Friday, January 30, 2015

The Best International Relations Master’s Programs

The Best International Relations Master’s Programs

The top 10 programs for those looking to run the world.

The Best International Relations Master’s Programs

These rankings are part of the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) survey, conducted by Paul C. Avey, Michael C. Desch, James D. Long, Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney. All additional information provided was added by Foreign Policy and is not part of the survey results.
1. Georgetown University
Program size: 500-600 
Program cost: 
$41,056/year
Star professors:
 Madeleine Albright, Daniel Byman, Victor Cha, Charles Hagel, Paul Pillar
Georgetown offers a variety of master’s programs within the IR field, including an M.S. in foreign service and a program in security studies. The extremely selective School of Foreign Service offers a two-year program in which course work is supplemented by mentorship from IR professionals; notables in the past have included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former USAID Director Andrew Natsios (a Georgetown alum).
2. Johns Hopkins University
Program size: 600
Program cost: 
$36,962/ year
Star professors: Zbigniew Brzezinski, David Lampton, Michael Mandelbaum
Johns Hopkins offers an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, an interdisciplinary program that allows students to concentrate on a particular area of the field, such as international development, or a particular geographic region, such as African Studies. The two-year program also emphasizes language skills, offering courses in 16 languages.
3. Harvard University
Program Size: 568
Program Cost: 
$43,212/year
Star Professors: 
Joseph S. Nye, Richard Clarke, Stephen M. Walt
The highly selective master of public policy program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government includes an option for a concentration in international and global affairs, geared specifically toward students seeking to join the ranks of international policy wonks. The all-star faculty list includes multiple former presidential advisors.
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