It’s an exciting day here at The Fletcher School and at Tufts, where we are proud to welcome retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal. A powerful advocate for a national civilian service program, Gen. McChrystal is here to help us kick off Tufts 1+4, a new bridge-year program offered through the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service designed to provide undergraduates the opportunity to pursue a year of full-time service before beginning four years of undergraduate study.

At the graduate level, we offer something at Fletcher called “Map Your Future.” Like the Tufts 1+4 bridge-year program, Map Your Future encourages professional development and career exploration while guaranteeing a position in a future class. This highly selective program is open to students who are in their final year of undergraduate study, and admitted applicants are guaranteed a place in Fletcher’s MALD or MIB degree program after completing two to three years of professional work experience in a Fletcher-approved position.

Each Fletcher student is a work of art, a bespoke good created of their unique professional experiences, academic pursuits and individual interest. In this way, Map Your Future furthers Fletcher’s long standing tradition of preparing its graduates for international leadership by supporting this journey of exploration between their undergraduate and graduate years.

2 Responses to Gen. Stanley McChrystal Helps Kick Off Tufts 1+4 Bridge Program

  1. Gregg Your says:

    Is there intent to post what the general said about public service to your blog for wider consumption? I know this is a subject he feels strongly.

  2. Alan Turkheimer says:

    Sounds like a truly great program.