Degrees at a Glance

The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy offers six graduate degree programs in international affairs and public policy. Read below for more information!

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Master of International Affairs (BA/MIA) is a consecutive program with the undergraduate International Studies Program. The program is open only to International Studies-International Business, International Studies-Economics and International Studies-Political Science majors at UC San Diego.

Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time professional degree program combining regional expertise in Asia and/or the Americas and an area of focus within the international affairs field.

Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a two-year, full-time professional degree program allowing students to dive deep into one of more policy areas.  

Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA) is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. The ability to use original language source material is essential for serious professional analysis of China.

Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is an executive degree program. Only applicants with a minimum of five or more years of work experience will be considered for admission to this program.

Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs is a joint program with the UC San Diego Department of Political Science.