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Georgetown’s International Relations Masters Programs ranked #1 in the world by new survey published in Foreign Policy Magazine

For the third time in a row, Georgetown University’s Masters programs in international relations have been rated #1 by a survey published in Foreign Policy magazine. The survey (complete survey here) conducted by Paul C. Avey, Michael C. Desch, James D. Long, Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney asked questions of  1,582 U.S. scholars of international relations. When asked the question,  “What are the five best terminal masters programs in the world for a student who wants to pursue a policy career in international relations?,” 69% named Georgetown University. The results are reproduced below.

1 Georgetown University    69%

2 Johns Hopkins University    60%

3 Harvard University    57%

4 Princeton University    44%

5 Tufts University    41%

6 Columbia University    40%

7 George Washington University    38%

8 American University    20%

9 London School of Economics and Political Science    12%

10 University of Chicago    8%

11 University of Denver    7%

12 Stanford University    6%

13 Yale University    6%

14 Syracuse University    5%

15 University of California-San Diego    4%

16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology    4%

16 Oxford University    4%

18 University of California-Berkeley    3%

19 New York University    2%

19 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor    2%

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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