Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Introduction

The world needs people who can make an impact.

People who can inspire, educate, and innovate. People who can reach across boundaries, and marry principles with real-world engagement.

The world needs people who can understand our greatest challenges, from poverty to climate change, and the connections between them.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school creating the next generation of global change makers. Our degrees emphasize deep collaborative learning: they immerse you in culture and language, and give you the opportunity to acquire and apply practical, professional skills.

The world needs people like you.

Collaborative Learning

Close-knit community

The small and diverse campus community fosters the cross-pollination of ideas with other students and faculty in related degree programs.

Practical skills

Access to worldwide initiatives, research centers, and internship opportunities are integral to your degree so you’ll gain firsthand practical experience in the field.

Full-time faculty

Many of our faculty have international experience in their respective disciplines and often become active mentors to students and remain lifetime colleagues.

Professional opportunities

Graduates pursue fulfilling and meaningful careers around the world—at the United Nations, U.S. State Department, Save the Children, and World Bank, Google, Apple, Oracle, and Deloitte.

Vibrant Location

Monterey is just south of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area—an international center of innovation and technology—and its coastal location provides easy access to both beaches and mountains. The Institute maintains ties to the East Coast through Middlebury College and our Washington, D.C., campus. And students have access to internationally active research centers and programs:

  • Center for the Blue Economy
  • Center for Conflict Studies
  • Center for Social Impact Learning
  • James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Mixed Methods Evaluation and Training Lab
  • Cyber Security Initiative
  • Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program
  • Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies

The best way to balance the rigorous academics of graduate school is to get outside, and there's no better place to do that than Monterey.

International Focus

  • 751 students from more than 40 countries
  • Foreign language component
  • Cultural studies
  • Real-world research
  • Global engagement and cross-cultural communication
  • Worldwide programs
  • Internships in your field

Learning in language and intercultural studies are integral to an Institute education. These skills are central to achieving effective change around the world.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Joint Masters in Public Administration & Masters in International Education Management

Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Joint MPA / MA in International Education Management program prepares students to be leaders at the intersection of education, development, and international exchange. Rather than earning a single Master of Public Administration, students earn two degrees: an MPA and an MA in International Education Management. [+]

The Joint MPA / MA in International Education Management program prepares students to be leaders at the intersection of education, development, and international exchange. Rather than earning a single Master of Public Administration, students earn two degrees: an MPA and an MA in International Education Management. The joint-degree program offers a multidisciplinary approach to education within the international development context. Students gain practical skills and tools while building in-depth management competencies for educational settings of all types. Curriculum In five semesters, students earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and an MA in International Education Management. Our distinctive program features four semesters of coursework and a one-semester professional practicum in the international education field. You will have access to faculty members who are experts in fields such as international enrollment, education development, and consulting. Content-based learning in the language of your choice is built into the core courses of both degrees. Career Outcomes Our graduates work in a range of professional capacities at universities, colleges, governmental, and nongovernmental education organizations, including: Assistant director Enrollment marketing manager International student advisor and SEVIS coordinator Team development specialist International education consultant Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Education Management program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

Master in International Environmental Policy

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

We educate students to be leaders in solving the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our innovative curriculum for the International Environmental Policy program develops the critical knowledge and skills to tackle complex environmental challenges especially those posed by the multiple threats from climate change. [+]

We educate students to be leaders in solving the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our International Environmental Policy Program Our innovative curriculum for the International Environmental Policy program develops the critical knowledge and skills to tackle complex environmental challenges especially those posed by the multiple threats from climate change. As internationally recognized experts and practitioners, International Environmental Policy faculty members stay ahead of today's job market to ensure that our students are prepared for the careers of the future. Our students come from a variety of countries to pursue their interests on a wide range of interdisciplinary issues. Customized Focus Areas We have expertise at the forefront of new career opportunities in International Environmental Policy and offer interdisciplinary coursework and immersive field experience in the three following areas. Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Integrating traditional marine science and policy with economics and management to promote ocean and coastal sustainability. Business Sustainability and Development Exploring the role of markets in promoting global sustainability and sustainable development through business models, private-public partnerships, and public policy. Natural Resource Policy and Management Examining the role of the public and private sectors in conservation policy and management, from agriculture to protected areas to forestry. Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy Program Our Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy program provides an opportunity for students to earn two master's degrees in five semesters. Internships in International Environmental Policy Students gain professional experience through internships, prestigious fellowships and other real-world, immersive programs such as: Center for Blue Economy Summer Fellows Boren Fellowship Sea Grant Fellowship Fulbright Program Certificate in International Development and Social Change International Professional Service Semester Frontier Market Scouts Careers in International Environmental Policy Our graduates work within some of the most prestigious organizations around the world, in government, business, and the non-profit sectors, solving challenging environmental and sustainability issues. More than 150 environmental organizations have offices right here in the Monterey Bay area. Explore the exciting career paths our graduates have taken. [-]

