Master of Arts degree programs
- Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration
Provides students with a multidisciplinary, policy-focused examination of the global economy for those interested in pursuing careers in international policy analysis for public sector agencies, analyst positions in multilateral institutions/organizations, research and analyst positions within non-governmental organizations; and in the private sector as economic policy consultants, country risk or international project analysts or managers.
- International Administration
Provides students with a thorough foundation in management skills (people, programs or policies), required for leaders in nonprofit or public sectors working in an international context.
- International Development
Prepares students for careers in government, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. The program reflects an approach to development that emphasizes economic issues, the importance/interrelatedness of sustainable economic and human development, human rights, distributive justice and environmental sustainability.
- International Human Rights
Provides students with opportunities to explore issues of human dignity while critically examining the norms, processes and institutions designed to promote and protect human rights on our globalizing world. The program provides the skills and training for graduates to work in international non-profits and international rights advocacy.
- International Security
Provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the international security environment of the 21st century for work in research, management and policy positions in government and consulting groups.
- International Studies
Provides an interdisciplinary core with an in-depth study of a disciplinary field and a substantive concentration for those who are interested in pursuing careers in diplomacy, public service, academia and the private sector, as well as those interested in pursuing a PhD.
- Peace Corps Master's International Program
Provides an 18 credit hour waiver for students interested in pursuing an MA in International Administration, International Development or Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration and enrolling in the U.S. Peace Corps.
- Peace Corps Fellows Program
Provides an 18 credit hour waiver toward any of our 90 credit hour MA programs for all Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
- Conflict Resolution
Please note: This MA program is housed at the Josef Korbel School but is administered through the Conflict Resolution Institute.
MA programs are completedwithin two academic years of full-time study. Part-time study is also available with an MA degree completion timeline of five years.
Dual and Joint degree programs
Dual degree programs integrate two graduate-level degrees from two schools--an MA degree from the Josef Korbel School and a graduate degree in business, law or social work--in a reduced amount of time. Applicants must apply and gain acceptance to both schools to be considered a dual degree student. The following dual degree programs are offered through the Josef Korbel School:
- Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration and International Master's of Business Administration (iMBA)
- International Studies and Juris Doctor
- International Studies and Master's of Social Work
Joint degree programs involve a single degree that incorporates curricula from two schools. The Josef Korbel School participates in a joint degree program, the MA in International and Intercultural Communications, with the School of Mass Communications.
Graduate certificate programs
- Certificate program in Global Health Affairs
Provides advanced theoretical, practical and leadership training at the intersection of health and international affairs.
- Certificate program in Humanitarian Assistance
Provides selective coursework for students seeking a deeper understanding of the theoretical, normative and practical dimensions of humanitarianism within the context of humanitarian intervention and disaster relief.
- Certificate program in Homeland Security
Provides comprehensive skills to address the critical need to prevent and cope with acts of international terrorism. Students are prepared through a spectrum of approaches to become a specialist in a challenging field as administrators, executives, analysts and consultants.
The Doctoral program combines broad and rigorous training in international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory. In recent years, our doctoral graduates have gone on to teach at universities and liberal arts colleges and have pursued non-academic careers at the Ford Foundation, Carter Center, American Red Cross, the U.S. Government and more.
The BA program in International Studies offers undergraduate students critical knowledge and skills for succeeding in a world that, for better or for worse, has gone global. Whether your interests lie in business, law, environmental studies, social work, communications or information technology, every student will benefit from a highly flexible and customizable program, grounded in theoretical, normative and practical competencies. Relevant concentration areas, ample study abroad opportunities, for-credit internships, and an exceptional dual degree BA/MA program, make the BA program in International Studies unique among its peers.