International Relations is a popular field of study in the United States. Graduates with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in this field often work for the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations, consulting firms, academia, etc. on issues such as international development, U.S. foreign policy, international finance, or foreign affairs in a specific region of the world. Political science, foreign languages, economics, history, law, business, and communication courses are all a normal part of an International Relations curriculum.
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) comprises 34 member schools in North America, Asia and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security. All ASPIA schools offer 2-year Master’s programs, but are a great starting point in the university search of undergraduate students and post-doctoral researchers, too. Many APSIA schools offer joint and dual degree programs that combine the study of international affairs with such fields as law, business, public policy, environmental studies, social work or public health.
www.APSIA.org serves as a clearinghouse of information for prospective students and employers.
APSIA Schools in USA
- American University: School of International Service
- Carleton University: Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
- Columbia University: School of International and Public Affairs
- Duke University: Sanford School of Public Policy
- George Washington University: Elliott School of International Affairs
- Georgetown University: Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
- Georgia Institute of Technology: Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
- Harvard University: John F. Kennedy School of Government
- Johns Hopkins University: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
- Princeton University: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- Syracuse University: The Maxwell School
- Texas A&M University: Bush School of Government & Public Service
- Tufts University: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
- University of California, San Diego: School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
- University of Denver: Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- University of Maryland: School of Public Policy
- University of Michigan: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
- University of Minnesota: Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- University of Pittsburgh: Graduate School of Public And International Affairs
- University of Southern California: Master of Public Diplomacy
- University of Texas at Austin: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
- University of Washington: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
- Yale University: Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies
To search for other US graduate schools, visit http://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools.aspx
Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in this field may search for fellowships at http://www.apsia.org/find-fellowships-scholarships/.
Candidates studying topics that relate to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions may also consider the Fulbright Schuman program at www.fulbrightschuman.eu.