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Degree Programs

Our degree programs address the challenges of the Pacific region by exploring theoretical and practical applications for professionals working in a global context. 

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Degrees with an Interdisciplinary Outlook

The curriculum 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 and career services programs allow for opportunities around the world.

Concurrent Degrees

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. They are only open to current undergraduate students. These programs incorporate graduate-level coursework into the final year of study for a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree is awarded upon completion of an additional year of coursework at the school.

At the graduate level

We offer a two-year Master of International Affairs, Master of Public Policy and Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs, an executive Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs designed for working professionals and the opportunity for further postgraduate study in conjunction with the UC San Diego Department of Political Science.

Our Degree Offerings

Master of International Affairs

This degree program combines regional expertise and an area of focus within the international affairs field.

MIA Degree

Master of Public Policy

This degree program allows students to dive deep into one or more policy areas in a global context.

MPP Degree

Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs

This degree program combines rigorous professional training with a specialized focus on contemporary China.

MCEPA Degree

Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs

This is an executive degree program and applicants with a minimum of five or more years of work experience will be considered for this program.

MAS-IA Degree

Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs

This program prepares students for careers in teaching and research, or as international affairs researchers and specialists in 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