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International & Intercultural Communication program

Graduate Programs

International & Intercultural Communication

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Now, more than ever, the world needs individuals who recognize the importance of complexities of communication across cultural and geographic borders.

The M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication (IIC) program prepares individuals to understand and facilitate all modes of communication and media in a variety of local and global contexts, bridging the gap between both international and intercultural differences.

The IIC program is offered jointly through an interdisciplinary partnership between two large and active entities, the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Students are able to choose from the breadth of coursework available in these two schools, while developing their own specific areas of concentration. Additionally, students are able to take advantage of electives and internships to develop expertise in their field of interest.

Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue careers in international and intercultural public relations and marketing, TV, print and online journalism, government diplomacy, cross-cultural and diversity training, higher education and international education, conflict resolution and cross-cultural human resources/organizational communication.

Effective global communication requires that people understand both international and intercultural differences. Success is based on communicating goals and bridging differences. Students pursuing the MA-IIC establish a strong theoretical and applied foundation, while learning the nuances of the global environment. They then have an opportunity to extend this interdisciplinary base through courses in anthropology, foreign languages and literature, business and other areas.

Strategic Communication & Nonprofit Track

Check out our customized track for students interested in strategic communication, public relations and nonprofit work.

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