Educational Approach

Flexible, Research-Based, Hands-On

The Korbel School offers some of the highest-rated international studies programs in the country. Our programs can be customized to match the requirements of the perpetually evolving government, non-profit and private business sectors. While every degree has specific requirements, there are a number of ways to fulfill them. You're free to personalize your studies with electives, internships and study abroad programs.

At Korbel you can expect to receive hands-on training through experiential learning and research. Our students are tasked with identifying today's most significant global challenges and using knowledge as a tool to solve them. As an international school, we emphasize inclusive and academic excellence. As such, our commitment to better the world starts with our approach to education.

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An Integrated Approach

Action Starts with Collaboration

We challenge you to develop a comparative and critical perspective on current affairs while acquiring the technical skills needed to reach your professional goals.

The success of our programs is based on the way we're able to integrate a wide range of academic experiences and perspectives into a powerful, unified educational experience. We believe embracing and supporting new perspectives invigorates academic excellence and pushes our entire community forward in today's rapidly changing global marketplace. With access to research centers, institutes and clinics, you have the resources to shape creative responses to current global challenges.

14th The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is ranked 14th in the world among master’s programs for policy careers in international relations, according to Foreign Policy magazine

30 Korbel students hail from over 30 different countries.

18:1 Average student-faculty ratio.

Korbel Stories

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Advancing Global Peace

Two grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York back a study into global peace and security by the Sié Chéou-Kang Center.

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Student Highlight

At this year’s Black Male Initiative Summit, Gianni Di Cioccio witnessed a moment he will carry with him when he graduates with his MA from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

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Explore Our Academic Programs

Learn how you can customize your international education. 

Korbel Programs