Similar to the fall semester, a highly diverse group of students begin their studies in the spring semester. Though a smaller group enrolls, you will find that students come from all over the world and represent many different professional backgrounds. Spring enrollment is open to MALD, MIB, and MA candidates only.
The most significant benefit of beginning in the spring semester is having two summers to pursue opportunities such as internships, language study, and capstone project research. Additionally, students have extended time to plan for and complete their capstone project. By spanning three academic years, students who start their studies in January also have exposure to a broader network of Fletcher students.
Yes, scholarship aid is available. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. Additionally, eligible students may still apply for loans guaranteed by the U.S. federal government. Students may apply for private educational loans as well.
No. As very few courses have prerequisites, it is generally easy for a student who begins in the spring semester to take his/her desired courses throughout four semesters. While some classes are offered in the fall or spring only, students are largely able to take their preferred classes during their four semesters.
No. Students must meet the credit requirement (16 courses for MALDs, 18 courses for MIBs, 8 courses for MAs); fulfill the breadth requirement (MALD & MA) or core curriculum (MIBs); complete two Fields of Study (MALD & MIB); pass foreign language comprehension exams; complete a capstone project; and participate in the Professional Development Program.
The Office of Career Services will offer the full Professional Development Program to students beginning in January in the first semester. Please note that it is helpful to start thinking about a potential summer internship before enrolling.
Yes. Off-campus housing is typically available. In addition, there may be spaces available in Blakeley Hall, Fletcher’s on-campus residence hall.
Neither. The Admissions Committee uses the same criteria to evaluate candidates for admission.
Yes, you may participate in all opportunities available to Fletcher students.
Absolutely. Fletcher is known for its incredibly strong sense of community. Students beginning in the spring semester have an added benefit – a small group to bond with from the start and a warm welcome from the larger Fletcher community.
Yes. International students will work closely with the International Student Advisor at Fletcher to navigate the visa process.