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Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs

MAS-IA Class of 2015

The Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) is an executive master's degree program offered at IR/PS.

MAS-IA students are dynamic professionals seeking specialized and advanced education in the field of international affairs. They come from many countries with diverse backgrounds in industry, government, media and non-profit organizations. They have a minimum of five years of professional work and relevant international experience.

Students enrolled full-time complete the degree in a nine month academic year (holders of F or J visas must study full-time). A part-time enrollment option (2 academic years) is also available to professionals with flexible work schedules. 

At a Glance

Explore how the MAS-IA curriculum instills a strong understanding of how public policy, management and international interactions shape strategic decision-making.

Tailor your graduate education by selecting a career track from among the following:

  • Environmental Policy and Sustainability
  • International Political Economy
  • International Public Policy
  • International Relations
  • Security of the Asia-Pacific

Learn about the courses that focus on the politics and economics of five regions: China, Japan, Korea, Latin America and Southeast Asia.


Please contact IR/PS Admission or MAS-IA Program Coordinator Maura Deignan for any questions.

IR/PS adheres to all University of California policies and procedures regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. For more information, please visit the UC San Diego Office of Graduate Studies