Academics & Degrees
Our unique interdisciplinary programs unpack how social, environmental, political and economic intersections shape global affairs. We emphasize real-world experience through study abroad opportunities, internships and simulated debates, equipping you with both the theoretical framework and hands-on experience you'll need to put ideas into motion.
We challenge you to think critically and explore solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time: responding to new and emerging security threats, advancing human rights and social justice, making the global economy fairer and more inclusive, combating climate change, and resisting threats to democracy around the world. We give you the skills you will need to be an effective leader on these and other critical global issues.
Great Student-to-Faculty Ratio
Korbel currently has a 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students work closely with faculty, practitioners and experts to advance research and scholarship in the field.
Small Class Sizes
The current average size of an undergraduate class at Korbel is 30 students, and an average graduate seminar is 22 students. Our small class sizes allow for greater collaboration with faculty and increased collaboration among students.
Over 30 countries are represented in our Korbel student body.
An Innovative Approach to Education
Working Toward the Common Good
As one of the leading international studies schools in the country, we are tasked with empowering tomorrow's global leaders. By examining today's critical issues with the support of like-minded peers and world-class faculty, you can examine problems on a global scale and develop strategies to improve lives.
The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is a leading center for advanced training and research in international affairs. Many of our students go on to shape politics, policy, big businesses and humanitarian efforts in non-profits.