UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy

Introduction

Welcome to GPS, a genuine global community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, research, and engagement.

The School is internationally recognized for its expertise on the Pacific—the Americas and Asia—and we seek to be the home of students, alumni, scholars, and leaders from around the world who value tackling global and Pacific challenges with meticulous analysis and a passion for problem-solving. Leveraging our West Coast location and UC San Diego’s renowned programs in science and technology, GPS develops new analytic tools with practical applications, while rigorously training the next generation of global leaders. We embed in our curriculum advanced methods to design, test, evaluate and refine solutions for global societies in the 21st century, teach about the great questions facing the world and prepare our students to identify which results are more likely to work. Our alumni have assumed positions of leadership in businesses, governments, and nonprofits in more than 80 countries across the globe. banner_about_900X300

Who We Are

We are a truly global society of faculty, staff, students and community partners dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through education and research — all with an eye on building a Pacific community. The school is anchored in the reputation and successes of UC San Diego and the University of California system. We are guided by individuals who strive to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism that is embodied in our ethical principles. Furthermore, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential ingredients of academic excellence.

Faculty

Students have unmatched access to internationally renowned faculty who integrate rigorous scholarship with an enthusiasm for teaching and active engagement in and out of the classroom. They are leaders in research ranging from the resolution of civil wars to implications of the changing pattern of international trade; from domestic politics to finance and business in Pacific countries; and from the foreign policy of China to the evaluation of anti-poverty, public health and environmental programs in developing economies. Learn more about the range and depth of their vast research interests today. banner_diversity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are defining features of the school, UC San Diego and the entire University of California system. They are critical elements to a productive and innovate environment, and we embrace them all as sources of strength. Our differences — of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, abilities, experience and more — enhance our ability to achieve our core mission of public service, teaching, and research. We welcome faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds and want everyone to feel respected and valued. Additionally, UC San Diego has many resources that support the recruitment and retention of historically underserved populations, deepen understanding and challenge misconceptions surrounding diversity, and develop proactive leaders who advocate for inclusion.

Students Devoted to Inclusion

Meet two newly formed student groups at the school devoted to inclusion. In addition, led by the Pacific International Affairs Student Organization (PIASO), there are several other regionally and professionally focused student groups that enrich the campus climate.

QuIRPS

The mission of QuIRPS is to foster community among queer and non-queer members of the School and raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people around the world, as well as professional development for queer students and allies.

Women Going Global

The mission of Women Going Global is to increase awareness and the development of women in future leadership roles within international professional and academic realms. The group offers an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the greater San Diego community to exchange in discourse that promotes women’s issues on a global level. You are welcome to contact us directly by phone (858-534-5914) or email (gps-apply@ucsd.edu)

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Programs

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Master

Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA)

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2019 USA San Diego + 1 more

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security. Whether you’re looking to advance your global career or launch a new one, the MAS-IA provides all the tools you’ll need to excel. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is our leading executive international affairs degree. Incoming students are seasoned professionals with five or more years of work experience and our curriculum challenges them by digging deeply into the study of international relations, international political economy, public policy, environmental sustainability and Asia-Pacific security.

We offer the flexibility of both full- and part-time enrollment, allowing students the option of maintaining employment while pursuing their degree. GPS students thrive in the diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere of one of America’s most innovative cities while enjoying proximity to the broader Pacific region that plays such a crucial role in today’s global economy and geopolitics.... [-]


Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA San Diego

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. [+]

GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China.

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S.

The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science, and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions.... [-]


Master of International Affairs (MIA)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA San Diego

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia. GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies. [+]

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year, full-time degree program, focusing on the Americas and Asia.

GPS students develop invaluable global perspectives through engaging with a diverse range of people and ideologies, sculpting skills and sensibilities that will shape future political and economic policies and strategies.

Our faculty consists of leaders in public policy, global politics, international security, business and economics and environmental sustainability.

Our high-performing students—attracted to the School from around the globe—explore a variety of career paths at GPS through dynamic case studies assigned by industry-leading scholars, quantitative analyses of real-world challenges and professional internships.... [-]


Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Campus Full time 2 months September 2019 USA San Diego

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty is go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. [+]

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond.

Our faculty is go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences.

Program Overview

The MPP requires 92 units for completion. All students take eight required core courses in their first year and a capstone research seminar in the second. Students must choose a minimum of one area of specializations. Although proficiency in a foreign language is not required, 24 units may be counted toward the degree as long as the language matches an elective regional or country specialization.... [-]


Contact

School of Global Policy and Strategy

Address 9500 Gilman Dr. #0519
92093 San Diego, California, USA
Website http://gps.ucsd.edu/
Phone 858-534-5914 or gps-apply@ucs