Joint Programs

The Fletcher School provides many opportunities for students to supplement their education with joint degree and exchange programs with some of the world's leading professional schools and graduate programs. The following section outlines some of these programs, although students are encouraged to contact directly the partner institutions for additional information.

...see also Exchange Programs

The Fletcher School currently maintains formal joint or dual degree programs with the following institutions:

 MALD/JD   
Harvard Law School, Harvard University Read more...
School of Law - Boalt Hall , University of California at Berkeley Read more... 
   
 MALD/MBA   
  Amos Tuck School of Business, at Dartmouth College Read more...
  China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai Read more...
  HEC MBA Program, HEC School of Management, France Read more...
  IE Business School, Spain Read more...
   
 MALD/MIA   
   Masters in International Affairs, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland Read more...
   
 MALD/MA   
  Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, Tufts University Read more...
  Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University Read more...
 
 MALD/DVM   
  Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, Tufts University Read more...
   
 MALD/MS   

 

Gerard J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University Read more...
  School of Engineering, Tufts University Read more...
   
 MA/MD   
  School of Medicine, Tufts University Read more...
   
 MAHA   

 

Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Read more...
   
 OTHER   
 

Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies, Austria Read more...
  Ad-hoc joint degree programs

In addition, students have created their own ad hoc joint degree programs with other leading graduate and professional schools by meeting specific criteria. Candidates for an ad hoc joint degree should consult either the Fletcher director of admissions and financial aid or the registrar and manager of student academic programs after gaining admission to both institutions.

While details for completion of joint degree requirements may vary depending on the program, Fletcher requires that the following four criteria be met:

  1. The student is admitted separately to each school.
  2. The student spends at least three semesters and take a minimum of 12 courses (four per semester) at Fletcher.
  3. A maximum of four courses from the partner institution may be granted transfer for the MALD degree after the student has successfully completed eight Fletcher courses.
  4. The student completes foreign language, and the Capstone Project (see page 20 of the Student Handbook) requirements.

All students interested in joint degree programs must apply to Fletcher and the partner institution separately. Each school/department will admit students according to their own policies and qualifications. Financial aid will be determined by the school in which the student is registered.

Harvard Law School, Harvard University
[ www.law.harvard.edu ]

Students in the four-year, JD/MALD, joint degree program with Harvard Law School normally take the first year at Harvard and then take a full year at Fletcher. During the third and fourth years students are enrolled at the Harvard Law School and cross-register for the required number of courses at Fletcher to fulfill the degree requirements of both institutions. Four Harvard Law School courses may be offered for transfer credit toward the MALD degree. Information on the combined JD/MALD program can be obtained from the director of admissions at either school.

Application information

Admissions Office,
Harvard Law School,
Cambridge, MA 02138.
Telephone: 617-495-3109

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School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California at Berkeley
[ www.law.berkeley.edu ]

This joint degree program is normally completed in four years. Students take a full year at either Boalt Hall or The Fletcher School, followed by a full year at the other school. At least one semester in the remaining two years must be spent in residence at The Fletcher School, and the other three semesters should be spent at Boalt Hall. For the Boalt Hall JD degree, joint degree candidates must: spend two full academic years in residence, complete the required curriculum during their first year, meet the professional responsibility and writing requirements; and complete 85 law units. Eight units of Fletcher School courses may be credited to the JD degree.

Application information

Admissions Office,
School of Law,
5 Boalt Hall,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Telephone: 510-642-2274

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Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College
[ www.tuck.dartmouth.edu ]

This joint degree program is designed to allow students to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Tuck and a MALD at Fletcher in three years. Each program usually takes two years to complete. The program is intended to prepare students for management positions in international corporations, financial institutions, economic and development institutions, and government agencies. In addition to the MALD requirements, students are required to complete the first-year core and at least eight electives at the Tuck School. Students may present four electives from each school to count for credit at the other school as well as in the school where taken. Students are required to spend a minimum of three semesters in residence at The Fletcher School and five quarters in residence at the Tuck School. Students may begin the program at either school. Career and student services are available to students through both schools. Students are assigned a faculty adviser at each school; normally that adviser is the respective school's coordinating faculty member. Each coordinating faculty member must approve the student's program of course study. First-year students in either school are eligible to apply for admission to the other school and, if accepted, undertake the joint degree program.

Application information

Director of Admissions,
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth,
100 Tuck Hall,
Hanover, NH 03755.
Telephone: 603-646-3162.

