Readers, I’ll be the first to admit that this blog tends to have something of a bias toward Fletcher’s residential degree programs. There are so many points for consideration and preparation for those studying in-person in Medford that the focus here is overwhelmingly on that experience. Today I’ll try to remedy that somewhat by turning our attention to Fletcher’s longest-standing low-residency degree program, the Global Master of Arts (GMAP). It’s the perfect time to do so, as GMAP is still accepting applications for its August start date.
There’s a lot that’s unique about GMAP. A 12-month degree program delivered primarily via internet-mediated instruction, GMAP is one of the oldest degrees of its kind, having begun over 20 years ago. The format allows students to continue working full-time during their studies while giving them the opportunity to engage face-to-face with three in-person residency periods throughout the year (like everything else in the world, residencies have been virtual over the past year and will remain so through August 2021). GMAP is a mid-career program, and its students bring substantial professional experience to the Fletcher community. It’s a great fit for students whose circumstances won’t allow for a full-time residential program, and adds to the Fletcher community a group of international professionals whom we would otherwise never see as students. Dean of The Fletcher School Rachel Kyte is herself a proud GMAP alumna.
I encourage readers to learn more about GMAP, whether you’re looking to start your studies soon or further in the future!