Admission & Aid

The Korbel Advantage

We're ranked among the top twenty schools in the world for international affairs according to Foreign Policy, and students come from around the globe for Korbel's cross-disciplinary, flexible education. In addition to tailoring their studies and specializing in what matters most to them, our students gain a broad foundation of skills and knowledge that launch meaningful careers around the world.

Beyond the classroom, our research centers, professional partnerships, study abroad opportunities and career counselors ensure that all students further their personal and professional goals.

Applying to Korbel

Undergraduate Admission

Apply directly to DU through either the Pioneer Application or through the Common Application.

Graduate Admission

We proudly offer a variety of top-ranked, flexible graduate programs that empower you to affect positive change in the world.

International Applicants

Students in our programs come from many different countries, and we provide the support and resources needed for international applicants to come to the U.S.

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Explore Our Programs

Learn more about our top-ranked graduate programs.

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Tuition and Aid

Tuition & Fees

All MA and MPP programs at Korbel are 60 credits in length and are completed in two academic years of full-time enrollment.

For the 2021-22 academic year, tuition is $1,295 per credit, making annual tuition approximately $38,850.

Graduate students are also assessed different fees depending upon their program. Learn more.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Undergraduates are eligible for both merit and need-based aid through the central financial aid office. Graduate financial aid varies by program. All students are automatically considered for our merit-based scholarships. No separate application necessary!