Graduates of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program pursue careers promoting the reduction and elimination of weapons of mass destruction and responding to violent terrorist threats.
"[This student is a] conscientious and efficient professional demonstrating advanced critical, analytical and communication skills... [She has a] great sense of responsibility, reliability and committment... [and a] readiness to address new and challenging tasks."
“The students that graduate from MIIS are the most qualified of all the folks coming straight out of school to work here. MIIS prepares students well to work here in Washington.”
Kerry M. Kartchner, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications
Office of Strategic Communications and Outreach
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
US Department of State
Where Are Our Alumni One Year After Graduation?
Population Surveyed: May, August, December 2013 Graduates
Survey Response Rate: 54%*
Average Reported Salary: $54,826
Percentages based on alumni employed or actively seeking employment. Alumni who are not seeking employment for reasons such as continuing their education, postponing their search etc. have been excluded.
*Please note that many graduates of this program are not permitted to provide information about their employment.
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What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?
Population Surveyed: Students in Summer 2014
Survey Response Rate: 95%
Secured Opportunity: 95%
Average Salary for Paid Opportunities: $19.67 per hour
Average USG Salary: $3,210 per month
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Diplomatic Courier’s list of 99 top foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 includes 2010 MIIS graduate Aaron Stein, a nonproliferation specialist currently based in Turkey.
National events once again drew media attention to the Monterey Institute’s unique international expertise, this time generating interest in interviewing both faculty members and a student with a particularly timely thesis proposal.
Monterey Institute student Lovely Umayam was awarded the $5,000 first prize in the Innovation in Arms Control Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of State for her online education platform bombshelltoe.com.
Reuters, NPR, the Washington Post and the Inter Press Agency all sought out the world-class experts of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) today for comment on recent events in Syria, Iran and North Korea.