Top Schools with International Affairs Degree Programs: List of Schools

Learn about two of the top international affairs degree programs offered by U.S. colleges and universities. Read on for more information about the schools, their locations, rankings and programs so that you can compare similarities.

School Overviews

Profiled below are two of the top schools in the U.S. to offer specialized degree programs in international affairs. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered by these educational institutions, both of which are located on the East Coast. Coursework typically includes classes in economics, history and politics as they apply to international relations. Read on for more information.

1. Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

School Highlight: The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service also has a campus in Qatar.

Georgetown University offers approximately 30 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including certificate programs. The university is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and is listed as one of the best graduate programs in international affairs by the Foreign Policy Association on the association's most recent top schools list. Students in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program can select a concentration in international relations and security to become skilled at analyzing culture, history, politics and economics in a global context.

2. Princeton University in Princeton, NJ

School Highlight: Graduates go on to become leaders in the private and nonprofit domain all across the world.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in international affairs are offered by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The Master in Public Affairs (M.P.A.) includes an international relations concentration, where students study theory and apply understanding to international politics, security and economics.

Top International Affairs Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

School Name Distinction Location
American University The School of International Service hosts several research and learning centers and projects Washington, D.C.
Columbia University in the City of New YorkThe School of International and Public Affairs host four centers and one institute New York, NY
Harvard University Harvard Kennedy School hosts 15 policy and research programs and centersCambridge, MA
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies is home to four institutes and research centers Baltimore, MD
Stanford University Ranked #5 among best national universities by U.S. News and World Report in 2015 Stanford, CA
University of California - San Diego Programs include B.A. in International Studies with seven options and 5-year combined B.A./Master of International AffairsLa Jolla, CA

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