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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Josef Korbel School building

About our School

Facts

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

  • A 2012 survey conducted by The College of William and Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, ranked our master degrees #11 in the world for graduate programs in international affairs.
  • Currently, the Josef Korbel School has approximately 400 undergraduate majors, 450 MA students and 42 PhD students.
  • Each fall, we bring in a class of about 65 BA students, 200 MA students and 4 PhD candidates.
  • 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 8 different academic centers and 18 different student organizations.
  • Noteworthy Alumni of the Josef Korbel School include:
    Condoleezza Rice: 66th United States Secretary of State
    Javad Zarif: Iranian Foreign Minister
    George W. Casey, Jr.: 36th chief of staff of the United States Army
    Heraldo Muñoz: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile
    Cindy Courvile: First U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (2006-08)