Josef Korbel School of International Studies

You Can See Far From Here.

A Korbel education gives you the knowledge and skills to effect change in a globalized world.

We create an environment that fosters learning not only in theory but in practice, providing our students with hands-on experience and practical knowledge. The Korbel School's location in Denver offers a vast perspective on our world and the issues of the day, along with an intimate and personal learning environment.

Find your cause.

At the Korbel School, students, faculty and practitioners work collaboratively on some of the most pressing issues facing our world.

Inclusive Economic Growth: Making the global economy more equitable and inclusive

Security: Responding to new and emerging security threats

Social Justice: Advancing human rights

Sustainability: Combating climate change

Democracy: Promoting healthy democracy

#14 Our master's programs are top ranked in the world

12 Degree programs

95% Employment rate for grad students

Once a student in Korbel’s Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) program, Nyambe Muyunda now holds a masters degree that he’s leveraged into a role at Apple, where he manages raw materials sourced from conflict zones.

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Nyambe Muyunda

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"Today, our mission is more important than ever. We are taking on the great challenges of our time: making the global economy more equitable and inclusive, responding to new and emerging security threats, advancing human rights and social justice, combating climate change, and promoting healthy democracy."

Fritz Mayer, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies More From Dean Mayer
Fritz Mayer

Recent Successes

Examining Africa's Future

Jonathan Moyer, director of the Korbel School's Pardee Center for International Futures, is spearheading an effort to examine the key trends that may define Africa’s future development. 

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Rebecca Galemba
Investigating Wage Theft

Driven by immigration and its impact on the Denver community, DU's Rebecca Galemba is working to explore wage theft, particularly as it relates to Denver's Latinx population.

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Albright Returns to DU

There are many reasons Madeleine Albright decided to write her book, “Fascism: A Warning.” But in examining the history of oppressive, regimes, it was impossible to ignore her own history.

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