Top Graduate Schools for International Relations

Considering graduate school? Graduate school is an excellent way to hone your expertise within the broad field of international relations (security studies, humanitarian affairs, etc). Please consult with your academic advisor about what kind of program is right for you, the necessary preparation and the timing. Below is a list of the top PhD and Master’s programs in the United States and abroad.

Please note that LMU does not endorse any of these programs.


Top Ten Master's Programs for International Relations in the U.S.

1) Georgetown University: School of Foreign Service

2) Johns Hopkins University: The School of Advanced International Studies

3) Harvard University: Kennedy School

4) Princeton University: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

5) Tufts University: The Fletcher School, a Graduate School of International Affairs

6) Columbia University: School of International and Public Affairs

7) George Washington University University: The Elliot School of International Affairs

8) American University: School of International Service

9) University of Chicago

10) Stanford University: Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy

Source: The Best International Relations Master's Programs