Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Joint BA/MA Degrees

Earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in three years

The Joint BA/MA is designed for committed, independent students who want to combine top-tier international studies with practical hands-on experience. Our program focuses on immersive learning, collaboration across a diverse student body, and small classes to encourage faculty mentorship.

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


Students must transfer in 60 credits from an accredited college or university and complete a 90-credit six-semester program at the Institute. Core graduate course work includes opportunities for specialization as well as content-based language and intercultural studies. In just three years graduates are prepared to lead with confidence in today’s exciting and evolving international fields.

Is it right for you?

Ideal candidates have accumulated two years of undergraduate course work and would like to combine a bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree in international policy and development, social change, or counterterrorism and nonproliferation. Ideal candidates include

  • independent learners who have accumulated credits over time
  • individuals with work experience
  • military veterans