Ruby, Michigan wipes the floor with Georgetown in Political Science. Michigan's PS department is ranked #2 or #3 in the US, Georgetown's is not even ranked among the top 30. For American Politics, Michigan is the undisputed heavyweight...#1 by a landslide. Georgetown does not come close here.
In International Studies, Michigan has more faculty, a deeper and broader curriculum, more funding and fewer students. Again, the edge goes to Michigan.
Where Georgetown excells is in the study of International Relations. There, they have Michigan beat.
Georgetown is excellent to be sure. If one wishes to work as a diplomat or for the State Department, Georgetown is going to be more effective, although not by a large margin.
This said, academically, Michigan has more to offer.
Bottom line, reputationally and in terms of non-diplomacy related placement, Georgetown and Michigan will both be equally excellent.
Last edited by Alexandre; 05-02-2010 at 10:00 AM.