All MALD degree candidates
are required to take:
- Two courses in the Division of Diplomacy, History and Politics,
- One course in the Division of International Law and Organizations,
- One course in the Division of Economics and International Business,
- One course in Quantitative Reasoning.
Specific requirements/options for each of these three divisions, as well as Quantitative Reasoning are noted below.
Students who have performed equivalent graduate level work for the courses listed below may apply for equivalence with the approval of the appropriate Fletcher instructor. Students who receive equivalence must still meet the requirement of pursuing one or two courses in the division but may choose from any course in the division rather than just those listed below.
MA degree candidates can meet the breadth requirement by taking one course from each division (ILO, DHP, and EIB).
LLM degree candidates are required to take one course in both the DHP and EIB divisions.
MIB degree candidates satisfy the breadth requirement by the nature of the structured curriculum.
PhD degree candidates must complete at least two courses of your choice from two of the three divisions and at least one course from the remaining division.
Division of Diplomacy, History, and Politics (DHP)
Each MALD student is required to take two courses from the DHP Division. One of those courses must be one of the following:
- DHP D200: Diplomacy: History, Theory, and Practice
- DHP D210: The Art and Science of Statecraft
- DHP D220: Processes of International Negotiation
- DHP H200: The Foreign Relations of the United States to 1917
- DHP H201: The Foreign Relations of the United States Since 1917
- DHP P201: Comparative Politics
- DHP P200: International Relations: Theory and Practice
- DHP P217: Global Political Economy
- DHP P219: International Political Economy of Development
- DHP P240: The Role of Force in International Politics
Division of International Law and Organizations (ILO)
Each MALD student is required to take one of the following courses:
- ILO L200: The International Legal Order
- ILO L210: International Human Rights Law
- ILO L220: International Organizations
- ILO L230: International Business Transactions
- ILO L232: International Investment Law
- ILO L250: Law and Development
- ILO L251: Comparative Legal Systems
Division of Economics and International Business (EIB)
Each MALD student is required to take EIB E201: Introduction to Economic Theory.
At the beginning of each semester (during Orientation), an Equivalency Exam is offered for E201. Students who pass the E201 Equivalency Exam must take another economics course for their breadth requirement. The following courses satisfy that requirement.
(Note that some of these courses may have further prerequisites; please review the course descriptions.)
- EIB E211: Microeconomics
- EIB E212: Macroeconomics
- EIB E213: Econometrics
- EIB E220: International Trade and Investment
- EIB E230: International Finance
- EIB E240: Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives
- EIB E241: Development Economics: Policy Perspectives
- EIB E242: Development Economics: Micro Perspectives
- EIB E246: Environmental Economics
Note: EIB E213: Econometrics may not be used to satisfy both the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement and the Economics Requirement. Students must determine which breadth requirement it will satisfy.
Each MALD student who does not pass one of the Quantitative Equivalency Exams will be required to take one of the following courses:
- DHP P203: Analytic Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions*
- EIB B205: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
- EIB B206: Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business
- EIB E210m: Quantitative Methods
- EIB E213: Econometrics
- EIB B262: Marketing Research and Analysis
*DHP P203 may not be used to satisfy the second required DHP course.
Note: EIB E213 Econometrics may not be used to satisfy both the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement and the Economics Requirement. Students must determine which breadth requirement it will satisfy.