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China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
www.ceibs.edu ]

The Fletcher-CEIBS dual degree program will enable students at the participating institutions to pursue complementary studies in international affairs and international business through spending 12 consecutive months in residence at CEIBS from July –June and three semesters in residence at The Fletcher School. The dual degree program will enable students to earn both a MALD from Fletcher and an MBA from the China Europe International Business School in two and one half years, which is less time than would be required if each degree were sought separately. For this purpose, each school will credit certain course work from the other school towards its degree. 

The dual degree program is open to those students who specifically wish to pursue graduate, professional studies in international affairs and international business while taking advantage of the respective strengths and locales of two premier institutions.

Application information

CEIBS only accepts online applications .

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HEC MBA Program, HEC School of Management, France
[ www.mba.hec.edu ]

Through this program, Fletcher students earn an MBA from HEC Paris. The MBA program at HEC is a unique 16-month general management program, offering courses either entirely in English or in English and French. HEC Paris is one of the most respected European business schools and is rated among the worlds leading international MBAs, and boasts an alumni network of 25,000 graduates. With a full-time faculty of 106, the MBA program enrolls approximately 200 students (80 percent of the student body is drawn from outside France). A student is required to spend a minimum of three semesters in residence at Fletcher and three terms (10 months) at HEC. A student may begin the program at either school. The fully autonomous, 240-acre campus, is located outside Paris close to Versailles, with commuter train links to Paris. On-campus accommodation is available. Electronic applications for HEC are available at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=hec-mba

Application information

HEC MBA Program
Admissions Office
78351 Jouy-en-Josas,
Cedex, France.
admissionmba@hec.fr

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Instituto de Empresa
[ www.ie.edu/ ]

The objective of the program is to allow students to earn both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Instituto de Empresa and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) - or a Master of Arts (MA) when applicable & - at The Fletcher School in two to two and a half year. This is less time than would be required if each degrees were sought separately. The joint degree program is intended to prepare students for careers that combine international affairs and management. It is a particularly appropriate program for students who seek management responsibilities in international corporations, global financial institutions, international economic and development institutions, and government agencies. The need for individuals in such positions to have a sophisticated understanding of both international affairs and management issues in an increasingly complex and interdependent world is clear. The unique resources available at both schools can deliver that needed understanding and knowledge.

Students in the dual degree program must satisfy the requirements of each school for each degree. For the MBA/MALD dual degree program, students will be required to spend a minimum of three semesters or equivalent in residence at The Fletcher School and four trimesters in residence at Instituto de Empresa. For the MBA/MA dual degree program one year residence at each school will be required. A student may begin the program at either school.

Application information

Instituto de Empresa Business School
Mara-a de Molina, 11
Edificio A - Planta Jardán
28006 Madrid Espaá
Tel +34 91 568 96 10
Fax +34 91 568 97 10
admissions@ie.edu

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MAHA Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
[ http://www.friedman-fletcher.org/ ]

The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) is a one-year program offered jointly by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and administered by the Feinstein International Center. The program offers an academic setting where professionals can develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, food policy and development as they relate to humanitarian action in famines, complex emergencies and natural disasters.

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Diplomatische Akademie Wien, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
[http://www.da-vienna.ac.at/jart/prj3/diplomatische_akademie/main.jart ]

The Agreement between The Fletcher School and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien (DA) concerns two particular degree programs at the two institutions: the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) offered by The Fletcher School and the Master of Advanced International Studies (MAIS) offered by the DA. This cooperative degree program is open to those students who specifically wish to pursue a research degree -- the MALD or the MAIS -- after having completed one year of study at The Fletcher School or the DA. The MALD is offered by The Fletcher School. It is a two-year Capstone Project degree. Students enrolled at The Fletcher School for the two-year MALD program may spend the second year at the DA. Upon successful completion of an interdisciplinary thesis and any other MAIS requirements, they will be awarded the MAIS by the DA or the MALD by The Fletcher School, depending on the student’s choice. (If the student chooses the MAIS, the Capstone Project must be approved by the faculty of the DA.) Conversely, students enrolled at the DA may, after successful completion of one year of study, spend a second year of study at The Fletcher School. Upon successful completion of a Capstone Project and the necessary additional courses, they will be awarded the MALD by The Fletcher School or the MAIS by the DA, depending on the student’s choice. (If the student chooses the MALD, the Capstone Project must be approved also by the faculty at The Fletcher School.) Depending upon the student’s choice of degree programs, they will be required to satisfy those specific degree requirements. Each institution will accept for degree credit the equivalent of one academic year of coursework from the other institution.

