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Who We Are

IRPS Students in Gobi Desert, China IR/PS is a true 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.

Since its founding in 1986, IR/PS has trained through its degree programs more than 2,500 global students who now hold positions of leadership in business, government, and nonprofits throughout the world.

Furthermore, hundreds of professionals have enhanced their careers and their organizations through non-degree academic certificate programs offered at the School's Global Leadership institute.

IR/PS is a graduate school anchored in the reputation and successes of UC San Diego and the UC system. It is guided by individuals who strive to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism, which is embodied in our ethical principles. Furthermore, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential ingredients of academic excellence.

We invite you to meet the Dean, faculty, staff and the School’s International Advisory Board today.

IR/PS is a member school of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).