Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Earn your bachelor's and master's degree in only three years!

Joint BA/MA Degrees

We offer three opportunities for students to earn a Joint Bachelor of Arts in International Policy (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) degree in the following programs.

The joint degree is a six-semester, 150-credit program, with a minimum of 90 credits earned at the Institute. Students spend the first year completing undergraduate requirements, and then enroll in the master’s program of their choosing. They will cover core graduate course work that includes opportunities for specialization as well as content-based language and intercultural communication courses. In just three years, graduates are prepared to lead with confidence in today’s exciting and evolving international fields.

Is It Right for You?

Our Joint BA/MA degree programs are designed for students who have accumulated two years of undergraduate coursework and would like to combine a bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree in international policy development, social change, or counter-terrorism and nonproliferation. Ideal candidates include:

  • adult, independent learners who have accumulated credits over time
  • military veterans