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Who We Are

The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) is an interdisciplinary, discovery-driven graduate school focusing on international affairs and public policy. We offer an original and rigorous approach to policy, as our goal is to create global policy solutions that matter.

Why GPS?

Anchored on the shores of San Diego. Standing at the edge of the Pacific, with the entire world ahead of us.

This is where urgency meets momentum. Where collaboration drives solutions. From here, you can make an impact anywhere.

Where to?

The search for solutions starts here

You're here because there is something you care deeply about.

Whatever is driving you, you want to leave the world a better place for future generations.

What problems will you solve?

If solutions don't exist, you're ready to create them. You may be exploring:

  • How do we keep the global temperature from rising in this century?
  • How do we design policy to serve the needs of refugees and migrants?
  • How do we restore peace in war-torn societies?

Tackling pressing issues requires input from a broad range of disciplines and expertise. At GPS, you will have access
to cutting-edge curriculum and a world-class faculty of thinker-practitioners. You will build extensive connections with the policy community and a competitive set of skills that will help prepare you for your career and the challenges you will overcome.


Our faculty integrate rigorous scholarship with an enthusiasm for teaching and active engagement in and out of the classroom. Discover their vast research interests today!

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Our staff is dedicated to supporting faculty, students and friends of the school with valuable, innovative and timely services. Discover the listing of departments and staff members.

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