Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Personalize Your Education

Students have different career goals and reasons for pursuing a Master’s in International Policy and Development. The degree offers multiple options for a customized educational experience, such as specializations. And all students choose a professional practicum, in which you can apply the specific policy and development skills you’ve learned in a hands-on field opportunity. 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 Specialization

Students are required to choose one of the following specializations:

  • Migration, Trafficking, and Human Security
  • Global Poverty and Inequality
  • Human Rights, Gender, and Identity
  • Conflict Resolution and Social Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Design
  • Financial Crime Management
  • Intercultural Competence

3. Add Your Professional Practicum

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