Fields of Study

Fields of Study are the basic building blocks of the Fletcher curriculum.  Fields of Study are areas of specialization or concentration that are used to meet the School's depth requirement.  Fields enable students to develop a specific set of skills related to a functional topic or geographic area. MALD students are required to graduate with two Fields of Study.

Learn more about the 22 Fields of Study offered, as well as the ability to “Self-Design” a specific Field.

Below you will find a comprehensive listing of course requirements for our Fields of Study:



* These are the most commonly chosen major Fields of Study at the PhD level.

International Business Fields for MIB Students

The four International Business Fields of Study for the MIB degree are: International Finance and Banking; Marketing; Public and NGO Management; and Strategic Management and International Consultancy. Students in the MIB program must complete one of these four International Business Fields of Study along with one International Affairs (MALD/PhD) Field of Study (listed above). Non-MIB students may petition to complete an MIB Field of Study.