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University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies


We offer flexible and interdisciplinary training in a variety of fields, and our graduates pursue jobs in all areas of foreign policy, non-governmental and multilateral organizations. Students design their own specializations within degree programs and may elect to add graduate certificates in order to further enhance their areas of expertise.

Thanks to small classes, mentored research and experiential learning—and a 95% job placement rate—Korbel students are ultimately employed as change-agents in organizations around the world.



The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world's leading schools for the study of international relations.

  • A 2015 survey conducted by The College of William and Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations and published in Foreign Policy magazine, ranked our master's degrees #11 in the world for graduate programs in international affairs.
  • The Josef Korbel School offers a Bachelor of Arts degree program in International Studies; a Dual BA/MA program; 7 Master of Arts degree programs; a Master of Public Policy degree; and a Ph.D. degree program in International Studies.
  • Currently, the Josef Korbel School has approximately 400 undergraduate majors, 450 MA students, and 32 Ph.D. students/candidates.
  • Each fall, we bring in a class of about 65 BA students, 200 MA students, and 4 Ph.D. students.
  • The average age of our graduate students is 25 years.
  • Students at the Josef Korbel School hail from over 30 countries.
  • The Josef Korbel School has an approximate 18:1 student/faculty ratio.
  • The average Josef Korbel School class size is 30 students per undergraduate class and 22 students per graduate class.
  • The Josef Korbel School houses 13 academic centers and 18 student organizations.
  • Noteworthy alumni of the Josef Korbel School include:
    • Condoleezza Rice: 66th United States Secretary of State
    • Mohammad Javad Zarif: Iranian Foreign Minister
    • General George W. Casey, Jr., 36th Chief of Staff of the United States Army
    • Heraldo Muñoz: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile
    • Cindy Courville: First U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (2006-08)

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