Global Master of Arts (GMAP)

Tufts University

Master Blended
12 months
54196 USD/year
54196 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Master of Arts (GMAP) is a hybrid program at Tufts University that combines the best of in-person residency sessions with the flexibility of online studies. The degree’s interdisciplinary curriculum provides the 360-degree perspective of international affairs that’s essential to succeeding as a global leader. 


The Global Master of Arts (GMAP) at Tufts University  first and only hybrid program of its kind, GMAP allows accomplished individuals to earn a Master of Arts in International Relations from anywhere, without interrupting their careers.

Develop deep international expertise and leadership

GMAP is a premier leadership training program for international executives and global leaders. Our students possess diverse interests and backgrounds and come from a wide variety of international professions from around the world. 

Through a rich interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages team-based collaboration, GMAP provides students with a comprehensive understanding of international affairs. The program explores the complex and nuanced intersections among key subject areas including security, finance, social issues, diplomacy, and politics.

Diplomacy curriculum around the globe

The GMAP program is anchored by three two-week residency sessions: two held at Fletcher and one at an international location. In addition to their coursework and lectures, during these residency sessions, students engage in discussions with classmates, connect with Fletcher alumni and faculty, and learn from local experts, politicians, and thought leaders. 

During the remaining 33 weeks of web-based study, our students use a sophisticated online platform to continue their coursework and stay connected with faculty and classmates, seamlessly picking up from work completed during their residency sessions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Management
  • International Negotiation
  • International Trade Economics and Investment
  • International Finance
  • International Organizations
  • International Business and Economic Law
  • International Politics
  • Transnational Social Issues
  • Security Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee - The application fee payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank)
  • Academic Records 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement - You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54196 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54196 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Global Master of Arts (GMAP)
Tufts University


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