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 anticipates implementing a PhD in Global Studies with applications submitted in Fall 2014 for the program start in 2015-16.

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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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University of California
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

The Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference 2014

Updated: January 6, 2014 - 3:10pm


Notice of Application for Alien Employment Certification

Updated: December 17, 2013 - 1:47pm


M.A. Degree Program Applications Now Being Accepted

Updated: October 25, 2013 - 11:20am


Prof. Paul Amar Tops Publishing Rankings

Updated: October 15, 2013 - 1:43pm


Global Events

Global Health, Market Foster-Care & the New Washington Consensus
Speaker: Matthew Sparke, University of Washington
Event Date: April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm


Gisela Arandia Covarrubias: Mellichamp Global Studies Lecture Series
Speaker: Gisela Arandia Covarrubias, UNEAC, the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers
Event Date: April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm