Degree Requirements

MALD

All MALD students must complete 48.0 credits in order to receive their degree. Normally, students take 12.0 credits per semester. Within the 48.0 credits, the following criteria must also be met:

We highly encourage all MALD students to fill out a plan of study form every semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate. Please note that courses used to satisfy the Field of Study requirements can be used to satisfy the Breadth Requirements. Additionally, courses in each Field of Study cannot overlap.

MIB

All MIB students must complete 54.0 credits in order to receive their degree. Normally, students take 12.0 credits in two semesters and 15.0 credits in two semesters. Within the 54.0 credits, the following criteria must also be met:

We highly encourage all MIB students to fill out a plan of study form every semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate. Please note that courses used to satisfy the Field of Study requirements can be used to satisfy the Breadth Requirements. Additionally, courses in each Field of Study cannot overlap.

LLM

All LLM students must complete 24.0 credits in order to receive their degree. Normally, students take 12.0 credits each semester. Within the 24.0 credits, the following criteria must also be met:

  • No fewer than 5 courses (15.0 credits) and no more than 6 courses (18.0 credits) taken within the ILO division
  • One 3.0 credit course from the Fletcher DHP division (or two 1.5 credit DHP modules)
  • One 3.0 credit course from the Fletcher EIB division (or two 1.5 credit EIB modules)
  • Complete a Capstone Project
  • Fulfill the Language Requirement
  • Participate in the “high table” colloquiums

Students may also review a LLM plan of study form for more information.

MA

All MA students must complete 24.0 credits in order to receive their degree. Normally, students take 12.0 credits each semester. Within the 24.0 credits, the following criteria must also be met:

Students may also review a MA plan of study form for more information.

MATA

COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS FOR MATA STUDENTS COMPLETING YEAR ONE AT FLETCHER:

  • 25.5 course credits, including a minimum of 3.0 credits from each of Fletcher’s three divisions (ILO, DHP, and EIB)
  • Integrate into one of College of Europe’s study programs in the final (fourth) semester: European Economic Studies; European Interdisciplinary Studies (Natolin campus only); EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies; European Legal Studies; or European Political and Administrative Studies

COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS FOR MATA STUDENTS COMPLETING YEAR ONE AT COLLEGE OF EUROPE:

  • Coursework in one of College of Europe’s study programs: European Economic Studies; European Interdisciplinary Studies (Natolin campus only); EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies; European Legal Studies; or European Political and Administrative Studies
  • 12.0 or 13.5 credits from Fletcher course offerings in the final (fourth) semester (course division does not matter)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MATA STUDENTS IN ADDITION TO COURSEWORK:

  • Year One – Completion of joint transatlantic course and related project
  • Third semester – 3-4 month high-level internship related to transatlantic affairs with associated report
  • Completion of thesis related to transatlantic affairs
  • Participate in the Professional Development Program (PDP) nine-week course at Fletcher
  • Fulfill the Fletcher language requirement

Students may also review a MATA plan of study form for more information.

MAHA

Please see the Friedman School website for more information.

PhD

Please see the Fletcher PhD Program website for more information.

PhD E.P.P.

Please see the Tufts Department of Economics website for more information.

Academic Advising

If you need assistance navigating your degree program or selecting classes, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that you are on track to graduate.

  1. Meet with your assigned academic advisor – All students are assigned a faculty member to serve as their advisor upon beginning their Fletcher career. Meeting with your academic advisor is not mandatory, but he/she may provide some helpful insights as to which classes might be relevant to your career and academic goals. Please note that faculty members are experts in their fields, but may not have a thorough knowledge of all degree requirements needing to be fulfilled.
  2. Fill out a plan of study form [see degree program info above for link to form]- This will help you understand if your proposed plan will meet your degree requirements.
  3. Look over the different course syllabi – You should hopefully get a good idea on how heavy and challenging the workload will be based on the homework and paper assignments. Make sure you diversify your course load (i.e. don’t overload on reading intensive or quantitative heavy courses).
  4. Meet with the course instructor – If you are unsure of your ability to take a specific course given your background and prior coursework, you should consult with the course instructor. He/she should be able to advise as to whether or not the course will be a good fit for you and your academic concentrations.
  5. Talk with your classmates, in particular, 2nd years! They will be able to provide some of the best insight in regards to the professors’ teaching styles, course content, and format (i.e. heavy reading, group work, lots of projects…etc).

If after completing the above steps, you are still confused and feel overwhelmed, please feel free to stop by the Registrar’s Office during our open office hours for a consultation. We ask that you please bring a completed plan of study form with you.

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