University of California - San Diego

Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

International Relations and Pacific Studies


9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Joint Ph.D. in International Affairs/Political Science, MPIA - Master of Pacific International Affairs;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The focus of the IR/PS MPIA degree is on the Pacific region, allowing students to choose from 5 specific regional focus areas (specifically China, Japan, Korea, Latin America and Southeast Asia) and eight different career tracks emphasizing international relations, politics, economics, management, international technology, public policy, nonprofit, environmental issues, development, regional issues, analytical skills, and foreign language. UCSD's Department of Political Science and IR/PS jointly offer a Ph.D. program that gives special attention to Asia and/or Latin America combining the analytical skills of those disciplines with political economy, institutional analysis, policy analysis (emphasizing economic policy), and regional/empirical knowledge.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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