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School of Global Policy and Strategy (Full-Time, 9-Month Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs (MAS-IA) Program) Cost of Attendance for 2023-2024

These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.

Use this estimated cost of attendance to help determine how much money you’ll need to attend UC San Diego’s GPS Full-Time 9-Month Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs Program (MAS-IA), and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ. For more information on each Cost of Attendance element visit our Financial Aid Terms webpage.

Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Living with Parents On Campus Off Campus
GPS Tuition and Fees (View Components) $52,287 $52,287 $52,287
UC Systemwide Tuition and Fees: $45,600
UC Systemwide Student Services Fees: $1,206
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees: $1,071
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee: $4,410
Living Expenses
Food & Housing for students without dependents
Food & Housing for students with dependents8
$7,716 $23,115 $20,484
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $861 $861 $861
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,452 $1,452 $1,452
Transportation Expenses $1,725 $1,725 $1,725
GPS MAS-IA Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for California and Non-California Residents $64,041 $79,440 $76,809
  1. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the one-time Document fee of $100. COA and award packages are automatically adjusted for incoming students.

  2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) includes the annual UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $4,410. Read more on how to use UC SHIP or how to waive UC SHIP.

  3. Non-California resident and international students are not charged a Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition cost. Non-California residents will be considered for federal aid only: Federal Direct Loans. International students will also be billed a one-time International Student Visa Administration fee of $100. International students may apply for Private Education Loans to assist with educational costs.

  4. The School of Global Policy & Strategy 9-Month MIA program California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is based on the criteria in footnote #6.

  5. The COA above is based on a student living off-campus. A student living on-campus or living with a parent will have a different COA and can refer to the graduate student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs Graduate Students Cost of Attendance (

  6. GPS Full-Time 9-Month MAS-IA Program new and continuing students pay $950 per credit unit. The Full-Time 9-Month MAS-IA Program requires 48 units for completion.

  7. The Miscellaneous personal expenses category will be adjusted, along with federal financial aid for students enrolled less than half-time (i.e. less than 6 units). Miscellaneous personal expenses are indirect costs that are not billed to your student account.

  8. Students with Dependents will be given a separate housing allowance in their cost of attendance.

For off-campus rental options, including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements, please refer to the UC San Diego Off-Campus Housing Services website: Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses. You can also view additional information on current typical housing costs near UC campuses here.

  • Students may submit Cost of Attendance Add-On forms with appropriate documentation for rent and utilities, transportation costs, computer purchases and/or increased books and supplies. Submission of a request does not guarantee an approval.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants. Your Major Department and/or the Graduate Division may provide other forms of financial support. You may be required to complete and submit the FAFSA to be considered for some types of graduate awards. FAFSAs are available beginning October 1st every year. 

  • Students who are unable to complete the FAFSA and/or California Dream Act Application or who are enrolled in less than half-time (6 units), may be able to apply for a private loan. Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants.

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