Georgetown University is one of the top ranked International Relations (IR) schools in the United States. Faculty members teaching international relations at U.S. universities voted Georgetown as one of the best places for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing IR programs. According to the report published by the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William and Mary (March/April 2009 issue of Foreign Policy magazine), Georgetown is ranked No. 1 in the survey of top master's degree programs in IR for students looking to pursue careers in policy. Columbia University is ranked in the top five (#5) in this category.

In addition Georgetown earned the 15th highest number of votes in the category: Top Ph.D. programs for students interested in pursuing academic careers in IR.

University of California, San Diego was ranked 9th in the nation on a list of the best schools for students pursuing an international relations career in academia. It was also ranked 10th on the list for students aspiring to a career in public policy, while Johns Hopkins University was rated 1st for public policy studies. The survey of over 1,100 college and university scholars asking professors to name the best schools for both academic and policy careers has been published by the influential journal "Foreign Policy".

List of International Relations schools in US:
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Prescott College
  • Hendrix College
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas Little Rock
  • Samford University
  • Spring Hills College
  • Troy University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Pacific:
  • University of California, San Diego: Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of Denver: Graduate School of International Studies
  • Yale University: Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
  • Johns Hopkins University: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • American University: School of International Service
  • Georgetown University: Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • The George Washington University: Elliott School of International Affairs
  • The Institute of World Politics
  • Florida International University: School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • Florida State University
  • University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
  • University of Chicago: Committee On International Relations
  • University of Kentucky: Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
  • Tufts University: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Harvard University: Kennedy School of Government
  • University of Mississippi: Croft Institute for International Studies
  • Oklahoma State University: OSU School of International Studies
  • Seton Hall University: John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Princeton University: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • The New School: Graduate Program in International Affairs
  • Columbia University: School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • Syracuse University: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • University of Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Pennsylvania State University: School of International Affairs
  • Brown University: Watson Institute for International Studies
  • University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
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