Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

MA in International Policy and Development

We prepare our graduates to craft policy solutions to 21st-century international policy and development challenges.

MA in International Policy and Development (MAIPD)

Our two-year master’s program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to launch careers in foreign policy and international relations. Join our students and alumni, who solve global policy challenges every day: resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. Learn to work in a language of your choice as part of the program curriculum.

Our Faculty

Our faculty members are experienced policy and development practitioners and researchers who will guide you through your academic and professional development. Take advantage of our established connections with governments, businesses and world-renowned organizations, to build your professional network and get your global policy career underway.

Optional Concentrations

Within either the MAIPD or the Master's of Public Administration (MPA) degree programs, students can choose one of the following seven optional concentrations:

  • Complexity and Systems Thinking
  • Gender, Power, Identity
  • Human Rights and Advocacy
  • Human Security
  • Migration
  • Program and Policy Evaluation and Research Methods
  • Social Change Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Environmental Sustainability

Certificate Option

 Available for both degree and non-degree seeking students.

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Conflict Resolution Certificate

Combining theory, research and practice to solve conflicts around the world through negotiation, mediation, and peace-building programs. 

Immersive & Professional Learning

You will gain marketable experience through a final practicum by completing an internship, field research project or professional practicum along with concurrent academic components in professional programs such as: 

Careers in International Policy and Development

Our alumni pursue careers around the world in local and national government offices, socially responsible businesses, international organizations, think tanks, academic institutions and volunteer organizations. Learn more about alumni careers.

Admission Requirements & Applications