Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

International Policy and Development

You can be a part of promoting global development.

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and areas of specialization, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum.

Practical Skills for Positive Change

The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP) program. DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester.

News Stories

Professor Jan Black: Unavoidable Truths

International Policy & Development professor Jan Black's colorful backstory includes writing the definitive account of U.S. involvement in Brazil, and being invited to play piano in Elvis Presley’s band.

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Tangut Degfay: On Freedom

Middlebury Institute student Tangut Degfay shares her story from a remote village in Ethiopia to Monterey with important stops along the way in Norway, Vermont and Japan, and the transformative role education has played in her life.

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