Advising Hub

In an effort to better serve you, we have created this Advising Hub web page. It is a new initiative and currently in progress. If you have any suggestions or feedback for us, please email fletcherregistrar@tufts.edu.

The flexible curriculum at The Fletcher School allows you to blend theory and practice by building knowledge and professional skills both in and out of the classroom. Through an integrated advising process involving faculty, career coaches, and the Registrar’s Office, you can strategically plan a highly-personalized curriculum to meet specific personal, academic, and professional goals. The integrated advising process includes self-assessment, course selection, and career coaching. In addition to formal coursework, The Fletcher School and Tufts University offer a wide-range of professional skill-building workshops, conferences, and experiential learning opportunities. Our integrated advising model allows you to meet all your academic requirements while planning for your career.

Students should use the resources on this page to help strategically plan their academic program so as to best achieve career and professional goals while simultaneously satisfying degree requirements.

Suggested Academic Planning Timeline
For Students in a Two Year Degree Program
First SemesterMeet with your academic advisor to discuss academic and career goals.Select your courses – find a balance between completing curriculum requirements and pursuing interests.Select at least one of your two fields.
Second SemesterContinue to discuss academic and career plans with the Registrar’s Office, OCS, and/or faculty members and allow them to aid in course selection.Select your courses and begin to plan your courses for next year based on the course schedule projections. Ensure that you have completed most of your breadth requirements and your field core requirements by the end of your first year. Look into possibly cross-registering at Harvard or Tufts.Discuss potential capstone ideas with faculty members. Begin capstone research.
Third SemesterContinue to discuss academic and career plans with the Registrar’s Office, OCS, and/or faculty members and allow them to aid in course selection.Select your courses and complete all breadth and most of your field requirements. Look into possibly cross-registering at Harvard or Tufts.Finalize your capstone advisor and continue researching for your capstone project.
Fourth SemesterMeet with the Office of Career Services to discuss post-graduation plans.Complete your academic program. Fill out a plan of study to ensure that you have completed all degree requirements before the course registration period ends.Complete your capstone project.
For Students in a One Year Degree Program
First SemesterMeet with your academic advisor to discuss your academic and career goals. If applicable, also meet with the Registrar’s Office or OCS.Select your courses. Ensure that you have completed at least two of your breadth requirements. Look into possibly cross-registering at Tufts of Harvard.Discuss potential capstone ideas with faculty members.
Second SemesterMeet with the Office of Career Services to discuss post-graduation plans.Select your courses and make sure that you have completed all degree requirements.Complete your capstone project.

Highlighted Skills

Fletcher’s interdisciplinary degree programs provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for the career of their choice. Regardless of degree program, students typically have the opportunity to enroll in all Fletcher courses, creating a rich base for classroom discussion, and offering students many curricular options. The vast majority of Fletcher courses teach the following skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross-Cultural Skills and Sensitivity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Policy Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills

Below is an additional list of key skills that students are able to develop while at Fletcher as well as the associated courses and workshops that highlight and teach these skills. This list is to assist students in the planning of their curriculum and degree preparation. Students should follow up with a professor directly if they have additional questions regarding the development of a particular skill.

Accounting
Excel
Compliance
Computer/Technologies Competencies
Conflict Resolution
Data Analytics
Econometrics
Economic Analysis
Financial Analysis
Gender Analysis
GIS/Remote Sensing
Interviewing
Knowledge of Databases
Knowledge of Diplomatic Protocols
Knowledge of a Foreign Language
Knowledge of Professional Ethics
Leadership Skills
Legal Analysis
Negotiation Skills
Performance Metrics
Presentation Development
Program Design and Evaluation
Project Management
Public Speaking Skills
Regional/Geographic Knowledge
Report Development
Report Writing
Research Skills
Social Media Platforms/Communications
STATA
Statistical Analysis
Survey Development
Writing Policy Memos

Helpful Contacts

Mary Dulatre

Registrar and Manager of Student Academic Programs

Mary.Dulatre@tufts.edu

617-627-3055

Assists students with course selection, completion of breadth and field requirements, academic advising, and diversity and inclusion issues.

Joey Renzi

Registrar Assistant

Joey.Renzi@tufts.edu

617-627-3055

Assists students with course selection, completion of breadth and field requirements, and language degree requirements.

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