Global Master of Arts Program


Advance your career or pivot to a new one with Fletcher's Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP), an Executive Master of Leadership in Global Affairs

GMAP is engineered for mid-career professionals who wish to remain in the workforce while earning an elite global affairs degree in just one year.

GMAP teaches students to explore the complex and nuanced intersections among the worlds of international business, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and governments. Students include a wide variety of international affairs professionals from all regions of the world with diverse interests and professional backgrounds.

Selective, interdisciplinary, and designed to boost the skills of committed professionals and transform them into global leaders equipped to address today’s unprecedented challenges.

    • Tackles complex global issues with Fletcher’s world-renowned faculty in essential areas of cyber-security, global economics, diplomacy, climate, governance, leadership, and others.
    • Builds career-advancing skills in the next generation of global leaders.
    • Combines the best of online cohort-based study with two in-person residencies on Fletcher’s Boston area campus and at an international location.
    • Extensive skill-building with experiential coursework and opportunities to engage with faculty, alumni, thought leaders, politicians, and business leaders.
    • GRE/GMAT scores are not required.
    • 8 years of professional experience preferred.

    Join the 2023-24 GMAP class!
    Please contact our admissions team to learn more about the Fletcher GMAP and what it can do for your career.

    Application deadlines:
    11/10/22 (early notification)
    1/10/23 (scholarship priority)

Inside GMAP

GMAP International Residency in Nairobi

After a two-year pause on in-person events, GMAP is thrilled to gather again to celebrate our exceptional community in Nairobi, Kenya! In January, the GMAP Class of 2023 will converge in Nairobi for their 8-day International Residency. Immediately following the residency, students will join GMAP alumni for a commemorative weekend filled with panel discussions, networking and social events, and much more at the 2023 GMAP Alumni Weekend!

GMAP alums should reserve their space today—early bird pricing is available until November 14, 2022.

Register today

Alumni Spotlight


I feel that joining Fletcher has been one of the best decisions I’ve recently made. It is a vibrant, intelligent, and very warm circle of dedicated people who share similar interest in international relations,” she concludes. “The professors are the best of the best, but the things you learn from discussions with your classmates are really priceless

H.E. Joyce Aluoch - Former First Vice President, The Hague, The Netherlands

Janine DiGiovanni

I honestly think I would not have the intellectual confidence to initiate the projects that I am now working on if I had not done Fletcher's GMAP. IT stretched my cognitive abilities but it also honed me - made me more incisive, enhancing and surpassing my previous capacities. It made me feel that if I could do this - I could do anything. Incredibly empowering

Janine DiGiovanni - Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University

Harriet Cross

I have made friends for life and have access to a vast network of Fletcher alumni who are in every corner of the globe doing all sorts of really interesting work

Harriet Cross - British Consul General to New England, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mohamad Al-Arif

Fletcher's GMAP is the program for mid-careers on the cusp of leadership roles and who cannot leave their jobs. The program helps connect the dots between global affairs and public policy

Mohamad Al-Arif - Commissioner, Indonesia Infrastructure Finance

GMAP Alumni Podcast by Philippe Rose and Christian Bachheimer

At the Coalface is conversations among friends working in international affairs. What connects us is our desire to think beyond ideologies and noisy headlines. We took time away from our jobs to think deeply about our world during the Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) at the Fletcher School. We learned about international trade, security, negotiations, leadership and more and work in these fields as practitioners. This podcast is our space for candid chats about our life stories and the lessons learned at the coalface.

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