カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Syracuse University (Maxwell)

【2018年入学用出願締め切り日】Syracuse University : Public Administration & International Affairs

Syracuse University, Maxwell School (Public Administration & International Affairs)の出願締め切り日が発表されました。
https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/paia/admissions/Admissions/

Completed applications are reviewed from early January through March 1 with an application deadline of February 1. Early application is encouraged and applications received after February 1 will be reviewed only as remaining class vacancies allow.

Financial aid decisions are made separately from admissions decisions. All financial awards will be made on or around March 15. All students will receive an email notification regarding financial awards (even if no award is made) no later than April 1.

■出願書類
Personal Statement
This is the most critical component of the application. The personal statement should:
入学審査においてPersonal Statementの比重まではわかりませんが、重要度が高いことは認識しておきましょう。他校で使用した同書類をそのまま転用することなく、以下の内容に回答していることを必ず確認した上で提出していきましょう。

  • Address the applicant’s understanding of and interest in his or her chosen field
  • Explain the motivation behind the applicant’s desire to enter graduate study in public administration and/or international relations
    →International RelationsやPublic Administration分野でキャリアをディベロップさせていきたいと思った理由。大学院留学を考える上ではいくつかの選択肢があったかと思いますが、そうした過程をえて上記分野を選んだ理由を述べます。「学生時代からその道へ進むことを検討していた」といった抽象的な考えを述べることは回避してください。自分の意図や目的をAdmissions側と共有するためにも、Personal Statementにて用いるエピソードを選定しておきましょう。
  • Outline the applicant’s academic and professional career goals
    →Career Goals = 学位取得後の短期目標+長期目標

Resume
A professional resume is required. It should outline the applicant’s employment history, volunteerism and community service, academic honors and scholastic recognition, publications, leadership roles, professional associations joined, and other activities related to his or her career goals.  Applicants for the MA IR should highlight their international experiences and language proficiency on their resume.

上記ハイライト箇所:
1. Employment History
2. Volunteerism(学生以降)
3. Community Service (学生以降)
4. Scholastic Recognition (奨学生としての経験など)
5. Publication (学士、修士論文等も含む)
6. Leadership Roles(役職や肩書きではなく、自らが主導権を発揮して取り組んだこと)
7. Professional Association Joined(所属する学会、スターディーグループなど)

Test
Though students should do as well on these exams as possible, an exceptionally high or low test score will never be the sole reason behind an admission decision.  While there are no cut-offs, here are the median scores for admitted students averaged over a three year period: GRE:  580/158 – V, 700/155 – Q, and 4.5 – AW; TOEFL: 105.

The Best International Relations Schools

毎年4月に発表されるUS News Rankingが世間では著名な大学院ランキングとして認知されていますが、なかなか、国際関係学分野に焦点を絞ったランキングはお目にかかったことがありません。左記の分野で数少ないランキングの代表格として、以下Foreign Policy サイトに掲載されているランキングを紹介します。

The results of the 2014 Ivory Tower survey—a collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary—provide an insider’s guide. Responses from 1,615 IR scholars drawn from 1,375 U.S. colleges and universities determined rankings for the leading Ph.D., terminal master’s, and undergraduate programs in IR. (The scholars were asked to list the top five institutions in each category.) The survey also quizzed respondents about recent historical events and future policy challenges: Just how plausible is a U.S. war with China, for example, and who was the most effective secretary of state over the past 50 years? (Hint: Neither Condoleezza Rice nor John Kerry.)

All told, the Ivory Tower survey offers a window into how America’s top IR scholars see the world today—and which institutions are effectively nurturing future generations of thinkers and policymakers.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/03/top-twenty-five-schools-international-relations/

Top Master’s Programs for Policy Career in International Relations
1. Georgetown University
2. Johns Hopkins University
3. Harvard University
4. Princeton University
5. Columbia University
6. Tufts University
7. George Washington University
8. American University
9. London school of Economics (LSE)
10. Stanford University
11. University of Denver
12. University of Chicago
13. University of California, San Diego
14. University of Oxford
15. Yale University
16. Syracuse University
17. University of California, Berkeley
18. University of Cambridge
19. University of Pittsburgh
20. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
21. Middleburry Institute of International Studies at Monterey
21. Sciences Po-Paris
21. University of Michigan
24. Graduate Institute of International and Dev. Studies
24. New York University
24. Texas A&M University

ランキングのみで出願先を選定すること自体をお勧めしませんが、まずは大学に対する評価を把握するためにランキングを活用してはいかがでしょうか?

 

 

 

2016 US News Best Graduate Schools Ranking <Public Affairs編>

US News RankingのPublic Affairs版が発表されました。学校調査を行い、各校の知名度等を把握する上でお役立てください。

Earning your M.P.A. can lead to a career in public service, both domestically and abroad. Curricula often incorporate courses in policy, economics, analysis and management. These are the top public affairs schools. Each school’s score reflects its average rating on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), based on a survey of academics at peer institutions.     http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-public-affairs-schools/public-affairs-rankings

#1 Syracuse University (Maxwell)
#2 Indiana University—Bloomington
#3 Harvard University (Kennedy)
#4 University of Georgia
#5 Princeton University (Wilson)
#6 New York University (Wagner)
#6 University of California—Berkeley (Goldman)
#6 University of Southern California (Price)
#9 Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz)
#9 University of Kansas
#9 University of Washington (Evans)
#12 American University
#12 George Washington University (Trachtenberg)
#12 University of Michigan—Ann Arbor (Ford)
#12University of Wisconsin—Madison (La Follette)
#16Arizona State University
#16 Duke University (Sanford)
#16Florida State University (Askew)
#16University at Albany—SUNY (Rockefeller)
#16University of Kentucky (Martin)
#16University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (Humphrey)
#16 University of Texas—Austin (LBJ)
#23 Georgetown University
#23 Georgia State University (Young)
#23 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—Newark
#23 University of California—Los Angeles (Luskin)
#23 University of Chicago (Harris)
#23 University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

国際関係学大学院ワールドランキング(修士課程編)

今月初めにTop Master’s Programs for Policy Career in International Relationsに関するランキングが発表されました。そして下記URLにアクセスいただきますと、修士課程のみならず、学士、さらには博士課程のランキングも確認することができます。
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/03/top-twenty-five-schools-international-relations/?utm_content=buffer80538&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The results of the 2014 Ivory Tower survey—a collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary—provide an insider’s guide. Responses from 1,615 IR scholars drawn from 1,375 U.S. colleges and universities determined rankings for the leading Ph.D., terminal master’s, and undergraduate programs in IR. (The scholars were asked to list the top five institutions in each category.) The survey also quizzed respondents about recent historical events and future policy challenges: Just how plausible is a U.S. war with China, for example, and who was the most effective secretary of state over the past 50 years? (Hint: Neither Condoleezza Rice nor John Kerry.)

All told, the Ivory Tower survey offers a window into how America’s top IR scholars see the world today—and which institutions are effectively nurturing future generations of thinkers and policymakers.

出願者の学校選択作業においてはランキングが全てを決定付けるものではありませんが、学校リサーチを行う上で、対象となる学校をリストアップする際には役立つと思います。特に大学院レベルでは、卒業後のキャリアを達成するために適したプログラムである旨をエッセイや推薦状コンテンツを通して入学審査官と共有しなければなりません。そうしたポイントを意識しながら、ランキングと向き合い、学校調査を進めていきましょう。

Top Master’s Programs for Policy Career in International Relations
1.Georgetown University
2.Johns Hopkins University
3.Harvard University
4.Princeton University
5.Columbia University
6.Tufts University
7.George Washington University
8.American University
9.London School of Economics (LSE)
10.Stanford University
11.University of Denver
12.University of Chicago
13.University of California—San Diego
14.University of Oxford
15.Yale University
16.Syracuse University
17.University of California—Berkeley
18.University of Cambridge
19.University of Pittsburgh
20.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
21.Monterey Institute of Int’l Studies
21.Sciences Po—Paris
21.University of Michigan
24.Graduate Inst. of Int’l and Dev. Studies
24.New York University
24.Texas A&M University

Top International Affairs Graduate Programs <北米&欧州>

The Foreign Policy Associationが2年前に発表した「世界のベスト50国際関係学大学院プログラム」から、北米とヨーロッパ(英語圏)のプログラムを抜粋してみました。TOEFLが揃い、そしてGREも受験を重ね、少しずつスコアが整い、出願書類への移行にも差し掛かってくる時期ですが、肝心の出願先の選定が遅れている方々も目立ち始めるこの頃です。単なる順位が羅列されているランキングではなく、今回ご紹介させていただいたランキングのように各プログラムの概要や特徴が分かり易くまとめられているサイトは、出願校を絞り込む上で参考にしてはいかがでしょうか。

http://www.fpa.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/International%20Affairs%20Grad%20School%20Guide%20Fall%202012%20Tool%20Book.pdf

・American University School of International Service
・Boston University, Department of International Relations
・Carleton University, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
・Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
・Cornell University, Department of Government
・Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
・George Washington University, The Elliot School of International Affairs
・Georgetown University,Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
・Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
・Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
・John Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
・Kings College London, School of Social Science & Public Policy
・London School of Economics and Political Science
・Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Political Science
・McGill University, Institute for the Study of International Development
・Middlebury College,Monterey Institute of International Studies
・New York University, The Center for Global Affairs
・Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
・Stanford University, The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
・Syracuse University, The Maxwell School
・Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
・University College of London School of Public Policy
・University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy
・University of California, San Diego; School of International and Pacific Studies
・University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Relations
・University of Chicago, The Committee on International Relations
・University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Political Science
・University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
・University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
・University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
・University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
・University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations
・University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
・University of Southern California, Master of Diplomacy
・University of St. Andrews, School of International Relations
・University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
・University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs
・University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
・Yale University, The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center