At the Fletcher School, for more than 80 years, we have tried to “know the world.” Our job is to prepare our graduates to be practitioners in every dimension of international relations: economics, finance, diplomatic history, politics, culture, security, and many other disciplines. The challenges we face in this turbulent 21st century quite literally transcend borders—we must be ready to connect in every sense of the word.
We seek to build partnerships between nations, government agencies, and the public/private sector in order to be ready to shape international issues and events. Our extensive network of graduates today serves in every venue in the global milieu—heads of state and government, political leaders in power and opposition, judges, diplomats, senior military officers, corporate leaders at every level, international bankers, and development officials. The Fletcher School not only “knows the world,” but is part of shaping it through the global work of our graduates.
Our curriculum represents deep connections and partnerships in the academic and international world. Our students can build their expertise with dual degrees at leading institutions of law, business, medicine, urban policy, nutrition, engineering, and other disciplines around the world. We offer a superb faculty balanced between academic excellence and real world experience, as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, a Master of International Business, a Master of Laws in International Law, A Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs, and the powerful distance Global Master of Arts Program. Our one-year Master of Arts and Master of Arts in Humanitarian Affairs designed for mid-career or senior level professionals attract extraordinary practitioners, and our highly regarded PhD program represents a top international relations degree known around the world.
The Fletcher School holds an annual student-organized conference on the Arctic, which attracts leading researchers and policymakers from around the globe, and offers maritime, science diplomacy, sustainable development, and environment coursework that either focus on the Arctic or treat the region as a case study.
Facts and figures
|Total Number of Staff
|Number of Academic Staff
|Number of Students
Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, and International Organizations
Security and Conflict Resolution
International Economic Relations and Management
|Web link for international students
|Fields of Study Offered
|Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Political science and civics
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Security services (broad programmes)