We encourage you to apply online for our degree, non-degree and certificate programs. The online application allows you to complete your application at your leisure, pay the application fee using a credit or debit card, and receive online updates regarding document status.
After receiving your application and supporting materials, our goal is to provide an admissions decision within 4 to 6 weeks. Please submit the following items:
The online application form may be submitted for our degree, certificate and non-degree programs. You will create a username and password to complete the online application, and you may complete it in multiple sessions. You'll also have the opportunity to submit your statement of purpose and resume within the online application.
If you're applying to our MBA in Global Impact Management program, you will submit an essay, instead of a statement of purpose. Essay Question: Choose one of the traits listed here and give us an example of a time when you exhibited that trait to achieve a significant professional, non-academic accomplishment. Tell this story in 500 words or fewer: Insightful, Resilient, Proactive, Creative, Persistent, Resourceful, or Emotionally Intelligent.
For all other degree programs, you'll submit a statement of purpose, highlighting why you would like to attend the Monterey Institute and your future academic and career goals. Please limit your statement of purpose to 600 words.
Your resume or curriculum should highlight your educational background and professional experience in one or two pages. To apply for our One Year (12-month) MBA Program, you will need to demonstrate a minimum of two years of professional work experience through your resume or curriculum vitae. There are no specific professional experience requirements for our other programs.
Through our online application form, you will be able to pay the $50 application fee with a credit or debit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit or debit cards. If you prefer to pay by check or postal order, you may submit the paper application to the address below. 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.
Please make all checks payable to:
|Monterey Institute of International Studies
Attn: Admissions Office
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA
|Fed ID: #94-1425570
CA ID: #216-09672
Once you have paid your application fee, you will have access to an online checklist where you can view the status of your supporting documents. To view your online checklist, you will need to log in to the online application platform and select the application you previously submitted. Please allow 7 to 10 days for items to be processed onto the online checklist.
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. 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.
For those currently attending bachelor's degree programs, we will grant you admission with the condition that you satisfactorily complete your degree and provide final official transcripts.
Two letters of recommendation should be written by individuals qualified to evaluate your educational background and professional experiences. Appropriate individuals include university professors, employers, supervisors or commanding officers.
Alternatively, your references may email the letter directly to the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or send by mail to 460 Pierce Street; Monterey, CA; 93940. Note that your application will not be complete until both of your letters of recommendation have been received.
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  to send us your scores.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
GRE scores are not required for our other graduate programs. If you have GRE scores, we encourage you to submit them with your application for admission, since they may positively affect merit scholarship decisions. If you have an undergraduate GPA below 3.0, we also strongly encourage you to submit GRE scores. Please use our four-digit institution code  to send us your scores.
TOEFL or IELTS 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.
If you have completed your entire undergraduate program at a U.S. or U.K. college or university, you you may be exempt from submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. These scores may also be waived on a case-by-case basis, if you have completed extensive academic work in English. Please contact us if you have questions >>
Translation, Interpretation and Localization Management
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. You must also have at least six months of in-country experience using your second and/or third languages. Request Your Early Diagnostic Test Now >>
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.
Teaching Foreign Language
If you're applying to our Teaching Foreign Language program, you will submit a writing sample and complete a phone Interview to demonstrate proficiency in your language of instruction.
If you're applying to one of the following programs, we may contact you if we have any questions about whether or not you meet our language proficiency requirements. Our Language Studies Program Advisor will then assess your current proficiency level and discuss opportunities to improve your language skills with you.
- BA in International Studies
- Development Practice & Policy
- International Education Management
- International Environmental Policy
- International Trade and Economic Diplomacy
- MBA in Global Impact Management
- Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Only for Non-Native English Speakers
If you meet the minimum requirements for our MBA in Global Impact Management program, you will be invited for an interview via telephone or Skype. We will contact you to schedule the interview with the MBA Program Director, Program Chair or Dean after you've submitted your application.