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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.

Professional Degrees

MALD - Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
Highly flexible interdisciplinary degree in international affairs

MIB - Master of International Business
Hybrid international business and international affairs program

MA - Master of Arts
Self-designed mid-career program in international affairs

LL.M. - Master of Laws in International Law
International law program for legal professionals

MATA - Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs
A jointly-awarded degree by The Fletcher School and the College of Europe, with a focus on transatlantic issues

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations
Advanced study in international affairs

GMAP - Global Master of Arts
Interdisciplinary, cohort-based, mid to senior-level international affairs program with three two-week residencies and internet-mediated instruction

GBA - Master of Global Business Administration
Designed for early- to mid-career professionals, this new degree offering allows students to engage with business and international affairs faculty, and each other, through live and recorded class sessions.

MALD MIB MA LL.M. MATA Ph.D. GMAP GBA
Duration
2 academic years
(19 months)
2 academic years
(19 months)
1 academic year
(9 months)
1 academic year
(9 months)
2 academic years
(19 months)
3-5 years 1 year
(12 months)
16 months (full time) to 24 months (part time)
Professional Experience
None required,
2 years recommended
None required,
2 years recommended
8 years of professional experience required 2-4 years professional legal experience encouraged None required,
2 years recommended
None required,
2 years recommended
8 years of professional experience required At least 6 years of professional experience preferred
Age – Middle 50%
25-28 26-30 32-39 25-31 25-28 27-34 30-50 30-35*
Entry Term
January or September January or September January or September September only September only September only August or January January, May or September
Entering Students
180 30 18 15 10 10 45 TBD
Number of Classes Required
16 18 8 8 12 and a required internship Minimum of 12 for external PhD candidates 11 in a core curriculum + 3 two-week residencies 11 + two immersions
MYF Admissions Option for College Seniors
Yes Yes No No No No No No

*Anticipated statistic; program will launch in May 2019