Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Personalize Your Education

Within the Master of Public Administration degree, students have multiple options to customize their educational experience. The degree includes optional concentration tracks and a professional practicum—a hands-on opportunity to apply what you’ve learned by working with international organizations and programs to help create positive social change in the world. Students with relevant prior coursework or professional experience may be eligible for accelerated (three-semesters) or advanced (two-semesters) degree options.

1. Pick Your Degree

2. Choose Your Concentration Track

Students can choose one of the following eight optional concentrations:

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

3. Add Your Professional Practicum

Put theory into practice through a professional practicum in the field or related research course, such as: