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Employing IR/PS Graduates


IR/PS is the only graduate school of international relations in the world-renowned University of California system. The Master of Pacific International Affairs (MPIA) two-year professional degree program is based upon a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum.

The program goes beyond traditional international affairs or business management to specialize in the commerce, politics, economics, and public policies of the Asia-Pacific region including Latin America. 

IR/PS graduates have successful careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Employing IR/PS graduates - We invite you to register with our online system IRPSCAREERS, or contact Career Services staff to post an internship/job, share your knowledge on a career panel, or conduct on-campus interviews. 

IR/PS career fairs
– IR/PS participates in several annual career fairs and consortiums. These fairs connect IR/PS students with domestic and international employers both in-person and virtually. 

UC San Diego Virtual Campus - The University Of California, San Diego Virtual Campus is the direct, online channel for companies and alumni to connect and interact with UC San Diego students.

More information - View our recent employment statistics, Class of 2010 employers by sector, feedback from employers about our IR/PS students, or peruse the Profiles of Recent Graduates web page to read quotes about our graduates' entry into the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Also, learn about our distinguished future graduates, the Dean's Fellows.