Curriculum All Double Degree students pursue the MALD at the Fletcher School in their first year and continue their studies in the MIA at the University of St.Gallen in their second year. The Double Degree programme only starts in the autumn semester. As a dual degree student, you may choose among three options for your MIA curriculum. Curriculum MALD Curriculum MIA To graduate from the Fletcher School Law the MALD degree requirements have to be met according to the regular two-year programme of the Master in Law and Diplomacy. Eight of the sixteen semester courses are completed at The Fletcher School while the equivalent of eight additional courses from the MIA are credited comprehensively. The ciriteria of the breadth requirements and fields of study also have to be fulfilled. For details please refer to Quick Links. Curriculum Course Regular MIA Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Mandatory Courses International Politics & Market Economy International Law & Business Strategy Data Analytics and Causal Inference Strategies of Social Science Inquiry Cases in International Affairs MIA Mornings: Skills and Competences 6 6 6 6 4 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 2 Core Electives Thematic Courses Methodological Courses Consultancy Projects 4 - 20 0 - 16 4 4 - 20 0 - 16 4 4 - 20 0 - 16 4 4 - 20 0 - 16 4 Independent Electives 0 - 8 0 - 8 0 - 8 0 - 8 Master's Thesis 18 18 18 18 Contextual Studies 18 - - - Total 90 60 60 60 All Double Degree students write their Master's thesis at the University of St.Gallen. Crediting A total of 90 credits have to be completed. Double Degree students complete 60 ECTS at the University of St.Gallen. Four MALD courses (30 ECTS) are credited to the M.A. HSG. Students can select fours courses from the Compulsory Courses and Core Electives at Fletcher (breadth requirements and fields of study). The grades from Boston are converted as follows: Since autumn 2021, we determine quarter grades for all our dual degree students, which result along the lines of the grading scale below. Grading scale The Fletcher School Boston University of St.Gallen A 6 A- 5.5 B+ 5 B 5 B- 4.5 C+ 4.5 C 4 C- 4 D+ 3.5 D 3 D- 2.5 F I Grade average The grade average of the Master's degree HSG results from the weighting of the completed 90 credits. For Ph.D. studies at the University of St.Gallen a grade average of 5.0 is required. Negative weighted credit points The calculation of the negative weighted credit points takes into account the courses completed at the Fletcher School Boston which are credited to the Master's degree HSG (equivalent to 30 credits). Across the total of 90 credits 13.5 negative weighted credit points may be accumulated. Tuition Fees Tuition fees apply at the institution where Double Degree students are currently registered. Students pay tuition fees to The Fletcher School in their first year and to the HSG in their second year. At The Fletcher School tuition fees per academic year amount to approximately 45'000 USD. In addtion, living expenses are about 1'400 - 1'700 USD per month. Double Degree students have access to financial aid programmes at The Fletcher School and may apply for scholarships or teaching assistantships. The Fletcher Financial Aid Application must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office at the Fletcher School, see Quick Links. Scholarship opportunities for Master's students looking to study in the US can be found on the websites of swissuniversities and the Fulbright Scholarship Programme, see Quick Links.