U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans
Our School is well positioned to serve the educational needs of active duty and reserve officers who are allowed time away from service to obtain an advanced degree, and veterans have the opportunity to translate their experience and acquire new skills.
Whether you are continuing with your military service or transitioning into a civilian career, our curriculum focuses on the need to have a comprehensive worldview, with a strong understanding of how public policy, management and international interactions shape strategic decision-making.
UC San Diego is an approved civilian institution for the Navy’s Political-Military National Security/International Relations and Diplomacy 2000 Subspecialty 680 curriculum; the Security of the Asia-Pacific track fulfills these curricular ESRs. Details are available at the NPS CIVINS website.
New for fall 2015 applicants: UC San Diego now offers a graduate application fee waiver to all U.S. veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel. Contact us for more information.
If you are using external funding and are not required to attend Prep in the summer, but opt into the courses, please check with your funding source on payment eligibility.
Active duty service members and veterans will find a comprehensive support network throughout San Diego. Twelve prominent military installations across the county provide personnel services, MWR facilities, medical care, commissary and exchange benefits. Additional campus resources can be found here:
As a professional school, we have a very diverse student body and work to support our students with families. Please review local and campus resources links below: