Launch a career at the intersection of policy, global development, and international trade. Earn two degrees in just four semesters.

Our joint MA in International Policy and Development/MA in International Trade is specifically designed to give you real-world experience before you graduate, culminating in a semesterlong practicum, which can be an internship or field-based research project.

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Fall or Spring 60 4 semesters Monterey, California

Find out if IPD/ITED is right for you

60 -credit joint master’s
4 -semester program

Integrated Curriculum

The integrated curriculum helps you develop foundational and advanced skills in trade policy, development, and negotiation, regional expertise, and specialized trade compliance and quantitative analysis. Students gain valuable work experience by completing a professional practicum.

To open up your global career opportunities you can take content courses in a second language and/or courses in intercultural competence.

See the curriculum for more details.

Our Faculty

You will have access to faculty members from multiple degree programs. In addition to their academic roles, many are actively engaged in international organizations including the UNCHR (the UN Refugee Agency), USAID, the World Bank, the State Department, the World Trade Organization, the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the National Foreign Trade Council.

Meet the IPD faculty and the ITED faculty.

Research and Practice

Build valuable professional experience while earning your degree through our research centers, labs, and initiatives:

Peace Corps Connections

  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are encouraged to apply for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, earning yourself a guaranteed scholarship.

  • You can integrate Peace Corps service into your degree through our Options for Peace Corps Service, earning yourself a 50 percent tuition scholarship for your final semester.

Financing Your Education

We offer a variety of resources to make your program more affordable including merit, need-based, partner, and external scholarships for both U.S. and international students. Your personal enrollment advisor is also available to help you think through financing this important investment in your career development.

Earning two master’s degrees in just four semesters represents a significant return on your investment, setting you up for a unique career trajectory.

Learn more about scholarshipsfinancial aid, and tuition and fees.

How to Apply

We take a holistic approach when considering your application, looking at your academic background, international exposure, professional experience, and career goals. We welcome applicants with or without work experience, and our program has numerous opportunities for you to gain professional experience before you graduate. This approach aligns with the Institute’s core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We do not require GRE or GMAT scores for our master’s programs but competitive scores may strengthen your application and positively influence scholarship decisions.

Learn how to apply.

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