Crediting The mutual recognition of course work makes it possible for you to complete a Master's degree from both institutions in just two years. Credit for the MIA degree To be awarded the M.A. HSG degree you have to complete a total of 90 credits. DDP students only complete 60 credits in St.Gallen, while four courses taken at the Fletcher School can be credited to the M.A. HSG, corresponding to another 30 credits. The students can thus select four courses from the compulsory and core electives taken at Fletcher (breadth requirements and fields of study). The grades at the Fletcher School are converted for credit in St.Gallen as follows: Grading scale The Fletcher School 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 1 Calculation of the grade average The grade average of the M.A. 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. Calculation of negative weighted credit points The calculation of the negative weighted credit points takes into account the four courses completed at the Fletcher School (30 ECTS), which are credited to the M.A. HSG. Across the total of 90 credits, 13.5 negative weighted credit points may be accumulated. Crediting for the MALD Degree To receive the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) according to the regular two-year programme at the Fletcher School, the following criteria have to be met. MALD degree requirements 16 semester courses: 8 courses are completed at the Fletcher School while the equivalent of 8 additional courses from the MIA are credited comprehensively. The criteria of the breadth requirements and fields of study also have to be fulfilled: Breadth requirements and two fields of study: In general, courses at the Fletcher School have to be completed in order to meet these criteria. However, individual courses from the MIA programme may be credited to complete the field of study requirements. Foreign language requirement: This is credited as a result of participation in the DDP. Master's Thesis: The HSG master’s thesis is credited for DDP participants.