University of Denver


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 of 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 degrees:

  • PhD International Studies
  • MA Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration
  • MA International Administration
  • MA International Development
  • MA International Human Rights
  • MA International Security
  • MA International Studies
  • Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program
  • Peace Corps Master's International Program
  • Certificate in Global Health Affairs
  • Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance

    APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

  • Addresses


    Josef Korbel School of International Studies
    2201 South Gaylord Street
    Ben Cherrington Hall, Suite 118
    Denver, Colorado 80208-0280


    Josef Korbel School of International Studies
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    2201 S. Gaylord Street, Suite 118
    Denver, Colorado 80208

    Career Services

    Josef Korbel School of International Studies
    Office of Career and Professional Development
    2201 S. Gaylord Street, Suite 122
    Denver, Colorado 80208

    Fields of Specialization

  • International Politics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Economics
  • International Political Theory
  • International Business
  • Global Public Health
  • Environmental Policy
  • Policy Analysis
  • International Political Economy
  • International Security
  • Human Rights
  • International Project Management
  • International Non-Profit & NGO Management
  • Research Methodology & Field Methods, Anti-Human Slavery & Trafficking
  • International Law

    Numerous academic centers, clinics and institutes, including:

  • Center for China-U.S. Cooperation,
  • Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East
  • Center on Rights Development
  • Human Trafficking Clinic
  • Sie Center for International Security and Diplomacy
  • Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
  • Center for Sustainable Development

    Joint Degrees

  • Dual Degree MA Global Finance Trade and Economic Integration and International Master of Business Administration

  • Dual Degree MA International Studies and Juris Doctorate

  • Dual Degree MA International Studies and Master of Social Work

  • Joint Degree MA International and Intercultural Communication

    Core Courses

    Core Curriculum:

  • International Political Theory
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • International Economics
  • Political Theory

    Program and Issue Specialization Courses

    Methodology and Skills Courses

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