GMAP Program Description

Student listening in GMAP Classroom

GMAP students in the classroom

GMAP is the premier leadership training program for international executives and global leaders. GMAP provides students a 360-degree approach to understanding international relations: a rich interdisciplinary curriculum, team-based collaboration, and class composition designed to ensure a broad range of geographical and professional perspectives. Each session is a one-year degree program leading to a Master of Arts focused on International Affairs.

GMAP teaches students to explore the complex and nuanced intersections among the worlds of international business, international organizations and NGOs, and governments. Participants include a wide variety of international affairs professionals from all regions of the world with diverse interests and professional backgrounds.

The program provides the signature Fletcher experience.  The different calendar options allow our students  the flexibility to enroll in GMAP when it best fits their busy professional (and personal) life.  Reading periods begin in March or July, followed by the first residency on the Tufts campus.  The midyear residency is held at a capital city. Students return to Tufts campus following their year of study for the final residency when you finish coursework, defend your thesis and participate in the Commencement ceremony.

The GMAP March Class runs from March to March.
The GMAP July Class runs from July to July.

Mid-Year Residencies

The second – or midyear – residency takes place in either August or January at an international location, where students attend lectures for the second and third term courses, and learn from local experts, politicians, and thought-leaders. Past classes have met with the Minister Mentor of Singapore, the former Prime Minister of Canada, and the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court. During these international residencies, GMAP also holds Alumni Weekends for our alumni to meet and interact with the new class. After a year of study, the class returns to The Fletcher School to complete third term coursework and defend masters’ theses before graduating and joining the network of GMAP alumni around the world.

So far, GMAP has visited the following cities for our international residencies:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Avila, Spain
Berlin, Germany
Brussels, Belgium
Budapest, Hungary
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hanoi, Vietnam
Lisbon, Portugal
Mexico City, Mexico Nicosia, Cyprus
The Hague, The Netherlands
Ottawa, Canada
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tallinn, Estonia
GMAP, a combined residency and Internet-mediated international affairs degree program for mid-to-senior level professionals

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GMAP On The Road

  • São Paulo
    April 23, 2014

  • Washington, D.C.
    May 1, 2014

  • London
    May 5, 2014

  • Brussels
    May 27, 2014

  • Geneva
    May 29, 2014
  • Seattle
    June 8 - 10, 2014 

  • Hawaii
    June 11 - 14, 2014