The MA in IIC requires 60 quarter hours of credit, including four courses in communication (10-20 credits from MFJS or Communication Studies COMN) and four in International Studies INTS (20 credits). Required courses include MFJS 4650 and "Foundations in International & Intercultural Communication" (course number to be assigned soon). One course in research methods is also required (4-5 credits), as well as completing a thesis or an internship (5-10 credits). Students must demonstrate a two-year proficiency in at least one language other than English.
No University of Denver language courses may be counted toward requirements of the joint MA program. Students may take language courses to reach or surpass the two-year proficiency level, but these will not count toward the credits required for the degree.
International students whose native language is not English may use that language to meet the requirement, provided they have done academic or professional work in that original language.
The maximum transfer credit allowed is 25 quarter hours.
Summary of Course Work
- MFJS 4650 International Communication (4 credits)
- MFJS 4912 Foundations in International and Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
- Two additional courses in MFJS (or COMN)
- Four courses (20 credits) at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (INTS)
- One course (4-5 credits) in research methods from MFJS, COMN, or INTS. Research courses from other departments can fill this requirement upon approval from the IIC Director.
- 5–10 credits (maximum) in thesis and/or internship courses (MFJS 4995 or MFJS 4980)
- Remaining credits: electives (taken in any department)
- Total: 60 credits
For details on other courses, consult course lists from communication studies, media, film and journalism studies, and/or the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.