Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

MA in International Environmental Policy

You can help solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Our innovative curriculum for the International Environmental Policy program develops the critical knowledge and skills to tackle complex environmental challenges, especially those posed by the multiple threats from climate change.

As internationally recognized experts and practitioners, International Environmental Policy faculty members stay ahead of today's job market to ensure that our students are prepared for the careers of the future. Our students come from a variety of countries to pursue their interests on a wide range of interdisciplinary issues.

Customized Focus Areas

We have expertise at the forefront of new career opportunities in International Environmental Policy and offer interdisciplinary coursework and immersive field experience in the three following areas.

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Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Integrating traditional marine science and policy with economics and management to promote ocean and coastal sustainability.

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Business, Sustainability, and Development

Exploring the role of markets in promoting global sustainability and sustainable development through business models, private-public partnerships, and public policy.

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Natural Resource Policy and Management

Examining the role of the public and private sectors in conservation policy and management, from agriculture to protected areas to forestry.

Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students

International students enrolled in the program can qualify for the STEM 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT. This means that international students may be able to work for three years in the United States after graduation while still on their student visa using OPT.

Internships in International Environmental Policy

Students gain professional experience through internships, prestigious fellowships and other real-world, immersive programs such as:

Careers in International Environmental Policy

Our graduates work within some of the most prestigious organizations around the world, in government, business, and the non-profit sectors, solving challenging environmental and sustainability issues. More than 150 environmental organizations have offices right here in the Monterey Bay area. Explore the exciting career paths our graduates have taken.

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