Like students in Fletcher’s master’s degree programs, those pursuing a Fletcher PhD create a program that reflects focus through a primary Field of Study, with the breadth that is characteristic of the interdisciplinary approach to international relations. PhD students may select from the full range of courses offered at Fletcher, in addition to some PhD student-only classes.
Primary PhD Fields of Study include:
A second Field of Study may be any other Field of Study offered at Fletcher.
Shaping Your Degree
The Fletcher School provides many opportunities for students to supplement their education with coursework and research at our partner universities. Students may cross-register for up to one-quarter of their classes at one of the Tufts graduate schools or any of the Harvard graduate schools.
Exchange programs offer additional opportunities for students to individualize their Fletcher study. Fletcher offers exchange programs with some of the world's leading professional schools and graduate programs. PhD students may pursue an exchange program in Germany through Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. For more details, please see the Exchange Program page of our website.