Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

How to Apply

To apply, visit our online application portal and sign in with your username and password.

Application Checklist

  1. Online application, which includes:

    • Essay(s)
    • Résumé or curriculum vitae
    • Personal scholarship statement
  2. $65 application fee
  3. Undergraduate transcripts: Please mail these directly to the Admissions Office
  4. One letter of recommendation (2 preferred) Please include contact details for your academic or professional references on the online application.
  5. Interview in person or via Skype
  6. TOEFL or IELTS scores: Required only for non-native English speakers.
  7. GRE scores: We do not require GRE scores for this program. However, your scores may strengthen your application and positively influence scholarship decisions. Please use our four-digit institution code [4507] to send us your scores.

Second Language Proficiency

While many of our students come to the Institute proficient in a second language, it is not a requirement for admission. We will work with you to help you meet the minimum recommended proficiency level in your chosen language of study. You can enroll in a program of your own choosing, or apply to one of our summer language or ESL programs, for which scholarships may be available.

Non-Native English Speakers

Please submit TOEFL or IELTS scores from the past 2 years:

TOEFL Preferred Minimum: 80 Overall
IELTS Preferred Minimum: 6.5 Overall

Native English Speakers

We recommend that you’ve completed the equivalent of one-year of college-level language study before your first semester. Languages offered include Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Contact Us

Have questions about our language requirements? Contact us today at info@miis.edu

Accelerated or Advanced Entry Opportunities

You may qualify to complete our MPA - Master of Public Administration program in only two or three semesters through accelerated or advanced entry:

  • Accelerated Entry: If you have a related master's degree, you may be eligible for our three-semester accelerated entry option.
  • Advanced Entry: If you have a master's degree in a related field and 7-10 years of relevant professional experience, you may be eligible for our two-semester advanced entry option.

Please indicate that you would like to be considered for accelerated or advanced entry on your online application.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the MPA - Master of Public Administration by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition.

We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more.

Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section.