Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs
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.
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.