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Media, Film and Journalism Studies

Department of Media, Film and Journalism

Master's in International and Intercultural Communication

Welcome to the International and Intercultural Communication (IIC) program, a joint master's program from DU's award-winning Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. Take classes in both departments to build a personalized, relevant degree program that best prepares you to pursue your professional goals in an international and/or intercultural context.

The International and Intercultural Communication program requires 56 credits (quarter system) and gives you the option to complete a thesis or a professional internship as your capstone experience.  The degree can also be paired with our Public Diplomacy Graduate Certificate which gives students more specialized, interdisciplinary coursework in global media and strategic communication processes.  

Career Paths Include...

  • Global Health Communication
  • Public diplomacy & Public affairs
  • Cross-cultural and diversity training
  • International education
  • International Administration
  • Media, Globalization & Culture
  • International PR & Marketing Communications
  • Strategic Communication & Nonprofit Management

What sets us apart?

  • Flexible, customized coursework
  • Join faculty in international fieldwork and research 
  • Small seminars and personalized attention
  • Access to tailored professional internships
  • Career assistance and a global network of alumni
  • A community of highly engaged students and faculty
  • A wide range of portfolio development opportunities
  • A passion for making a difference through communication

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Intern with media decision-makers.

Each year, we place approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate students in local, regional, national and international internships. Recent placements include: UNICEF, USAID, U.S. State Department (foreign internships), Global Health Corps, iDE, Weber Shandwick, Citizen Works, ESPN, The Posner Center for International Development and many more.  Read more about our internship program.

As a student in the International and Intercultural Communication M.A. program you will have the opportunity to develop creative campaigns for both corporate and nonprofit clients, participate in community-focused learning projects and integrate theoretical concepts with the professional skills needed for a successful career.

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Why you'll love Denver:

Discover the best of both worlds right outside your door at the University of Denver. Enjoy countless adventures in the vast Rocky Mountains or explore the diverse cultural attractions, sporting events and vibrant city scene of Colorado's Mile High City. 

  • Denver is the #2 best place to live (US News & World Report)
  • Denver is the #4 best place for business and careers (Forbes)
  • Denver is the #6 fastest growing metro area in the US (US Census Bureau)
  • Denver is the #9 best city to relocate to in America (Sperling's Best Places)

Funding Support:

The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies has a handful of scholarships and GTA positions available to incoming and continuing students. These can cover up to half of tuition through general scholarship awards and tuition credits. 

The International and Intercultural Communication program is also a proud partner of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program and offers an 8-credit waiver and other scholarship opportunities to Returned Peace Corps Fellows.