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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Professor Peter Van Arsedale teaching a class at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Academic Programs

Masters Programs

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.

Graduate degree programs at the Josef Korbel School

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In addition to pursuing our MA degree programs, students can:

*Note: these certificates are not stand along programs and must be taken in conjunction with a MA program at the Josef Korbel School.  Incorporating a certificate will not require additional credit hours as credits are double counted toward an MA degree and the certificate requirements.

Dual Degree Programs

Dual degree programs integrate two graduate level degrees from two schools--an MA degree from the Josef Korbel School and an MA in social work or a JD--in a reduced amount of time. Applicants must apply and gain acceptance to both schools for dual degree status. The following dual degree programs are offered through the Josef Korbel School:

Master of Arts in International Studies and Juris Doctor Program

This innovative and rigorous dual degree program combines a three year Juris Doctor (JD) with a full year of master's level training in international studies. To be eligible, applicants must be accepted to both the Josef Korbel School, a leading school for the study of international affairs, and the Sturm College of Law, a top 100 law school with nationally ranked programs in environmental and natural resources law, legal writing, clinical training, international law and tax law.

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Master of Arts in International Studies and Master of Social Work

This dual master's degree program combines a complete social work education with a full year of work in international studies. Applicants must be accepted to both the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Graduate School of Social Work to be eligible for this program. Students typically spend their first and third years at the Graduate School of Social Work and their second year of study at the Josef Korbel School.

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