6. Columbia University
Program size: 900
Program cost: $41,472
Star professors: Jagdish Bhagwati, Jeffrey Sachs, Joseph Stiglitz
Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) offers a master's
of international affairs that stresses real-world application, including
proficiency in a foreign language, a robust internship program, and workshops
that present real assignments for students working for different organizations.
The international fellows program, open to all
graduate-degree programs at Columbia, provides a unique opportunity for
students to "examine the origins of the current international order" during a
two-semester seminar that includes discussion groups and trips to the United
Nations and Washington, D.C.