4. Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (est. 1946; sipa.columbia.edu). Nearly 38 percent of employed 2011 SIPA graduates are working in the private sector, 34 percent in the public sector, and 24 percent in nonprofits, with 6 percent pursuing further study.
5. Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs (est. 1930; wws.princeton.edu). The class of 2011 alumni took their first jobs in the public sector (55 percent), the nonprofit sector (33 percent), and the private sector (12 percent).
6. London School of Economics Department of International Relations (est. 1927; www2.lse.ac.uk/internationalRelations). LSE director Sir William Beveridge felt the school, one of the oldest and largest IR programs, should "be equipped to deal with international affairs from all the three angles of law, history and administration."
7. Tufts University Fletcher School (est. 1933; fletcher.tufts.edu). The Fletcher School has admitted students from more than 40 countries.
8. George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (est. 1988; elliott.gwu.edu). The Elliott School is the largest school of international affairs in the United States.
9. University of Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations (est. 2000; www.politics.ox.ac.uk). It's home to The Centre for Political Ideologies and the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy, among others. The program stresses an interdisciplinary approach.