GMAP Tuitions, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Tuition, Fees and Expenses for 2021-2022  
GMAP Tuition  $85,128*
Room & board during 2-week residencies Included
Career coaching sessions Included

The Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) program cost for the 2021-2022 academic year is $85,128*. This fee includes tuition and accommodations and meals for the three residency sessions. It does not include travel to and from the residency sites or visa fees.

*Tuition and fees normally increase by 3 to 5 percent each academic year subject to approval by the Trustees of Tufts University. Therefore, applicants to the Class of 2022-2023 should expect a similar increase to the program cost.

Review the Tufts University refund policy.

Financial Planning

Graduate school is a significant investment, and it is essential that you formulate a plan to finance your education. GMAP students typically finance the program through various means, including employer sponsorships, personal funds, scholarship and grant awards, and loans guaranteed by the U.S. federal government or other lenders.

  • The GMAP Committee on Admissions and Scholarships awards GMAP scholarships to qualified candidates based on a combination of a holistic review of your application and assessment of financial need to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens. Scholarship recipients are notified either at the time of admission or after the priority deadline for scholarship application consideration. We encourage all who think they might qualify for these competitive scholarships to fill out the application for scholarship aid at the time of applying for admission.

    The Frederick Pakis Global Master of Arts Fund

    The Frederick Pakis Global Master of Arts Fund was made possible through the generosity of Frederick Pakis, GMAP '04 and a member of the Fletcher Board of Overseers. It provides scholarship support each year to worthy GMAP students of exceptional merit and financial need. Mr. Pakis believes in allowing successful international professionals from around the world access to the 360-degree perspective of international affairs that GMAP provides. Applicants that submit a GMAP scholarship application by the priority deadline are considered for the Pakis scholarship fund.

    The Aldo Aldama-Breton Scholarship/Association of Mexico's External Service (AABS-ASEM GMAP Scholarship)

    GMAP has a special partnership and scholarship award with the Mexican Foreign Service Association (ASEM) that was started by a GMAP alumnus.  GMAP awards a half scholarship (50% scholarship award) to one to two ASEM candidates each year. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the candidate would submit a letter from ASEM stating membership as well as a completed GMAP scholarship application with their application for admission.

    GMAP students are not eligible for the Fletcher residential degree program scholarships.

  • To assist you in your search for financial aid opportunities, The Fletcher School's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has compiled a list of resources for your reference. This list is intended only as a helpful starting point in your search and is not comprehensive. 

  • U.S. citizens/permanent residents are eligible to borrow through a variety of federal loan programs. Learn more about federal loan options.

  • GMAP candidates that are eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits most commonly utilize the Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill program. GMAP candidates that begin their year in August are able to access the Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition and fees benefit twice during their GMAP year since the Tufts billing cycle and GMAP academic year cuts across two fiscal years for the VA. Those who start in January as a Midyear Student are only eligible to access the benefit once during their GMAP year.

    Furthermore, veterans who qualify for 100% of the Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit and who are no longer in Active Duty are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. The Yellow Ribbon (YR) award at Tufts University is $5,000 annually, and the VA matches 100% of the YR amount.

    We encourage our military candidates to be in contact with their VA Office and Military Branch Education Office for further information on their benefit eligibility.

    For further information, visit the Office of Institutional Research website, and if you have questions, please contact Fletcher’s VA School Certifying Official (SCO) at