The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies is a leader among institutions of higher learning that prepare students for transnational careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Ranked by Foreign Policy magazine as #12 in the world for master's degree programs in international affairs, the Josef Korbel School offers a customizable curriculum integrating practical and theoretical approaches to the study of our globalizing world.
The Josef Korbel School offers the following degree programs:
PhD International Studies
MA International Administration
MA International Development
MA International Human Rights
MA International Security
MA International Studies
MA Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program
Peace Corps Master's International Program
Dual degree programs with Law, Business and Social Work
Fields of Specialization/
Global Health Affairs
Human Rights / Humanitarian Affairs
Security Studies (National or International)
International Trade / Business
Conflict Resolution / Negotiation
The Josef Korbel School does not offer regionally focused programs, however students can incorporate a regional emphasis through internships, independent study, thesis/substantial research papers and through the courses offered at the Josef Korbel School that focus on the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, Americas/Caribbean and Asia.
Graduate Program Overview
The master's and doctoral degrees offered at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are interdisciplinary programs combining political science, political theory, international law, economics, history and management skills to prepare students to shape creative responses to great challenges of our time, to confront real-world problems armed with historical analogies, a comparative and critical perspective, theoretical frameworks for order complex data, and technical skills.
The Josef Korbel School offers an MA and PhD in international studies and several MA degrees directed at specific topical areas. These degrees help prepare students for careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors or academics.
The courses at the Josef Korbel School are designed to connect theory with practice in areas such as human rights, sustainable development, the environment, security, as well as trade and investment.
Aside from the rigorous coursework offered at the Josef Korbel School, the program is also home to numerous centers, institutes and clinics including:
Center for China-U.S. Cooperation (CCUSC)
The Center On Rights Development (CORD)
Human Trafficking Clinic
Center for Sustainable Development
The Collaborative Refugee and Immigrant Information Center (CRIIC)
Human Rights & Human Welfare: An International Review of Books and Other Publications (HRHW)
The Pardee Center for International Futures (IFs)
Priority deadlines for fall quarter matriculation:
December 15 for international students
January 15 for U.S.students
The Admissions Review Committee seeks well-rounded students with solid academic credentials, relevant work experience and clearly defined professional goals that will be enhanced or met through graduate education.
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