Masters in International Policy and Development

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Promote Global Development The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

Masters in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues [+]

Make Our World a Safer Place The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues. Creating a World of Change Dual Degree Students who are specifically interested in WMD issues and U.S.-Russian relations can apply for our new Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Research The Institute is home to a number of important research centers and initiatives that are integrated into this degree curriculum. These centers also offer paid research assistant positions: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) NPTS in D.C. and Vienna Our offices in Washington D.C. and Vienna, Austria give students access to a wealth of resources including opportunities for placed internships and conducting research. [-]

Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for those who want to make a difference in confronting critical social problems, including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness. [+]

Become a Social Change Leader The Middlebury Institute Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for those who want to make a difference in confronting critical social problems, including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness. Through hands-on experience, applied learning, practical tools, and community support, this program prepares graduates to be effective leaders and managers in international development for social change organizations, NGOs, nonprofits and government agencies around the world. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the MPA - Master of Public Administration by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

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Masters in International Education Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. [+]

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. Our International Education Master's Program The growth of study abroad and international education programs in the past ten years has fueled the demand for professionals with advanced training. Increasingly a master's degree is required for entry level positions in the field. Our three-semester International Education Management program includes two semesters at our Monterey, CA campus followed by a 4-6 month professional practicum in the U.S. or abroad. Through our curriculum, students gain a wide variety of knowledge and skills related to program management, higher education administration, student services and affairs, and intercultural communication. They also study a language of their choice. Practica & Professional Experience Our students gain professional experience through the required international education practicum. They work with study abroad programs, colleges and universities, youth exchange programs, ESL or language programs, and government agencies around the world. Through a partnership with Middlebury Schools Abroad, our students can assist in running study abroad programs in Russia, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, France, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, China, Japan, Chile, Mexico, and Israel. International Education Careers We prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge to pursue international education careers across multiple sectors of the international education field, including managing study abroad programs, providing student services in ESL and intensive language programs, offering international student services, and serving in government programs such as Fulbright and Education USA. [-]

Masters in International Trade and Economic Diplomacy

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA Monterey

We educate students to be leaders and policy makers equipped to launch successful international careers in international trade, diplomacy, and economic policy. [+]

We educate students to be leaders and policy makers equipped to launch successful international careers in international trade, diplomacy, and economic policy. International Trade & Economic Diplomacy Program Our 3-semester International Trade and Economic Diplomacy program develops highly skilled international trade and economic policy professionals fully prepared to work productively in the rapidly changing global marketplace. Our graduates work with businesses, government and NGOs on the world's most pressing international trade and diplomacy matters. As a student in this program you will gain a deep understanding of policy analysis and trade negotiations as well as the opportunity to focus on one of three tracks in the trade and economic diplomacy program: business, government, or civil society. The program takes 18 months to complete, starting with intensive training in Monterey in the late summer, and continuing on with courses in the fall, winter, and spring. The final fall semester takes place in Washington, D.C., and prepares students to pursue careers in international trade and economic diplomacy. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

We are proud to be commonly cited as one of the top MA TESOL programs in the United States. Our program is training the next generation of leaders in language education and ESL teaching. [+]

We are proud to be commonly cited as one of the top MA TESOL programs in the United States. Our program is training the next generation of leaders in language education and ESL teaching. Our MA in TESOL Program Our curriculum is distinguished for its solid foundation in the fields of language teaching, linguistics and program administration. Typically you will complete our master's degree program in three or four semesters with a course load of 12-13 credits per semester. If you have prior TESOL coursework, you may qualify for the three-semester advanced degree program. Also, if you would like to combine your master's degree with 2 years of teaching experience in developing countries, you might be a perfect fit for our Peace Corps Master's International program. Our students also have opportunities to put theory into practice through language education internships and professional opportunities in the United States and around the world. Faculty as Mentors Our faculty are some of the most recognized leaders in the TESOL community. They will work closely with you as mentors and colleagues. Small class sizes encourage close interaction and the exchange of career-related knowledge and creative teaching techniques. Language Education Specializations Students may also elect to pursue one of the following specialization options in conjunction with their required TESOL courses: Language Program Administration Teaching Foreign Languages International Education Management Language Education Careers Our program will give you the skills and expertise to set yourself apart as your language education career begins. Our alumni are teachers and administrators in the U.S. and around the world. They work at adult education centers, universities, community colleges, K-12 schools and other language learning programs. Many of our alumni have also gone on to Ph.D. programs at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Oxford and Georgetown. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

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MA in Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies / MA in International Environmental Policy

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Joint MBA & International Policy / Environmental Policy

MPA / International Policy & Development

MA in International Education Management

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Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Address Pierce Street 460
Monterey 93940, United States
Website http://www.miis.edu/
Phone +1 831-647-4123