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TOP USA University Rankings for World Politics & International Relations 2021 - QS World University Rankings

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TOP USA University Rankings for World Politics & International Relations 2021 - QS World University Rankings

Studying of world politics and international relations in the United States occupies the first lines of special ratings, ahead of the political science of Great Britain, Canada, Australia. Therefore, applicants from all over the world come to the United States to get specialties related to politics and international relations.

Subjects of study in political science specialties:

  • American politics
  • Global processes
  • Diplomacy
  • History
  • International relationships
  • National security
  • Political theory
  • Human rights
  • Public policy.

American universities provide political science students with internships in the offices of local, national political parties, government organizations, embassies, consulates.

After completing the course, graduates can work not only in these organizations, but also in government, in industry management, journalism, public organizations in the United States and abroad.

The main emphasis in teaching is put on development of skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communications
  • Compiling a holistic view of world politics
  • Formulation of their views on political processes in oral and written form.

Career Opportunities with a Political Science Degree:

  • Diplomat
  • Political analyst
  • Political commentator
  • Political Science Lecturer
  • Civil service worker
  • Specialist in international law
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Rating companies specialist.

US universities also offer programs at the intersection of sciences:

  • Political Science and Business
  • Political Science and Economics
  • Political Science and Law
  • Political Science and Medicine.
1 Harvard University
2 Princeton University
3 Stanford University
4 Yale University

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

6 Columbia University
7 Georgetown University

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

10 University of Chicago

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

12 New York University (NYU)

George Washington University

14 Cornell University

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

16 Johns Hopkins University
17 Duke University
18 American University
19 Brown University
20 Northwestern University

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

22 University of Notre Dame
23 University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas at Austin

25 Boston University
26 The Ohio State University
27 Rice University
28 Texas A&M University
29 Tufts University
30 University of Pittsburgh
31 University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Washington University in St. Louis

34 Dartmouth College

Indiana University Bloomington


Pennsylvania State University

37 Syracuse University
38 The University of Georgia

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)


University of Maryland, College Park


University of Minnesota Twin Cities

42 University of Rochester

University of Southern California

44 University of Virginia


Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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