Graduate Schools

Undergraduates hoping to pursue a career in international affairs should consider going to graduate school in an appropriate field. There are several possibilities:

  • Graduate programs in specific academic fields, such as political science, history, geography, economics, or anthropology. Different programs have different regional and substantive emphases. Most have an academic or theoretical orientation, but some have a practical focus. Ask professors in your field of interest for suggestions about appropriate programs.
  • Law schools and business schools with an international emphasis. Some of these programs have joint J.D.-M.B.A., J.D.-M.A., or M.B.A.-M.A. programs that provide broader international training. Some even have exchange programs with foreign universities. For further information see the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools, and BestBizSchools websites, as well as guidebooks on law and business schools.
  • International Affairs programs. These generally have an interdisciplinary orientation and provide practical training aimed at preparing students for careers in diplomacy, intelligence, journalism, or work in international organizations and other non-governmental organizations. Most also provide useful career-placement services. See the APSIA listing, as well as the list below.
  • Applied programs in specific fields, such as International Development Studies, Schools of Public Health, and Schools of Journalism.

 

International Affairs Programs

For a general overview, see www.apsia.org.


Northeast Region

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
The Maxwell School of Syracuse University
University of Pittsburgh, University Center for International Studies
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Yale University, MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies
Boston University, Graduate Programs in International Relations
Pennsylvania State University, School of International Affairs


Washington 

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
Johns Hopkins University, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Study (SAIS)
American University, School of International Service


Midwest 

Ohio State University, The Master of Science in International Studies 
University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies


Southern Region 

Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
University of Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government and Public Service
University of South Carolina, Master of Arts in International Studies
Florida State University, International Affairs
Florida International University, School of International and Public Affairs
University of Florida, Master of Arts in International Relations
Rice University, Master of Global Affairs


Western Region

University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of California San Diego, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
Monterey Institute, Graduate School of International Policy Studies
Portland State University, MA/MS in Conflict Resolution
San Francisco State University, Master Of Arts In International Relations
University of Oregon, M.A. in International Studies
University of Southern California, Master’s in Public Diplomacy


Foreign 

Carleton University (Ottawa), Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Oxford University, St. Antony’s College
London School of Economics and Political Science
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva)
McMaster University, MA in Globalization Studies 
University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs  
University of Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University Joint Program, PhD Program in Global Governance 
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Bologna Center
International University of Japan, Graduate School of International Relations

International Oriented Business and Law Schools

Northeast Region 

Cornell University Law School
Rutgers University International Business Ph.D Program
Southern New Hampshire University International Business (M.S.)
Southern New Hampshire University Doctor of Business Administration in International Business (D.B.A.)
Brandeis University International Business School


Midwest 

University of Notre Dame LLM in International Human Rights Law
Indiana University School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.): International and Comparative Law 


Southern Region 

Emory Law School
Florida State University JD/International Affairs
Georgia State University Institute of International Business
Southern Methodist University Master of Laws in Comparative and International Law
Tulane University Freeman School of Business International Programs
Duke University Law School International Studies
Florida International University Master of International Business


Western Region 

University of San Francisco Master of International and Development Economics
Monterey Institute, Master of Arts in International Trade Policy
Seattle University, Master of International Business