About Global Studies

SSMS Building - PhotoJanuary 2014 marked the fourteenth anniversary of the establishment of UCSB’s pioneering Global & International Studies Program. When established in early 1999, it was widely recognized as one of the nation's first interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in international studies to focus on globalization. Today, the Program has a highly successful Masters Program in Global Studies, a PhD emphasis in Global Studies, and will begin accepting applications for its PhD in Global Studies this fall, 2014.

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MA candidate, Miranda Fox and Former President Bill Clinton.

MA alumna, Alanna Pardee, during internship in Nambia, 2009.

Madeleine Albright visits with MA candidates, 2006.

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Global & International Studies Program
Social Sciences & Media Studies Bldg., 2nd floor
Campus Mail Code: 7065
Santa Barbara , CA 93106-7065

Undergraduate: (805) 893-7860
Graduate: (805) 893-4668
Fax: (805) 893-8003

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Global News

Associate Professor Esther Lezra publishes new book on the Transfigurations and Mistranslations of Black Freedom Culture in Narratives of the Colonial Era

First Global Studies PhD Students Due Fall 2015

Written by Lalaie Ameeriar, Affiliated Faculty, Global and International Studies

UCSB Offers Global Studies PhD

Updated: June 30, 2014 - 4:11pm

UCSB Offers First Global Studies PhD, Daily Nexus

Global Studies PhD Approved!

Updated: June 3, 2014 - 10:13am

The Office of the President Signs Off on the First Global Studies PhD in the UC System