Succeed as a global leader

With Fletcher’s Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP) you can earn an executive-level master’s degree in international relations—from anywhere in just one year.


A premier leadership training program for international executives and global leaders.

Earn your Master of Arts in International Relations in just one year, in Fletcher's industry-leading Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP). This unique, hybrid program combines the best of in-person residency sessions with the flexibility of online studies.

This program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex and nuanced intersections among key subject areas including: security, finance, social issues, diplomacy and politics.

  • 1 academic year
  • 8 years of professional experience required
  • No GRE/GMAT scores required 
  • 32 - 42 median age range

Program Highlights

Residencies: GMAP is anchored by three, two-week residency sessions — two held at Fletcher and one at an international location. Past international locations range from Rome and San Jose to Hanoi and Abu Dhabi.

Residency sessions combine coursework and lectures with opportunities to connect with Fletcher alumni and faculty, and to learn from local experts, politicians, and thought leaders during the international session.

Join a global network: Join a growing network of over 1,000 GMAP graduates—C-suite level executives and experienced professionals representing 128 nationalities, living and working in 90+ countries, across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Whether you’re looking for career growth in your current industry, contemplating a career change, or seeking guidance as you build a start-up, our strong alumni network will advise and encourage you throughout your life.

“GMAP permitted me to look at today’s challenges and opportunities through a truly interdisciplinary lens while also giving me the space to refine my personal leadership style.”

Jean-Paul Kachour (F18)

Senior Fund Manager & Head of Global Equities

Abu Dhabi, UA

of Fletcher graduates are employed within 6 months.

Join our graduates as they make positive, lasting change in businesses, governments, and NGOs worldwide, including:

Why Choose Fletcher?

Study with internationally respected scholars and professors of practice with decades of experience who advise presidents and policymakers, write for scholarly and popular journals, and conduct cutting-edge research to advance the understanding of international legal issues.

Pursue your professional goals with support from dedicated career advisors and a powerful alumni network. Our diverse, close-knit community remains accessible and professionally relevant years into the future and anywhere in the world.

Flexibility is a cornerstone of the Fletcher experience. Choose from 11 fields of study to tailor your experience to your unique interests and goals and. Our interdisciplinary approach helps you stand out to employers after graduating.

Faculty with Real World Experience

Customize Your Study - Choose from 11 Fields of Study

Career Support & Global Alumni Network

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