in the reference room of Ginn Library.
As a registered full-time student (taking a minimum of 4 course credits) at The Fletcher School, you may, with the permission of the Fletcher faculty member, register to audit one course per semester, at no additional charge. Upon satisfaction of such requirements as the Fletcher faculty member may specify, he or she will approve the recording of the audit (CA - Certified Audit) upon the transcript. Audits are not counted for degree credit nor do they fulfill course distribution requirements. A student who is registered full-time may also, subject to the discretion of the Fletcher faculty member, attend a class (as a "guest"), which he or she is neither auditing nor taking for credit.
Spring 2013 Course Schedule (Preliminary)
- Faculty Office Hours
All Faculty members have specified office hours that are posted on their office doors during the first two weeks of classes. Students must consult with Faculty Advisors and are also encouraged to consult with other members of the faculty and administration with regard to their course program.
Please note the Course Schedule for the spring term is preliminary and subject to change. As changes occur, the spring Course Schedule posted on the Fletcher website (under the Academics → Courses section) will be updated.
Please review the Course Descriptions or the Divisions sections of the Fletcher website for current offerings. You may also review the Fletcher Bulletin but please note there have been some updates to the courses offerings, which are reflected on the Fletcher website. Faculty biographies are also featured in the Fletcher Bulletin and you may also review the Faculty Research Profiles section of the Fletcher website.