Master's in International and Intercultural Communication

In today's increasingly globalized society, the world needs individuals who can navigate the complexities of communication across cultural and geographic borders. By combining courses from the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies, students in the International and Intercultural Communication graduate program gain the cultural knowledge and communications skills they need to be successful in this environment. As a master's student in the International and Intercultural Communication program, you will combine an international relations degree and a strategic communications degree and have the freedom to build a personalized, relevant coursework plan that prepares you to pursue your unique professional goals.



11:1 Student Teacher Ratio Receive individual instruction and mentorship from faculty who are available to their students. Build lifelong relationships while you learn alongside your close knit community of peers.

10-15% of Grad Students Intern Abroad Broaden your world and apply your commitment to intercultural communication by interning abroad. Recent placements include the U.S. Department of State in locations such as Tbilisi, Georgia and Hanoi, Vietnam and Friends of Gueoul (in Senegal).

90% of Students Receive Financial Aid In addition to being a Coverdell Fellows Program we offer scholarships and Graduate Teaching Assistant positions. Awards are based on merit and are allocated on a competitive basis. Addt'l funding available for internships abroad.

Why a Master's in International and Intercultural Communication at DU?

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    Join Our Extensive Professional Network of Business, Nonprofit and Government Partners 

    Our deep faculty and alumni connections both locally and nationally are the building blocks of our outstanding internship program which places all students in tailored experiences to gain real-world experience in their chosen field.  


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    Build Your Best Experience With Our Flexible Curriculum 

    Our customizable coursework is designed to help support our students' ideals and interests.  Students in our program can also layer on a graduate certificate in Public Diplomacy, Global Health Affairs, or Global Business and Corporate Responsibility.


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    A Commitment to Positive Change Through Communication 

    With our emphasis on multicultural and global communication plus a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice, you will join a close-knit community of students, professors and alumni who will support and challenge you to find your voice and follow your passion.


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Samira Rajabi Giving TedX Presentation

DU Alumna Builds Communities of Support through Technology

"I wanted whatever I did in my career to do the most good with the least negative global impact. IIC seemed like it could teach me that."

Samira Rajabi graduated from the University of Denver's master's in International and Intercultural Communication program in 2010. From there she went on to earn a PhD in media research and practice at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she now teaches in their new College of Media, Communication & Information.

Samira says she chose the IIC program because of the faculty and their research. She says, "I was absolutely certain that a bridge between the Korbel School and the Mass Comm school [now MFJS] would enable me to understand what I was seeing in the world in new and compelling ways."

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