Top International Relations Programs

Georgetown University was ranked as the best school offering international relations programs in the United States, according to the survey published in the March/April 2009 issue of Foreign Policy magazine, appear in the article “Inside the Ivory Tower”.

Georgetown was ranked No. 1 for "Top Master's Programs" in international relations for students looking to pursue careers in policy. The university offers Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and 6 master’s degree programs through the School of Foreign Service, including the Master of Science in Foreign Service program, as well as master’s degrees in security and regional studies.

Johns Hopkins University was ranked 2nd in the survey. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University is one of the world’s top leading graduate schools in the field of international relations. It offers three degree programs: Master of Arts (M.A.) program in international relations, Master of International Public Policy (M.I.P.P.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program.

Harvard University was ranked third best for its IR programs. It offers the MPA in International Development with courses in quantitative methods, history and theory of development, governance, law, with an emphasis on policy and practice.

Tufts University was placed in the 4th position. The Fletcher School, a Graduate School of International Affairs at Tufts, offers degree programs such as Master of International Business, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Master of Laws in International Law, Global Master of Arts Program and Doctor of Philosophy.

Columbia University was ranked fifth nationally. Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations. It offers program in Economic Policy Management, MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, MPA in Development Practice, Master of International Affairs, Master of Public Administration, Executive MPA and PhD in Sustainable Development.

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