Like students in Fletcher's master's degree programs, those pursuing a Fletcher Ph.D. create a program that reflects focus through a primary field of study (chosen from one of seven primary fields below) and a secondary field of study chosen from any of the Fletcher fields. Ph.D. students may select from the full range of courses offered at Fletcher, in addition to some Ph.D. student-only classes.
Primary Ph.D. Fields of Study include:
- Comparative Politics
- Development Economics
- Gender Analysis in International Studies
- Human Security
- International Business Relations
- International Environment and Resource Policy
- International Security Studies
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.