The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world’s leading schools for the study of international relations. Located in Denver, Colorado, the Josef Korbel School invites students from around the globe to think beyond the Beltway with innovative interdisciplinary programs.
As a top ranked school for the study of international affairs, the Josef Korbel School offers intellectually rigorous programs that prepare students for careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The Josef Korbel School offers unique, flexible, degree programs that provide the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your career and to understand the challenges of our world. Each year our MA degree programs enroll approximately 200 students from across the globe. Since the school’s founding in 1964, its graduates have become leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Our degree programs include:
- Conflict Resolution
- Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration
- International Administration, International Development
- International Human Rights
- International Security
- International Studies
Students pursuing our MA degree programs can also incorporate one of our graduate certificates in: Global Health Affairs, Homeland Security, and Humanitarian Assistance.
In addition to on-campus learning in Denver, Korbel has two off campus programs Through the Geneva program, Korbel students spend six months in Geneva, Switzerland as part of an academic exchange with the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. Student participants intern at a Geneva-based organization and to complete two graduate-level courses during their stay.
The Josef Korbel School has a distinct presence in Washington D.C. . In conjunction with Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the Josef Korbel School participates in the Global Security and Development program in D.C. This program builds professional skills needed for career opportunities through a combination of coursework and supervised internships.
The Josef Korbel School’s internationally respected faculty conducts world-class teaching and research. Our professors are as invested in their students, courses and mentoring as they are in their research. Our degree directors are focused on the real world, identifying new employment opportunities in their respective specialties and new skills employers in those fields demand. Our school also benefits from the expertise of practitioners, adjuncts and visiting professors from around the world. The School is home to a number of research centers, institutes and clinics that add depth and breadth to the school’s commitment to integrating teaching, research and practical problem solving. Students gain enriching research and internship opportunities through these centers, where they work alongside and network with world-renowned scholars, practitioners and experts.
Hailing from around the world, students at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies are ethnically, culturally and spiritually diverse. What binds us together is a commitment to new experiences, a love of diverse perspectives, scholarly excellence, and an insatiable curiosity and drive to make a difference. At the Josef Korbel School, we’ve created an intimate, enriching environment for sharing concepts that reach beyond conventional thought. You’ll be challenged in your studies and inspired by the caliber of ideas that spill out of the classroom and into the School community.