Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Follow these steps to submit your application to the Middlebury Institute:

Online Application

Our online application may be submitted for our graduate degree programs, certificate and non-degree programs, and short term language programs. You will create a username and password so that you return to complete your application anytime.

The online application includes:

Once you’ve submitted the application, you will have access to an online checklist where you can track your application and supporting documents.

Statement of Purpose or Essays

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should focus on how and why a Middlebury Institute degree, combined with your past educational and professional experiences, will enable you to achieve your career goals. Please limit your statement of purpose to 600 words.


We require a few essays highlighting your career objectives and how your background fits with the program and the Institute. To find out the specific questions, please start your application.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Your resume or curriculum vitae should highlight your educational background and professional experience in one or two pages. Most of our graduate programs do not have specific professional experience requirements. However, for our One Year MBA, you must demonstrate a minimum of two years of professional work experience.

Personal Scholarship Statement

To receive priority consideration for merit and need-based scholarships, please include a Personal Scholarship Statement with your online application. To find out the details of the scholarship statement, please start your application.

Application Fee

Through our online application, you will be able to pay the $65 application fee with a credit or debit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit or debit cards. Application fee waivers are available for students affiliated with our partner organizations or schools.

Other Payment Methods

If you would like to pay the application fee using a wire transfer, please contact the Cashier's Office at 831.647.6434 for more information.

If you prefer to pay by check or postal order, send your payment to:

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Attn: Admissions Office
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA

Email: enroll@miis.edu

Fax: 831.647.4188

Fed ID: #94-1425570
CA ID: #216-09672

ˆPlease make checks payable to:
Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Application Checklist

Once you have submitted your application, we'll give you access to an online checklist where you can view the status of your supporting documents. Please allow 7 to 10 days for documents to be processed.

Supporting Documents and Interview

Your application will not be complete until we receive the following supporting materials and you participate in an admissions interview:

Official Undergraduate Transcripts

Official transcripts for your undergraduate degree and/or previous graduate degree (if applicable) should be sent directly to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelopes from all of the academic institutions you have attended:

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Attn: Admissions Office
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA

If you're currently attending a bachelor's degree program, we will grant you admission with the condition that you satisfactorily complete your degree and provide final official transcripts.

If your college or university does not provide original transcripts, we will accept certified copies. Please provide certified English translations for non-English language transcripts.

Two Letters of Recommendation Preferred

Although we only require one letter of recommendation for admission, we strongly encourage you to submit two letters of recommendation. We accept recommendations from both academic or professional references, such as university professors, employers, supervisors or commanding officers.

Please provide the contact details for one or two recommenders through your online application. Your references will receive a email from us, requesting that they submit the letter of recommendation through an online form.

Alternatively, your references may submit their Letter of Recommendation directly by emailing the letter to the Admissions Office at enroll@miis.edu.

Standardized Test Scores

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

GMAT scores are required for the Fisher MBA in Global Impact Management program. However, GRE scores may also be submitted as a substitute for the GMAT. Please use our four-digit institution code [4507] to send us your scores.

GMAT or GRE waivers are available for qualified candidates. Please contact your enrollment advisor to learn more.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

GRE scores are not required for our other graduate programs. 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.


For non-native English speakers, you must provide evidence of English proficiency from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations. Your scores are valid for two years after the test date.

Proof of Second Language Proficiency

Please choose your program of interest to review our language proficiency requirements:

Translation, Interpretation and Localization Management

All Applicants

If you're applying to one of our Translation, Interpretation and Localization Management programs, you will submit an Early Diagnostic Test (EDT) to demonstrate proficiency in your first and second languages. We highly recommend that you have at least 6 months of in-country experience using your second and/or third languages.

Non-native English Speakers

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

Optional 3rd Language

If you wish to pursue a third language [C language], you must apply to the MA in Translation or the MA in Conference Interpretation. You will also need to take a second Early Diagnostic Test, once you're admitted based on your first diagnostic test.

TFL - Teaching Foreign Language

All Applicants

If the language you would like to teach differs from your native language, you will need to submit a writing sample and complete a phone Interview to demonstrate your language proficiency. The writing sample should be a 2-3 page document on any topic in your language of instruction. Our language faculty will contact you by phone or email to arrange the interview.

Non-native English Speakers

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

TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Native English Speakers

No language proficiency requirements.

Non-native English Speakers

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

All Other Programs

If you’re interested in the following programs, you’ve come to the right place!

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.

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.

Non-Native English Speakers

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


As the final step for your application, you’ll be invited to an interview with our Director of Admissions either in-person or via Skype. Please check your email for the invitation.