Monterey Institute of International Studies

Middlebury-Monterey Integrated Degree Programs

Your Master's degree program may begin in idyllic downtown Monterey, but it will take you around the world.

As a graduate of Middlebury College, you can earn a Master’s degree and launch an internatonal career in one year at the Monterey Institute.

Our Monterey Way curriculum will challenge you to grapple with global issues and create sustainable, culturally competent solutions. Thanks to the Middlebury-Monterey connection, we are delighted to offer future Middlebury graduates and qualified alumni the opportunity to complete their Master’s degree in one year.

Eligible Programs

Five of our graduate programs are currently participating in the Middlebury-Monterey integrated degree option:

International Environmental Policy

Just as Middlebury pioneered the field of environmental studies, our MA in International Environmental Policy program prepares the next generation of leaders in governments, international organizations, and businesses around the world. We create courses that address the latest international trends and practice what we preach through the sustainable campus movement. You will have the opportunity to pursue one of three specializations: Energy and Climate Change, Sustainable Business, and Marine and Land Conservation. Learn more about required undergraduate coursework for this program.

International Policy Studies

Through our MA in International Policy Studies program, you can build upon your foundation in economics, political science, or international studies by specializing in one of two professional fields: Human Security and Development and Trade,Investment, and Development. Our graduates take the road less traveled, pursing a wide variety of careers as peacebuilding specialists, development consultants, trade analysts, and much more. Learn more about required undergraduate coursework for this program.

Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

The only graduate program that combines these two fields, the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies will equip you with the skills and expertise necessary to advocate for a nuclear weapon free world and respond to security threats from state and non-state actors. Through the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and MonTREP, our students have access to on-campus research opportunities, experts in their respective fields, and internships with international organizations such as the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This program is open to Middlebury students from a wide variety of majors. Learn more about required undergraduate coursework for this program.

Teaching Foreign Languages

Our MA in Teaching Foreign Languages program will help you fine-tune your language skills and launch a career in education. Graduates are frequently offered positions as university professors, language program administrators, and educational technologists around the world. This program is recommended for students with a linguistics minor from Middlebury, and you must have a high proficiency level in your language of instruction to successfully apply. Learn more about required undergraduate coursework for this program.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program will prepare you for myriad career opportunities in language education, while you benefit from the expertise of professors who are leaders in their field. The TESOL program is recommended for students with a linguistics minor from Middlebury, and there is no language proficiency requirement for native English speakers. However, if you are a non-native English speaker, please review the admissions requirements. Learn more about required undergraduate coursework for this program.