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Degree Programs

As a policy school, our distance from Washington, D.C. gives us the freedom to seek progress untethered from tradition and lean into the convening power of the Pacific Coast as a hub of innovation, diversity and proactive problem solving.

Uniquely equipped. Perfectly positioned. 

The curriculum for our degree programs combines three professional school traditions: international relations, public policy and management. Graduates assume senior policy positions in the public and nonprofit sectors as well as in non-governmental organizations and private companies. Our outstanding internship programs and Career and Professional Development Center allow for opportunities around the world.

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Full-Time Degrees   Executive Degree

Which degree is right for you?

Read more about each of our degrees below to find the right fit.

Master of International Affairs

You're interested in developing a deeper understanding of global issues and the impact on society.

MIA Degree

Master of Public Policy

You're interested in analyzing and constructing domestic and international policy through statistical analysis and data-driven research.

MPP Degree

Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs

You're interested in using cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of contemporary China and its relationship with the rest of the world.

MCEPA Degree

Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs

You have five or more years of work experience and you’re interested in studying international relations.

MAS-IA Degree

Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs

You're interested in research careers in political science, with an emphasis in international policy and comparative policy analysis.

Ph.D. Degree

Concurrent Degree Programs

Several five-year concurrent degree programs are offered in collaboration with UC San Diego’s International Studies Program and Departments of Economics and Political Science.

Concurrent Degrees