Application information

Application Information:
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Favoritenstrasse 15a
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43-1-505 72 72
Fax: -43-1-504 22 65
info@da-vienna.ac.at

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School of Medicine, Tufts University
[ www.tufts.edu/med/ ]

The combined MD/MA degree program is designed to produce will-rounded physicians with an appreciation and understanding of basic principles of international law, politics, economics, and business, who are mindful of the global society in which we live, and who are prepared to approach problems related to health and the practice of medicine in key areas throughout the world.

The joint degree program with Tufts University School of Medicine provides an opportunity for a limited number of unique and highly qualified students to earn their MA degree and their Doctor of Medicine (MD) in five years. If each degree were pursued separately, the student would need a minimum of six years to complete both programs.

Application information

Director of Special Programs
Tufts University School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-636-0935

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Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
[ ase.tufts.edu/gradstudy/programUrbanEnviron.htm ]

The joint degree program with the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning(UEP) of the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provides an opportunity for a limited number of highly qualified students to earn both the MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and the MALD degree in three years. The combined degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in international environmental and resource policy in economic and development institutions, government agencies, business and nonprofit organizations. Capabilities are developed to address international resource issues and problems of the natural and human environment such as transboundary air and water pollution, climate change, deforestation, species loss, soil degradation, marine pollution and chemical contamination. The UEP/MA requires 11 courses, exclusive of the 12 Fletcher courses, plus a one course credit thesis and an internship. Students in the joint degree program complete a Capstone Project, and are required to spend three semesters in residence at each school.

Application information

Professor William Moomaw
Professor of International Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School
Telephone: 617-627-2732.

Professor Julian Agyeman
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy
97 Talbot Avenue,
Tufts University,
Medford, MA 02155.
Telephone: 617-627-3394

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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
[ www.tufts.edu/vet ]

The joint degree program with the School of Veterinary Medicine provides an opportunity for a limited number of highly qualified students seeking the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM) to earn the one-year MA degree at The Fletcher School. The joint degree program is designed to prepare veterinary students who intend to seek international policymaking positions in the field of veterinary services, such as in livestock development, wildlife management and fisheries biology.

Application information

Director of Admissions,
CummingsSchool of Veterinary Medicine,
Tufts University,
200 Westborough Road,
North Grafton, MA 01536.
Telephone: 508-839-7920.

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Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
[ www.tufts.edu/nutrition ]

  • MALD and MS in Food and Nutrition Policy

The joint degree program with the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy (SNSP) provides an opportunity for a limited number of highly qualified students to earn both the MALD degree and the MS in Food and Nutrition Policy in three years. Each program normally takes two years to complete. The joint degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in international food and nutrition policy in economic and development institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations concerned with economic development as it affects public health and nutrition, food availability and human welfare. The MS in Food and Nutrition Policy requires completion of 16 courses, including required courses in basic nutrition, statistics and epidemiology, survey research design, and the economic, political and administrative aspects of food policy and nutrition program development.

Application information

Professor Beatrice Rogers
School of Nutrition Science and Policy
150 Harrison Avenue,
Jaharis Center,
Boston , MA 02111.
Telephone: 617-636-3703.

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Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
[ www.tufts.edu/nutrition ]

The Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy offer a one year Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA). This unique program, focused on world relief and development is designed for mid-career professionals with significant field experience in humanitarian assistance. The program offers an academic setting where professionals can develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of economic, political, and social development, nutrition, and food policy as they relate to humanitarian assistance in famine, complex emergencies and other disasters.

The MAHA consists of two semesters of academic work totaling eight semester courses approved by SNSP and Fletcher. Students are required to complete four core courses. The remaining four courses can be chosen from SNSP/Fletcher offerings. Students are also required to write a Masters thesis as part of the second semester requirement. Typically the thesis applies theory and analytical skills learned in the program to the professional's previous experience.

