Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Application Instructions

Start your application today! Contact us if you have any questions.

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

Online Application

Our online application form may be submitted for our graduate degree, certificate and non-degree programs. You will create a username and password so that you can complete the application at your leisure. The online application includes:

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

Statement of Purpose and Essay

Statement of Purpose

You'll submit a statement of purpose, highlighting why you would like to attend the Institute and your future academic and career goals. Please limit your statement of purpose to 600 words. If you're applying to our MBA in Global Impact Management program, you will submit an essay, instead of a statement of purpose.

MBA 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.

Career Objectives Essay

Please submit the following essay question about your career objectives to enroll@miis.edu.

Career Objectives Essay Question: What are your short and long-term career objectives? How and why will a Middlebury Institute degree, combined with your past educational and professional experiences, enable you to achieve these objectives? (450-500 words)

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

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

Application Fee

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.

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: 831.647.6405

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

ˆPlease make checks payable to:
Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Application Checklist

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, 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.

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

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.

Please request that these individuals upload the Letter of Recommendation through this online form. You may provide them with the link to go.miis.edu/recommend where they may submit the letter.

Alternatively, your references may email the letter directly 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.

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.

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.

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. You should also have at least six 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 may 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! We'll work with you to ensure you’re ready to pursue language study within your master’s program. If it’s necessary, you'll have the opportunity to improve your language skills through our Middlebury language programs or through a customized language plan. Scholarships are also available for our summer language or ESL programs.

Native English Speakers

We strongly recommend that you’re at the following language level by the beginning of your first semester:

  • Arabic, French, or Spanish: at the 200 level, equivalent to the second-year college level
  • Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language: at the 300 level, equivalent to the third-year college level

Non-Native English Speakers

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

Interview

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.