GW lauded for international relations undergraduate and policy-focused master’s programs.
February 11, 2015
Foreign Policy Magazine published its list of best international relations schools last week, naming the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in the top 10 for its undergraduate and master’s programs.
“I am proud that GW's Elliott School of International Affairs was recognized as one of the top 10 schools for the study of international affairs at the undergraduate and master's levels," said Elliott School Dean Michael E. Brown. "The Elliott School is one of only seven schools to be ranked in the top 10 at both levels. It's a nice club.”
Foreign Policy’s list is informed by a survey of 1,615 international affairs scholars from 1,375 American universities. The survey is a collaboration between the magazine and the College of William & Mary’s Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) project. Results are compiled every three years.
GW's Ph.D. program in political science also made the top 20 this year.
GW has been recognized in previous editions of Foreign Policy Magazine’s list, and it has been featured in the top 10 in the past—although it climbed up one spot from number nine to number eight for undergraduate programs this year.
“I am also pleased that this year's rankings are our highest ever. This is a reflection of the Elliott School's powerful upward trajectory and our recruitment of two dozen stellar faculty members over the past 10 years. The Elliott School's recognition as a world-class institution is tremendously valuable for students and alumni and, indeed, for GW as a whole,” Dean Brown said.