Application information

Feinstein International Famine Center,
126 Curtis Street,
Medford , Ma 02155.
Telephone: 617-627-3423.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University
[ ase.tufts.edu/ ]

The joint bachelor's and master's degree program provides an opportunity for a limited number of highly qualified Tufts' undergraduates in the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Jackson and Engineering to earn both the bachelor's degree in their selected major and the MALD degree upon completion of a total of five to six years of study. Students may apply for the program once they have completed and received grades in at least 20 undergraduate courses. A total of 16 Fletcher courses are required for the MALD degree. As many as four of these courses may be used in fulfilling requirements for the BA/BS degree. Fletcher courses will be taken over a period of up to three years during which time the student will complete his or her academic work for the bachelor's degree. No more than a combined total of five undergraduate and Fletcher courses may be taken during any one semester, no more than four of which may be Fletcher courses. The student's program must be coordinated in such a fashion as to satisfy both the Fletcher requirements and those of the undergraduate department. Credit toward the MALD degree will not be allowed for Fletcher courses taken through cross-registration before beginning the combined degree program. Cross-registration for courses at Harvard or at other institutions in the greater Boston area will not be approved until the student has completed at least eight Fletcher courses.

Tufts undergraduates wishing to apply for the program should do so during the semester following the one in which they complete 20 undergraduate courses. All Tufts' undergraduates applying for this joint program are required to have an on-campus evaluative interview. Applicants should contact the Fletcher Admissions Office to arrange an interview with an admissions staff member. Accepted students will begin taking Fletcher courses at the start of the following semester whether it begins in January or September. The application deadline for January admission is October 15. The application deadline for September admission is January 10.

Application information

Fletcher Admissions Office,
Tufts University,
160 Packard Avenue,
Medford, MA 02155-7082.
Telephone: 617-627-3712.

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School of Engineering, Tufts University
[ ase.tufts.edu/engineering/ ]

The School of Engineering and the Fletcher School offer an integrated six-year BS in Engineering and MALD. Qualified students are admitted to the College of Engineering and are conditionally admitted to The Fletcher School during their senior year in high school. Students admitted to the program spend four years completing the requirements of the BS in Engineering (or Computer Sciences). In elective coursework during the undergraduate years, students complete a set of eight pre-Fletcher courses (in political science, economics, foreign languages, or in other courses with an international focus), achieve foreign language competence equal to the intermediate level, and complete a substantive summer internship in a position appropriate to an international career. Final acceptance at The Fletcher School occurs in early January of the student's senior year in college and is conditional upon maintaining a 3.6 GPA in the pre-Fletcher courses and a 3.4 GPA in the remaining undergraduate courses. Students graduate with a BS in Engineering degree after the fourth year and may then enroll in the two-year MALD program at the Fletcher School. As undergraduates, students will be assigned a Fletcher advisor to assist with pre-Fletcher requirements.

Interested students should apply by November 15 in their senior year of high school to the Tufts University Office of Undergraduate Admissions as "Early Decision" candidates to the College of Engineering. Applicants will be reviewed first by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for admission to the School of Engineering and approved students will then be reviewed by The Fletcher School.

Application information

Kim Knox, Assistant Dean,
School of Engineering,
Dowling Hall,
Medford, MA 02155.
Telephone: 617-627-2000.

Allan Clemow,
Undergraduate Admissions
Bendetson Hall,
Medford, MA 02155.
Telephone: 617-627-5225.

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University of St. Gallen
[ Web ]

The dual degree will enable students at the participating institutions to pursue complementary studies in international affairs through spending one year in residence at St. Gallen's MIA and one year in residence at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. The dual degree program will enable students to earn both the Fletcher MALD and the St. Gallen MIA in two years which is less time than would be required if each degree were sought separately. For this purpose, each school will credit certain course work from the other school towards its degree.

The dual degree program is open to those students who specifically wish to pursue graduate, professional studies in international affairs, with a thesis requirement, while taking advantage of the respective strengths and locales of two premier programs in international affairs. In the first year, students will pursue two semesters of studies while meeting core requirements at their school of origin and part of their elective requirements. In the second year, students will pursue two semesters of studies at the second institution while meeting cores requirements of the second institution and remaining elective requirements.

Students will choose the school at which they will write the thesis/complete a Capstone Project. Faculty at this school will be responsible for supervising and evaluating the thesis and upon successful completion of the thesis requirement, the other school will be notified. Each school will award thesis/Capstone Project credit toward its degree according to its own procedures.

Application information

Dr. Daniela Engelmann
Universitát St.Gallen
Programs in International
Affairs and Governance
Varnbuelstrasse 19
CH-9000 St.Gallen
Tel. +41 71 224 31 33
MIA@unisg.ch

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