Language Course Credit

In order to be eligible to receive credit for language study, the following criteria must be met:

  • Foreign language instruction should be appropriate for both the student’s Fletcher academic experience and his/her professional career objectives.
  • Foreign language credit will be given for a maximum of two courses, regardless of the number of language studies the student completes.
  • Allowance of credit for foreign language study should encourage, where there is no conflict with professional demands, a multi-cultural approach to language learning.
  • Credit for the language course(s) has been approved by CSAP.

Foreign language credit may not be applied to the one year MA degree requirements and may not be offered for transfer credit. However, all students, regardless of their degree program, are eligible to audit one language course per term in addition to their normal load of four courses.

Although The Fletcher School values highly the role of foreign language learning in the international affairs arena, students should understand that there is, unfortunately, little time within The Fletcher School curriculum for students to acquire and/or master a new foreign language. For that reason, we strongly encourage students who are serious about learning a new language to pursue intensive study prior to matriculation and then take advantage of opportunities provided by our cross-registration agreement with Tufts and Harvard to build on their existing foreign language proficiency.