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Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)
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Spring Enrollment* Oct 15 Nov 15 Dec 1
Fall Enrollment
Early Notification**
Nov 15 Jan 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment
Priority Deadline
Jan 10 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Feb 10 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Apr 1 May 1 Jun 1
Map Your Future: 1st Deadline Dec 20 Feb 1  May 1
Map Your Future: 2nd Deadline Jun 20 Jul 15 Aug 1
Master of Arts (MA)
Enrollment Option Application Deadline Notification Reply Deadline
Spring Enrollment* Oct 15 Nov 15 Dec 1
Fall Enrollment
Early Notification**
Nov 15 Jan 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment
Priority Deadline
Jan 10 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Feb 10 Apr 1  Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Apr 1 May 1 June 1
Master of Laws in International Law (LLM)
Enrollment Option Application Deadline Notification Reply Deadline
Fall Enrollment
Early Notification**
Nov 15 Jan 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment
Priority Deadline
Jan 10 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Feb 10 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Mar 1 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Apr 1 May 1 June 1
Master of International Business (MIB)
Enrollment Option Application Deadline Notification Reply Deadline
Spring Enrollment* Oct 15 Nov 15 Dec 1
Fall Enrollment
Early Notification**
Nov 15 Jan 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment
Priority Deadline
Jan 10 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Mar 1 Apr 1 Apr 20
Fall Enrollment Apr 1 May 1 June 1
Map Your Future:
1st Deadline
Dec 20 Feb 1 May 1
Map Your Future:
2nd Deadline
Jun 20 Jul 15 Aug 1
Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)
Enrollment Option Application Deadline Notification Reply Deadline
Fall Enrollment Jan 10 Apr 1 Apr 20
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Enrollment Option Application Deadline Notification Reply Deadline
Fall Enrollment Dec 20 Apr 1 Apr 20
Please note: Ph.D. applicants must apply by Dec. 20th—late Ph.D. applications will not be accepted.
Global Master of Arts (GMAP)
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Master of Global Business Administration (GBA)
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While preference in awarding MALD, MIB, LLM, MA, and MATA scholarships will be given to applicants who meet the January 10th priority deadline, candidates applying by February 10, March 1, and April 1 deadlines will be considered for scholarship aid, based on availability.

Spring Enrollment*

MALD, MA, and MIB candidates may begin their studies at The Fletcher School in either the fall or spring semester. While the vast majority of students begin their studies in September, approximately 20-25 students matriculate in January. Students who begin in the spring semester will complete four semesters (spanning three academic years) and graduate in December following their fourth semester. Spring enrollment is an excellent opportunity for those who are ready to transition to graduate school during the middle of an academic year. Read more about spring enrollment.

Early Notification**

Through the Early Notification process, the Committee on Admissions may decide to make an offer of admission or to deny admission, or may defer the application for further review with Regular Deadline applicants. If an application is deferred, the applicant will be notified of an admission decision in late March. Students admitted through the Early Notification process, who have submitted a Fletcher Financial Aid Application, will be notified about their scholarship awards in late March.

The Admissions Committee uses the same criteria to evaluate applicants who meet the Early and Regular deadlines. The benefit of applying early is simply the possibility to receive an admissions decision by Jan. 1. Additionally, if the Committee on Admissions defers making a final decision, the application will receive a second round of review with the Regular Deadline applications.

Early Notification is available for September matriculation only. Ph.D. candidates may not apply for Early Notification. Early Notification is not binding and Early Notification applicants may apply to other graduate programs. Early Notification applicants who are denied admission will not be eligible to reapply for the Regular or Final Deadline of the same year.