Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

A Learning Environment Focused on Practice and Policy

Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master’s in International Policy and Development students share a common faculty, the same core courses, and a passion for policy and social justice. Students who choose to earn either degree will acquire the professional skills to lead social change and shape international development and policy.

  • All of the core courses and specializations are available to students in both degree programs. Students take classes across a broad range of disciplines.
  • Students work closely with faculty and advisors to select the degree that is most closely aligned to their career goals.
  • Both degrees share an emphasis on immersive learning, curriculum flexibility, teamwork, and strong engagement between theory and practice.
  • All students work frequently on real-world problems with external clients and learning partners, both within specific classes and through semester-long internships.