T minus 10 days… application priority deadline

The long winter break has come and gone and the first week of the winter quarter 2011 here at the Josef Korbel School is upon us. Ben Cherrington Hall is alive once again with chatter about holiday adventures and excitement abounds over winter courses such as: Indigenous Movements and Human Rights, taught by Professor Louis Esparza, Population, Environment and Development, taught by Professor Sally Hamilton, Political Economy of Globalization, taught by Professor Martin Rhodes and Terrorism, Transportation and Homeland Security, taught by Professor Joseph Szyliowicz, to name a few.

To kick off the new quarter, the next two weeks at the Josef Korbel School are chock full of exciting professional and newtworking events, including:

  • Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Chief Economist at USAID, Steve Radelet will speak with Josef Korbel School students about their career paths and answer questions.
  • The Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East will be hosting a lecture on China-Israel Relations.
  • The Office of Career and Professional Development will be offering its quarterly Career Development Course starting this week and lasting six weeks.
  • “Obama and the Greater Middle East: Rhetoric vs. Reality”: Fawaz Gerges (Professor of Middle East Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics) will deliver a lecture at JKSIS on “Obama and the Greater Middle East: Rhetoric vs. Reality.”
  • Dr. Richard Gilmore, Special External Advisor to the U.S. Government for Private Sector Global Food Security, will present, “The United States and Global Food Security in the 21st Century: Opportunities for Sustainable Agricultural Growth.”
  • Information session regarding the US Department of State’s Oral Assessments and Foreign Service Officer Process.
  • The Josef Korbel School student group, the Denver Women in International Security, will be hosting the Denver CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) course – featuring search and rescue, disaster prevention and mitigation, and recognizing signs of terrorism. This course is a FEMA IS-317 course that will complement online NIMS independent study courses and looks great on a resume.
  • “The Happiest Man in the World” Book Launch Event Featuring Dr. James W. Jackson: You are invited to hear internationally renowned humanitarian and founder of Project C.U.R.E.

JANUARY 15th, 2011

If you don’t know this date and you are applying to our school, there may be a problem. As most of you (hopefully) know, this priority application deadline is quickly approaching so please submit your application and supplemental materials on or before this date.

We do offer rolling admissions so we will consider applications after January 15th,  however, there are no guarantees for admissions after this deadline. Likely we will continue to accept applications until March, but again, there are no guarantees.

To expedite the processing of your supplemental materials, send them directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. Their mailing address is:

Office of Graduate Studies
University of Denver
Mary Reed Building
Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208

Please note: there is a 3-5 business day processing time upon receipt of materials. If you would like to obsessively check the status of your application online, feel free to do so by clicking here and entering your login and pin in the “returning user” section. Please don’t obsessively call us as that will only delay the review time which means you will be waiting longer to hear from us regarding your admission.

If you have a really REALLY important question and have scoured our website and can’t find an answer, feel free to email or call us; korbeladm@du.edu, 303.871.2544.

Good luck!


Nicole Vilegi
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Josef Korbel School of International Studies


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