Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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IPSS is offered every spring semester (Jan-Aug).  Second round applications for spring 2017 will be accepted on a rolling basis between August 1 and October 31. 

Information Sessions

Students interested in learning more about IPSS are encouraged to attend a fall or spring information session. These one-two hour sessions familiarize interested students with the program, its expectations, and rigorous academic components. 


Estimated time commitment: 2-3 hours including writing test

1. Complete the following:

  • An updated Resume or CV (submit online)
  • A degree map outlining all semesters of completed and potential graduate coursework showing how the student plans to participate in IPSS (keep for your own records)
  • A personal statement to the "IPSS Selection Committee." More details for this are included on the application page (submit online). 
  • Completed online IPSS application, including contacts for the applicant's top three placement organizations.

2. Take a writing test. One hour problem analysis memorandum exercise. 

  • Email availability for a writing test to Carolyn Meyer at cmeyer@miis.edu with three alternate times during business hours. 


View the online application with detailed instructions.