Elliott School captures top spots in magazine survey

The Elliott School of International Affairs earned three top-10 spots for its undergraduate and graduate programs in Foreign Policy’s ranking of international relations programs in this month’s issue.

The magazine ranked the Elliott School’s undergraduate program No. 9, noting Middle East scholars Marc Lynch, Nathan Brown and Amitai Etzioni as its all-star professors. The school’s graduate program was ranked No. 7, and the school overall was named the No. 9 feeder school for “inside-the-beltway jobs.”

Foreign Policy drew its rankings from a survey of international relations scholars, which was conducted by researchers at the College of William and Mary.

The school’s undergraduate ranking is a leap from the last survey in 2009, which left the program unranked.

Cross-town rivals Georgetown and American universities both earned top-10 nods as well for undergraduate programs, coming in at No. 5 and No. 10 respectively. Each school has gained prominence in the international relations field for its proximity to foreign policy decision-makers in D.C.

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